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  • Yu Tsz-long was chosen as one of the Recommended Works by Composers Under-30 at the 67th IRC

    Congratulations to our member Mr. Yu Tsz-long, for his work ‘Please Don’t Open’ being chosen as one of the Recommended Works by Composers Under-30 category at the 67th International Rostrum of Composers (IRC)! The event was held in Belgrade, Serbia, from October 12-15, 2021. With our council member - Mr. Lau Wing-fung, Galison as our delegate to attend the event on behalf of the Guild and RTHK, we presented four selected pieces written by Hong Kong composers, including Yu Tsz-long’s ‘Please Don’t Open’, Luk Wai-chun’s ‘Blue Pole’, Angus Lee’s ‘triumvirate’ and Anthony Cheng’s ‘Dark Side of the City: II – Trapped’.

  • Dr. Austin Yip wins the Award for Young Artist (Music) at the 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards

    Congratulations to our treasurer Dr. Austin Yip on receiving the Award for Young Artist (Music) at the 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards Presentation Ceremony on 30 May 2021. This honour acknowledges Dr. Yip’s contributions in bringing innovative and diverse repertoire to international music scenes. With his rising reputation and performance opportunities both in Hong Kong and abroad, Yip has cultivated a global vision of music and his musical network which bring immense contribution to the development of music in Hong Kong. Significant contributions of Dr. Yip refer to his album Eurydice: Ballet de la Nuit which was released in 2019, and an artist residency at MacDowell Colony.

  • 《橙新聞》-【文化走訪】新鮮出爐的疫情主題樂曲,如何透過線上工作坊展現給觀眾?(2021.05.28)

    【橙訊】新冠肺炎疫情已經持續一年半,過往習慣去現場聽演出、看表演的觀眾,漸漸也開始適應在網上看直播、欣賞錄好的節目的狀態。有時,因為少了場地和購票限制,在互聯網上演出的節目反而成為社交媒體熱話,猶記得去年舉辦One World:Together At Home時的全球矚目盛況,大家除了欣賞明星在家奉上的演出,還能一窺其家中佈置和與家庭成員的互動,倒是別有一番趣味。 眼見疫情仍未完結,且需要彌補大量原本倚靠現場演出的團體「無處可演,無人來看」之苦,世界各地的藝文組織和政府機構都推陳出新,試圖想出應對之道。在香港,香港藝術發展局獲香港賽馬會慈善信託基金捐助,推出特別資助「Arts Go Digital藝術數碼平台計劃」,期望啟發文化藝術工作者的創意,藉着科技發展數碼或虛擬的藝術內容,以藝術回應在新型冠狀病毒疫情下生活模式大變的社會,讓藝術更進一步融入生活。 全文刊於《橙新聞》: *Content is available in Chinese only.

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  • YIP Shu-kin Stephen 葉樹堅 | Hong Kong Composers' Guild

    YIP Shu-kin Stephen 葉樹堅 Stephen Yip’s music have been described as post-modernist in style, with Asian roots, gives the inner colors of an advanced spatial sense....... Yip was born in Hong Kong and now living in U.S.A. He received his doctor of musical arts (D.M.A.) at Rice University and bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, studied with Law Wing-fai, Clarence Mak, and Arthur Gottschalk. He has attended major music festivals including: Wellesley Composers Conference, Aspen Music Festival, Asian Composers’ League, ISCM World Music Days, Chinese Composers’ Festival, IMPULS Ensemble Akademie, Luxembourg, the International Summer Course for New Music, Darmstadt, Germany, Wellesley Composers’ Conference. Residencies include: the Atlantic Centre for the Arts, Yaddo Colony and MacDowell Colony. Yip’s works have been performed in the Asia, Europe and America. He has received several composition prizes, included “Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award”, “Taiwan Music Center International Composition Prize”, “Robert Avalon International Prize”, “Singapore International Composition Competition for Chinese Orchestra”, the ALEA III composition Competition, and the 2010 Alvarez Chamber Orchestra Freestyle Composition Competition, London, England. His works are recorded in the ERM-Media, PARMA, Capstone, North South recording, Ablaze records, ATMA Classique, and Beauport Classical labels. Yip is a member of the SCI, NACUSA, and ASCAP. Currently, he is on the music faculty at Houston Community College and works as a freelance composer. 葉樹堅出生於香港,現居美國。畢業於香港演藝學院及美國賴斯大學。他曾參加Aspen音樂節、亞洲作曲家同盟、加州E.A.R.作曲家研討會及捷克第十三屆國際夏日節,亦曾於佛羅里達州的亞特蘭大藝術中心、內布拉斯加州的甘姆哈丁尼爾遜藝術中心及弗吉尼亞州創意藝術中心擔任駐場藝術家。 他的作品曾於美國、歐洲及亞洲演出。曾獲得的作曲獎項包括Salvatore Martirano 紀念國際作曲獎、新加坡中國樂隊國際作曲獎、2011年臺灣音樂中心TMC國際作曲大賽, Isang Yun國際作曲比賽入選獎等。他的作品經ERM-Media、PARMA、North South recording、ATMAClassical及Beauport Classical等品牌灌錄發行。 葉氏曾跟多個著名樂團合作。包括香港中樂團、香港小交響樂團、香港無極樂團、新加坡中樂團、台灣十方樂集、美國Wellesley Composer Conference Ensemble、North/South Consonance、聖保羅室樂團、瑞典Curious Chamber Players、德國Ensemble El Perro Andaluz、韓國TIMF Ensemble、盧森堡Sinfonietta及俄羅斯新音樂團等。 葉樹堅是作曲家協會 (SCI) 及香港作曲家及作詞家協會成員,現任教於侯斯頓社區學院音樂系及自由作曲家。 MAJOR WORKS 主要作品 Orchestral / Large Ensemble (Western) In a Silent Way (2014) for String Ensemble Mantra 真言 (2013) for Wind Ensemble Performed by Hong Kong Band Directors Wind Orchestra, conductor: Stephen Yip ; Tsuen Wan Town Centre, Hong Kong, 2013 Postlude: Etenraku (2012) for Wind Ensemble Performed by EKU Wind Ensemble, conductor: David Clemmer Gifford, EKU Richmond, Kentucky, 2013 The Luminous Mystery (2011) for violin and orchestra Realm of the Immortals (2012) for Chamber Orchestra, Performed by Wellesley Composer Conference Ensemble, conductor: James Baker. Reverberation II (2011) for 12 players Performed by North South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, conductor: Max Lifchitz; Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, New York, NY, 2011 Reverberation (2010) for 10 players Performed by Composers Guild Ensemble, conductor: Richard Tsang; Loke Yew Hall, University of Hong Kong, 2012. White Porcelain (2010) for violin and ensemble (10 players) Performed by El Perro Andaluz Ensemble, solo violinist, Emily Yabe; Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Germany, 2012. Flying Ink (2010) for chamber orchestra Performed by Hong Kong City Chamber Orcheestra, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong, 2010 Ink. Color (2010) for chamber orchestra Performed by Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Hong Kong City Hall, 2014 The Legendary Phoenix (2009) for Piano and Orchestra Performed by Taipei National University of the Arts Orchestra, Solo pianist: Mei-Ling Chien, conductor: Tien-Chi Lin Asian Composers League Conference and Festival Spirit Labyrinth II (2009) for Harp and String Orchestra Performed by North South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, Solo harpist: Megan Levin, conductor: Max Lifchitz Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY, 2010 Fragrance of Baekje (2009) for full orchestra Performed by Ensemble TIMF, conductor: Soo-Yeoui Choi Seoul Art Center, Korea, 2011 Six Paths (2007) for 13 players Performed by Luxembourg Sinfonietta, conductor: Marcel Wengler Centre des Arts Pluriels Ed. Juncker, Luxembourg, 2008 Shadow of Golconda (2006) for 15 players Performed by ALEA III Contemporary Music Ensemble, conductor: Theodore Antoniou; TSAI Performance Center, Boston, MA, 2007 Orchestral /Large Ensemble (Chinese) Serene Haven 浮 . 憶 (2015) for large Chinese ensemble of 13 players Soundscape: “Fa Chang” 法常響景 (2011) for Chinese Chamber Orchestra Performed by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, conductor: Hee Chiat Chew; Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre, Hong Kong, 2011 Nine Actors 九角子 (2011) for Chinese Orchestra Performed by Singapore Chinese Orchestra, conductor: Tsung Yeh; SCO Concert Hall, Singapore, 2011 Chamber (Western) Tranquility in Consonance (2016) for flute, saxophone, bassoon and piano Insight II (2015) for flute, bass clarinet, violn, cello and piano Performed by New York New Music Ensemble, Buffalo, NY, 2015 Fantasy on Green Island 綠島幻想曲 (2014) for violin, cello and piano Peace of Mind (2014) for bass clarinet, baritone saxophone and piano Insight (2014) for viola, cello and piano *Commissioned by Hong Kong Composers’ Guild In Seventh Heaven (2014) for saxophone, double bass and piano Hermit (2014) for 8 players of flute, clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello doubla bass and piano Performed by Ensemble Eclat, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, Hong Kong, 2014 Distant Voices (2013) for String Quartet Performed by Quatetto Ascanio, Palagio de Parte Guelfa, Florence Italy, 2013 Silent Wind (2011) for viola, guitar, and vibraphone Performed by Curious Chamber Players; Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Germany, 2012 Dark Side of the Shadows (2011) for bass clarinet, cello and piano Performed by Illnois Modern Ensemble, Krannert Center for Performing Arts, 2012 Time and Tide (2010) for trombone and percussion (1 player) Performed by Ryan Rongone, trombone and Jack Westmoreland, percussion; 14 Pews, Houston Composers Salon concert, 2014 Basho’s Six Scenes (2010) for shakuhachi, 2 violins, viola, and cello Performed by Tajima Ken-ichi, shakuhachi and AMF String Quartet; Asian Music Festival, Tokyo Japan, 2010 Echo of Basho’s Voices (2010) for flute, violin, cello, and piano Performed by Festival New Music Ensemble, The 10th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music, 2012 Yugen III (2009) for alto (tenor) saxophone, Bb (bass) clarinet, and piano. Performed by Thelema Trio, SCI National Conference, South Carolina, 2010 Black, Wood, Silence, Color (2009) for erhu, guzheng, flute, bass clarinet, accordion, violin, cello and percussion. Performed by Luxembourg Sinfonietta and guest players; Abbaye de Nemunster, Luxembourg, 2009 Reflection on Klee’s Ancient Sound (2009) for Oboe, Bassoon, Viola, and Guitar Performed by Ensemble Sortisatio, Musicarama New Music Festival, Hong Kong, 2009 Yûgen (2008) for Flute (Piccolo), Bb Clarinet (Bass Clarinet), Cello, and Piano *Commissioned by San Francisco Chamber Mix ensemble Performed by Foundation for Modern Music Ensemble The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Texas, 2013 Hundun (2008) for Harp and Double Bass Performed by Megan Levin, harp and Shawn Conley, double bass Christ and St Stephen’s church, New York, NY, 2009 Karma II (2008) for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Violin, Cello and Double Bass Performed by Juventas New Music Ensemble, Boston, MA, 2007 In the Garden (2007) for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass. Performed by Ensemble Be, Asian Contemporary Music Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2009 Karma (2007) for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Cello, and Percussion Performed by E.A.R. UNIT New Music Ensemble, Arcosanti, Arizona, 2007. Beautiful Mind (2006) for String Quartet *Commissioned by Creator of Music Performance Organization Gorintou, Five Rings Pagoda (2006) for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Cello, and Percussion. *Commissioned by Hong Kong Composers’ Guild Chamber (Mixed or Chinese) Ding II (2016) for guzheng and string quartet Ding 鼎 (2015) for double bass and guzheng Betweem the Lines II《兩線之間 II》(2013) for 12 mixed wester and chinese instruments Performed by Chinese Virtuosi and Ensemble Amici, conductor: Kuok-man Lio Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Hong Kong, 2013 Message from the Wind《秋月涼風》(2012) for seven Chinese Instruments Performed by Dingyi Music Ensemble, Singapore Conference Hall, Singapore, 2013 Awaiting the Dawn《群鶴待曉》(2011) for seven Chinese instruments Performed by Forum Music Ensemble, Soochow University Performing Arts Center; Taipei, Taiwan, 2012 By the Lotus Pond《蓮葉清響》(2010) for Wuji (Yuan) Ensemble Performed by Wuji Ensemble, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Hong Kong, 2013 Solo Music Jasmine Bloosom (2015) for piano A Spring Morning 曉春 (2015) for flute Ran 然 (2014) for Guzheng Performed by Yu-cheng Wang, Roadhouse Community Arts Center, Vancouver, Canada, 2014 Hui 匯 (2012) for flute Performed by Elizabeth Talbert, Community Music Center, San Francisco, California, 2013 Color. Valley (2010) for Cello Performed by Christophe Mathias GroBer Akademie fur Tonkunst, Darmstadt, Germany, 2010 Spirit Labyrinth (2009) for Harp Performed by Jasmie Hogan, Simon Music Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2010 Sunflower (2008) for Trombone Performed by Aubrey Tucker, Spring Composers’ Concert, Houston Community College, Houston, Texas, 2013 Vocal / Choral Canción Cantada (2015) for voice, flute and harp Autumn Colors (2012) for soprano, guitar and cello Performed by Great Noise Ensemble, Ward Hall, Washington, D.C., 2013 Moonlight II (2008) for Mezzo Soprano, Violin, Cello and Piano Performed by HCC music faculty, HCC faculty recital, 2011 Discography “The Luminous Mystery” for solo violin and orchestra, on the CD, “Turbulent Sky” by Navona Records. Recorded by Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Vit Mužik (solo violin), Petr Vronsky, conductor. more information: “Dark Side of the Shadows”, Composer: Stephen Yip, by Ablaze Records. more information: http://www.ablazerecords.netStephen_Yip_Dark_Side_of_the_Shadows.html “Hui”, solo flute on the CD, “Millennial Masters vol. 4” by Ablaze Records. Recorded by Izumi Miyahara. more information: “Sunflower”, trombone solo on the CD, “Paper Clips” by Navona Records. Recorded by Andrew Malloy, trombonist. more information: “The Legendary Phoenix”, piano and orchestra on the CD, “Fire and Time” by Navona Records. Recorded by Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Martin Levicky (piano solo), Petr Vronsky, conductor. more information: “Spirit Labyrinth II”, harp solo and chamber orchestra on the CD, “Crosscurrents” by North South Records.Recorded by Megan Levin, harp solo and North/South Chamber Orchestra, Max Lifchitz, conductor. more information: “Yûgen III”, chamber music on the CD, “Millennial Masters vol. 2” by Ablaze Records. Recorded by Thelema Trio. more information: “In the Garden”, chamber music on the CD, “Millennial Masters vol. 1” by Ablaze Records. Recorded by TIMF Ensemble, Christopher Lee, conductor. more information: “Gorintou - Five Rings Pagoda”, chamber music on the CD, “Mosaic” by Navona Records. Recorded by Musica Nova New Music Ensemble, Lee Hartman, conductor. more information: . “Shun”, flute solo and strings on the CD, “Sound Paintings” by North South Records. Recorded by Lisa Hansen, flute and North/South Chamber Orchestra, Max Lifchitz, conductor. more information: “Hundun”, harp and double bass on the CD, “Ghosts” by Beauport Classical Records. Recorded by Megan Levin, harp and Shawn Conley, double bass. more information: “Raining in Autumn”, violin and orchestra on the CD, “Mementos” by Navona Records. Recorded by Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Vit Micka, conductor and Ondrej Lebr, violin solo. more information: “Yi Bi”, String Quartet on the CD, “Concours Molinari 2005-2006” by ATMA Classique records. Recorded by Molinari String Quartet. more information: http:/ “Novela”, Orchestra on the CD, “Masterworks of the New Era vol. 11” by ERM media records. Recorded by Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Ian Winstin, conductor. “Six Paths”, Sheng and 11 players on the CD, “Luxembourg Sinfonietta International Composition Prize 2008”, by Editions LGNM No. 408. Recorded by Wu Wei, solo Sheng and Luxembourg Sinfonietta, Marcel Wengler, conductor. “Karma III”, Octet on the CD, “Millennium Project: Made in the Americas”, by ERM media records. Recorded by Millennium Symphony, Robert Ian Winstin, conductor. “Shadow of Golconda III”, Chamber orchestra on the CD, “Masterworks of the New Era vol. 14”, by ERM media records. Recorded by Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Ian Winstin, conductor. Back

  • CHAN Nga-man 陳雅雯 | Hong Kong Composers' Guild

    CHAN Nga-man 陳雅雯 Born in Hong Kong, CHAN Nga-man obtained her undergraduate degree double majoring in Music and Media & Cultural Studies in the University of Hong Kong. In recognition of her outstanding academic performances at university, Chan received the HKU Worldwide Exchange Scholarship for her exchange to the Queen’s University, Kingston in 2010. Chan was also awarded the Hong Kong Children’s Choir Scholarship and the Bernard van Zuiden Music Prize. Chan is now the member of Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH) and the Hong Kong Composer’s Guild. Chan’s works have been widely performed in different places including Hong Kong, Taiwan and the U.S. She won the ACUVUE® NATURAL REMIX competition in 2013. In 2014, her soundscape music Vast Littleness was commissioned by Hong Kong Loksum Chinese Orchestra with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund. Her composition Command in the Rain entered the final of the New Generation 2015, performed by Chinese Music Virtuosi and was broadcasted in Radio 4 of Radio and Television Hong Kong (RTHK). The music also entered the Music From the Heart 2016 of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Her work In June was premiered in Nief-Norf Music Festival 2015 in US. Besides instrumental music, she also composes music for short movies, drama and dance. In 2014, she scored music for micro film , which has awarded the best micro film of M21 Competition. In 2015, Chan worked with Lok Sum Chinese Orchestra for a multimedia show crossed over music, movie and dance. In September 2015, Chan presented her own concert "Music Puzzle Concert" and received positive feedback and recognition. Audiences were impressed by the creative idea and interactive introduction of new music. Chan also works in the popular music industry, she is the songwriter of Firesonic Records, she has written song for alternative music singer Aifi and Chinee, which are publised and have been radio-broadcasted. Her music are sold in different music platform, including iTunes, KKbox, Moov and Omusic. She is the working partner of the Grandeur of Music, MaD and Taiwan Music Group "Stuttorn Band". 陳雅雯畢業於香港大學音樂系,雙主修音樂與媒體及文化研究,曾獲頒「香港大學交流獎學金」到加拿大京斯頓皇后大學交流;亦獲「萬瑞庭音樂獎」和「香港兒童合唱團獎學金」。與她合作的樂團包括「樂心中樂團」、「香港中樂團」、「龢鳴樂坊」、「香港現代音樂協會」、「香港創樂團」、「香港社區愛樂管弦樂團」等。 陳氏的作品曾於香港、台灣、美國等地公開演奏。2013年,她在ACUVUE® NATURAL REMIX 比賽中勝出。她於2014年受「樂心中樂團」委約創作聲音景觀音樂<淼渺>,費用由香港作曲家及作詞家協會贊助。作品<零零>入圍「音樂新一代2015」及「心樂集2016」。作品<In June>則在美國Nief-Norf 2015音樂節中演出。 除器樂音樂外,她亦有為電影、話劇及舞蹈等不同媒體藝術創作音樂。2014年,她為M21微電影比賽的最佳微電影<Dummy>作配樂。 2015年初,她參與「樂心中樂團」舉辦以音樂、舞蹈、電影為藝術媒介的跨媒體音樂會。同年,陳氏舉辦「音樂拼圖 - 以新音樂拼砌生活點滴」音樂會,以具創意及互動的方式介紹新音樂,受觀眾好評。 陳氏亦有創作流行音樂,現為火聲唱片的作曲及填詞人。她創作的歌曲在電台廣播,並在各音樂平台有售,如iTunes, KKbox, OMusic 等。 此外,她亦為「動人心弦」、「MaD創不同」及台灣樂團「頑樂樂團」的合作伙伴。 MAJOR WORKS 主要作品 Back

  • MA Jiu-yue 馬久越 | Hong Kong Composers' Guild

    MA Jiu-yue 馬久越 MAJOR WORKS 主要作品 Back

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