Artist-in-Residence

Mr. Chiu Kai-keung

趙啟強先生

Trumpet Player (Conductor of CityU Philharmonic Orchestra)

 

Mr. Chiu Kai-keung’s extraordinary talent has earned him international praise, and his wit and ability to connect with audiences has endeared him to the people of Hong Kong. Mr. Chiu is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he obtained two diplomas, one in conducting and one in trumpet performance. In addition, he gained his Master Degree in the Sheffield University. Since then, he has pursued a career as a distinguished conductor as well as an accomplished musician.
 
Mr. Chiu made his debut with the Hong Kong Mozart Orchestra in 1988. His talents were soon recognized and he was appointed as Music Director of the Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra. He has also conducted the HKSAR Orchestra and the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra.  In 2000, he was invited to be the conductor of the City University Philharmonic Orchestra.  During the last fourteen years, with his drive and commitment to perfection, he has led the Orchestra down the path of success. Mr. Chiu has also appeared with orchestras in Korea, England, Portugal, France, Australia and China. Apart from his busy schedule in conducting and trumpet playing, he is active in the field of music education and performing for charitable events.

 

Mr. Tom Cheung Tin-yau

張天佑先生

Dizi Player (Conductor of CityU Chinese Orchestra)

 

Mr. Cheung Tin-yau, Tom has got Performance Diploma of Dizi of Central Conservatory of Music and Level-10 Dizi Certificate of Arts Grade Examination of China.  He is also the Music Consultant of Tseung Kwan O Culture and Arts Association and a member of Shanghai Association of Jiangnan Folk Music.
           
Mr. Cheung graduated from City University of Hong Kong in 2004. He was one of the founders of City University Chinese Orchestra and the first Chairman. He was invited to give Dizi solo performance by Graduate House of The University of Hong Kong.  In 2006, he was invited by Sha Tin Symphony Orchestra to perform a Dizi-concerto ‘Lan Hua Hua’.  He was also invited by Hong Kong Tak Ming Philharmonic Winds to take part in Hong Kong first performance of ‘Romance of The Three Kingdoms’ and ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ music pieces in 2012.

 

Mr. Chan Cho Kin Joe

陳祖健先生

Conductor of CityU Choir

Joe Chan began to excel in choral singing and orchestral playing at a young age and had represented Hong Kong in many parts of the world with highly acclaimed performances. Graduated from St. Paul’s College in 1983, Joe further developed his passion for music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong between 1984 and 1988 during when he came first in his class for three consecutive years. He was the Concertmaster of the Chinese University Orchestra from 1985 to1988, and studied music composition with Professor David Gwilt, winning the "Yu Luan Shi Award” for creativity in 1988 with his Piano Trio, as well as other scholarships for his outstanding academic achievements. He was invited as guest conductor and guest principal by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta after graduation. In addition, Joe had been the Music Master in St. Paul’s Co-educational College for the last 22 years and has led the choirs and the orchestra to win numerous top prizes in the annual Hong Kong Schools Music Festival as well as Champion and Gold Medal choirs in various categories in the World Choir Games 2010, 2012 and 2014. He is currently a conductor and violinist, giving choral and orchestral masterclasses and workshops to local and overseas music bodies, and also the conductor of St. Paul’s College Alumni Choir and guest conductor of Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra.

 

陳祖健於少年時期已擅長於合唱和管弦樂表演,並代表香港在世界各地作優秀演出。1983年畢業於聖保羅書院,陳19841988年間在香港中文大學修讀音樂,並連續三年於班內取得第一名的佳績。19851988年間,他師從紀大衛教授學習作曲,更被委任為香港中文大學弦樂團團長,又於1988年憑「鋼琴三重奏」奪得「玉鑾室創作獎」,並屢獲多項學術獎學金。畢業後曾獲邀擔任香港小交响樂團客席指揮和首席,在過去22年間任教於聖保羅男女中學,由他所指導的多個合唱團及管弦樂團於香港校際音樂節中屢獲殊榮,並於2010, 20122014年度世界合唱比賽各組別中獲得冠軍及金獎。他現為指揮家及提琴手,並給予本地及海外各音樂團體教授大師班及音樂硏習課程,亦為聖保羅書院同學會合唱擔任指揮及為澳門青年交響樂團擔任客席指揮。

Mr. Lo Chi-keung

羅志强先生

Maestro of Contemporary Lingnan Painting

 

Mr. LO Chi-keung, founder of Zeal Arts, is a renowned artist of the Chinese Lingnan School of Painting. He has studied Chinese brush painting under renowned artists Prof. Chao Shao An and Mr. Kan Mei Tin since 1973. He was graduated from the Grantham College of Education with major in Art and Design in 1976 and started to teach at primary and secondary schools as a visual arts and Chinese studies panel. In 1978, he held his first solo exhibition in America. In 1979, he was invited by the Hong Kong Urban Council to create a poster of Chinese New Year painting "San Yang Kei Tai” 《三羊(陽)啟泰》. Over the years, he had held more than 15 solo or group exhibitions in both local and overseas. After his retirement in 2012, he continues to promote Chinese paining actively. Currently, he is a tutor of Chinese Painting in YMCA and Zeal Arts.
 
He has always been a devotee of traditional Chinese Arts, including paintings, calligraphy, seal art, poetry and ceramics. His love of Chinese and Asian Arts made him a collector of exquisite antiques and artcrafts since his early 20s.

 

Mr. Liao Hongbiao (Visiting Artist)

廖洪標先生

Master of Chinese Arts and Crafts

廣東石灣人。1993年被評為"中國工藝美術大師”。第五屆中國工藝美術大師評委。國家級非物質文化遺產項目石灣陶塑技藝代表性傳承人。

廖洪標出生於陶藝世家,1946年即從父學藝,後師從劉傳學習陶藝,1958年參加中央工藝美術學院"民間雕塑研究班”進修 。作品以人物為主,粗獷樸拙,豪放寫意,自成一格,耐人尋味。

其許多作品在國內的各種評比中曾獲國家級金獎、銀盃獎和一、二、三等獎。其中《漁翁得利》、《釋迦牟尼》、《悟法禪宗》、《藥王孫思邈》、《福音濟公》、《自在羅漢》、《張仲景》等多件作品分別被中國國家博物館(原中國歷史博物館)、中國美術館、中國工藝美術館、廣東省博物館、廣東民間工藝博物館、佛山博物館、香港藝術館、澳門博物館等收藏。

Mr. Liao Haifeng (Visiting Artist)

廖海峰先生

Chinese Craft Artist

自幼隨父母學習陶藝。1991年畢業於廣州美術學院雕塑系。作品多次入選省市美術作品展覽並獲獎。1994年創作的《展翅騰飛》和1993年創作的《關公千里行》(與廖洪標合作)被廣東省博物館收藏。2010年創作的《前程似錦》被中國工藝美術館收藏。

Mr. Paolo Morena (Visiting Artist)

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Violinist

Mr. Paolo Morena, Visiting Artist of 2015-16

Mr. Paolo Morena was born in Pescara (Italy) in 1973. He has studied violin with George Monch (assistant Henryk Szeryng) in Paris. He continued his studies with V. Liberman, Z. Giles, P. Vernikov, I. Grubert and Marco Rizzi.

He has been awarded in several international violin competitions (GB Viotti, Vittorio Veneto, Postacchini) and won with the pianist Alessandro Capella the first prize in the International Competition "Citta´di Termoli” in 1999. In that same year, he received the prize "Giovani talienti” del Rotary Club Italia among the most interesting violinists of his generation.

He has performed as soloist under the direction of conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Wladimyr Iurovsky, Claus Peter Flor, Yutaka Sado, Luis Bacalov, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Oleg Caetani, Jose Maria Sciutto, Christopher Hogwood, Dimitri Sitkovesky and others with a wide repertory from Bach to Schnitke.

He has recorded for RAI the first Concerto Grosso A. Schnitker with W. Iurosky as conductor, the Nocturne for violin and orchestra of A. Schoenberg with R.Chailly, and the Concerto for violin and orchestra of R. Scumann with O. Caetani.

The composer Giancarlo Menotti has dedicated him his concert for violin and orchestra (1954), premiering his work (in Spain), with Tenerife Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Victor Pablo Perez and the Argentine composer Luis Bacalov (Oscar winner for the soundtrack of the movie " Il Postino ") has dedicated him his Violin Concert, played in world premiering in the same year with Magna Grecia Orchestra under the direction of master Bacalov.

He was elected as concertmaster in 1999 by Riccardo Chailly of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano "G. Verdi”. Since then he is guest concertmaster in orchestras such as Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, NES (New European Strings), Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona y Nacional de Catalunya, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orchestra della Radio della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala.

He is currently concertmaster of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (director Jia Lu) and playing with a splendid Giovani Battista Guadagnini violin dating from 1771. 

Ms. Meng Xiaoxu (Visiting Artist)

孟曉旭女士

Erhu Player

Ms. Meng Xiaoxu, Visiting Artist of 2015-2016

孟曉旭,青年二胡演奏家,中央音樂學院二胡碩士研究生,星海音樂學院青年二胡講師。

盂氏自少年時代至今獲獎無數:包括2003年獲得全國首屆新人推選大賽青年二胡專業組金獎及中央音樂學院「天天杯」民族器樂觀摩賽第一名。2005年獲得首屆「中錄杯」國際二胡邀請賽青年專業組銀獎。同年成為民樂系唯一獲得中央音樂學院最高獎學金。「譚小嶶」獎的學生。受國際性音樂節邀請出訪日本、美國、台灣、義大利、荷蘭等地區,在廣州專程受邀為前國家地理朱路基,前國務院副總理李嵐清演奏二胡。

從教以來認真嚴謹教學,在教與學的過程中不斷努力與探索,所執教的學生,連續突破廣東省二胡在全國音素金鐘獎比賽和文華獎比賽中的最好成績。在今年6月,所教學生王前代表廣東省參加由教育部主辦的「全國職業院校技能大賽」榮獲二等獎,這也是星海音樂學院的中國民族器樂演奏專業近二十年在教育部,文化部主辦的國家級專業賽事中取得的最好成績,實現了新的突破。

近年來錄製了中央音樂學院《二胡系列考級示範》、《二胡高傳真》、《弦醉》、《絨花》

《弦音如敘》及《arifa》二胡專輯。孟曉旭的演奏具有獨特的魅力與吸引力,讓靈感在時空中漫舞,扣人心弦。

Mr. Zhang Peng (Visiting Artist)

張鵬先生

Pianist

Mr. Zhang Peng, Visiting Artist of 2016-17 

 

香港藝術聯會鋼琴學會會長

德國僑聯文藝部委員

天津音樂學院鋼琴系客座教授

 

張氏自幼學習鋼琴,師從多位中國著名的鋼琴教育家:中央音樂學院趙屏國教授,周廣仁教授,鮑蕙蕎教授,揚鳴教授。95年以優異成績考入天津音樂學院,師從著名鋼琴教育家馮鍵教授。

張氏於大學期間在各類全國鋼琴比賽中屢獲殊榮:96年獲音苑杯青少年鋼琴比賽專業組第一名,由此同年代表天津音樂學院赴青島參加雙星杯全國青少年鋼琴比賽,獲得青年專業組第二名。獲獎後應人民音樂出版社邀請錄製了獲獎曲目之音樂錄影帶。97年在香港第一屆中國鋼琴作品比賽中獲黃河鋼琴協奏曲組第三名。

98年應香港鋼琴學會之邀赴港於香港大會堂舉辦了音樂會。,獲得了觀眾們的好評。在此次音樂會中結識了香港著名鋼琴教育家黃懿倫教授,並於次年考入香港演藝學院師從黃教授學習鋼琴演奏。自此張氏以專業人才身份留港進行演奏及教學工作,並於08年同朗朗,李雲迪,等各界演藝名人一併獲香港政府批准以優秀人才身份留港至今。

09-10年兩次應德國巴德堡市音樂學校的邀請進行了個人音樂會的演奏。

2013年九月應德國僑聯的邀請參演中秋國慶晚會 演奏了黃河鋼琴協奏曲。

同年十一月應德國斯坦威鋼琴公司邀請對其公司進行了訪問交流。

與此同時,近年致力於特殊幼兒教育的學習與輔導。今年十一月應「一笑慈善基金會」邀請為大會及慈善晚會創作主題曲 "陪伴",希望通過自己的工作為有特殊需要學習的孩子們獻出一份自己的力量。

Ms. Pi Xiaocai (Visiting Artist)

皮曉彩女士

Soprano

Ms. Pi Xiaocai, Visiting Artist of 2016-17 

皮曉彩,星海音樂學院教授,音樂教育學院副院長,中國民族聲樂藝術研究會理事,中國音樂家協會會員、廣東中國民族歌劇協會副會長。

 

榮獲全國優秀教師,廣東省委宣傳部"千百十”工程培養物件; "跨世紀之星”藝術家;曾獲全國沿海五省市青年歌手比賽一等獎;全國高校民族聲樂大賽優秀指導教師;廣東省新民歌成就獎;並多次獲得廣東省文學藝術界優秀中青年會員和年廣東省優秀音樂家,優秀園丁稱號。

皮曉彩教授從事音樂教育30餘年,長期工作在教學第一線,深受同學的歡迎和愛戴。她在從事的民族聲樂藝術教學過程中,培養了一大批優秀的人才。

皮曉彩教授曾撰寫出版了與專業相關的學術專著《興國客家山歌研究》(25萬字),主持承擔了國家級子課題《嶺南民族民間傳統音樂的教學資源的開發、重構與利用》,撰寫了近12篇學術論文。

Ms. Yang Chen (Visiting Artist)

楊晨女士

Pipa Player

 Ms. Yang Chen, Visiting Artist of 2016-17

楊晨,星海音樂學院民樂系琵琶專業講師、中國音樂家協會琵琶專業委員會理事、中國民族管弦樂協會琵琶專業委員會理事、廣東省民族管弦樂協會理事會員,畢業於中央音樂學院,獲碩士學位。先後師從殷惠麟、李光華教授,曾獲第五屆"天華杯”全國青年琵琶大賽三等獎、第一屆民族器樂獨奏比賽優秀演奏獎。
 
先後在廣州等地舉辦多場個人音樂會:2009615 "點—楊晨琵琶獨奏音樂會”;2010513 "楊晨琵琶名曲賞析音樂會”;20121018日"珠落玉盤-楊晨琵琶獨奏音樂會”;20151024日"楊晨師生琵琶重奏音樂會”; 2016519 "楊晨琵琶獨奏音樂會”等,同時出訪德國、奧地利及港澳等多個國家和地區交流演出。2010 年獲中國教育改革研究會評選的全國教育改革優秀教學論文大賽一等獎、2010年度全國教育改革優秀教師稱號;2011 年擔任文化部中華社會文化發展基金會主辦的"第四屆全國青少年藝術風采展示活動”評委;2011 年擔任華南青少年藝術節評委;2011 年獲"敦煌杯”首屆全國琵琶大賽優秀指導教師獎;2012 年擔任"遼源國際琵琶藝術節暨琵琶演奏大賽”評委,同年被評為星海音樂學院優秀教師。2013年主持高等教育教學改革專案《嶺南音樂琵琶重奏課程的教學改革與實踐》,參與省級課題《嶺南精品音樂》。創辦星海音樂學院"嶺之南”彈撥樂團赴香港參加2013"華樂聯盟”國際華樂室內樂團隊比賽榮獲三等獎。20143月獲亞洲國際藝術交流大賽"優秀導師獎”、 5月獲廣東省首屆中國民族器樂大賽"優秀指導教師獎”、10月赴江蘇省海門市參加"中國音樂家協會琵琶專業委員會第二屆理事會”,當選中國音協琵琶專業委員會理事。2016年指導學生陳逸《琵琶在群眾文化活動中的普及與推廣》獲大學生創新創業訓練計畫專案國家級立項、李雅惠《琵琶教學的社會實踐研究》獲省級立項。曾先後在《樂府新聲》、《藝術教育》等專業期刊發表《琵琶教學中的美感培養》、《纖弱的美—琵琶下出輪探究》等9篇學術論文。