Afternoon Series 2021

Afternoon Series

Afternoon Series

Afternoon Series

Afternoon Series

Date & Time

5 - 26 Apr, 2021 12:45pm-1:45pm


Laundry Steps


Free of charge


Live performances to brighten your day

Taking place every Monday afternoon, “Afternoon Series” invites emerging local artists to curate and develop mini-concerts, dance, theatre, comedy and multi-disciplinary performances for the unique environment at Tai Kwun. Sitting in the heart of Central, Tai Kwun is perfectly located to offer a brief reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the week. Come and relax with your co-workers, friends and families all the while being inspired by the innovative ideas of the artists.

Programme Timetable


Performing Group

Music / Performance Genre

05.04.2021 (Mon)

Musical Brothers

Western Instrumental

12.04.2021 (Mon)

HK Phil Lunchtime Chamber Music Concert @ Tai Kwun

Western Instrumental

19.04.2021 (Mon)

Giocoso Trio

Western Instrumental

26.04.2021 (Mon)

Splendid Melodies by Plucked Strings

Chinese Instrumental

Musical Brothers (05.04.2021)

Musical Brothers

Western Instrumental

Performance: 05.04.2021

What’s more inspiring than witnessing the talent of two musical siblings creating music together? The violinist Mark Hui will take to the stage alongside his brother and cellist, Joe Chan, on 5 April.

The concert brings its audience the sounds of both classical violin and the cello, with collaborative pieces such as the Two-Part Invention by J.S. Bach and “Lazurite,” a contemporary piece by Hong Kong composer Leung Chi-hin. Come join us!


Performed by Mark Hui (Violin) & Joe Chan (Cello)

About the artists

Violinist Mark Hui graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with first-class honours and obtained his Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music. Hui is an active soloist and has an immense passion for the art of orchestra, which has taken him around the world to perform and work with renowned conductors, such as Christoph Eschenbach and Michael Tilson Thomas, among others. He also serves as Resident Conductor at the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra.

Joe Chan is a master graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As an avid performer, Joe has appeared as a soloist for a number of orchestras and performed at an array of international music festivals. He is also a dedicated and passionate educator, as he studied the art of string pedagogy with Mimi Zweig and Rebecca Henry.

Mark Hui (Violin)

Joe Chan (Cello)

Giocoso Trio (19.04.2021)

Giocoso Trio

Western Instrumental

Performance: 19.04.2021

Giocoso Trio returns to Tai Kwun with our Fantasyland! Let us open up your imagination by helping you to travel through the microcosmos, featuring different composers from across the world. From Salamon’s spirited trio to the masterpiece by Schmitt, the mysterious duo by Riegger and two hidden gems composed by Koechlin, we will eventually arrive at the last stop of this Fantasyland with humorous work of Arnold. Come and join our journey! 

19.04.2021 Concert: Fantasyland


Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano / Sean Michael Salamon 

Pastroale, Op.75 bis / Charles Koechlin

Épitaphe de Jean Harlow, Op.164 / Charles Koechlin

Sonatine en trio, Op.85 / Florent Schmitt

Somewhere Over the Rainbow / Harold Arlen (arr. Rupert Austin)

Duo, Op.35 No.3 / Wallingford Riegger

Grand Fantasia / Malcolm Arnold

Performed by Marco Leung (Flute), Peggy Lai (Clarinet) & Louis Ng (Piano)

About the artists

Formed in 2018, the Giocoso Trio was established by three local graduates of the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London: flautist Marco Leung, clarinettist Peggy Lai and pianist Louis Ng. The Giocoso Trio aim to bring their audience relaxing and joyous music, as suggested by their name “Giocoso,” which means lively in Italian. The trio believe that by combining unique instruments, such as the flute, clarinet and piano they can give their listeners a fresh sound of harmony.

In early 2019, they were honoured to be selected as part of the “RCM Gateway” scheme, which was designed to give artists access to a wide range of performance opportunities. The scheme brought the Giocoso Trio to various venues in London, notably  St Stephen’s Church and St James's Sussex Gardens.

Giocoso Trio are now based in Hong Kong and perform regularly with the goal of promoting classical music to the city’s audiences. Recent recitals include the “Afternoon Series” at Tai Kwun and “Midday Oasis” at Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Giocoso Trio will also be performing in one of the Le French May 2021 Associated Projects. They are eager to work alongside other local young composers and introduce works by lesser-known composers in their upcoming projects.

Splendid Melodies by Plucked Strings (26.04.2021)

Splendid Melodies by Plucked Strings

Chinese Instrumental

Performance: 26.04.2021

Modern Chinese instrumental music often incorporates ethnic and folk elements. It not only brings in various musical styles but also performance techniques. On 26 April, three young Hong Kong musicians, Chan Tin-chi (guzheng), Chan Wan-In (pipa) and Sylvia Tam (percussion), will bring to Tai Kwun a number of pieces with an exotic flavour.


Performed by Chan Tin-chi (Guzheng), Chan Wan-in (Pipa) and Sylvia Tam (Percussion)

About the artists

Chan Tin-chi (Guzheng), Chan Wan-in (Pipa) and Sylvia Tam (Percussion) are some of the most active Hong Kong musicians of their generation. They have been performing together since their days as bachelor students at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and are current members of the Hong Kong Gaudeamus Dunhuang Ensemble.

Chan Tin-chi currently teaches at HKAPA, as well as a number of local schools. She established ATJ Guzheng Ensemble in 2020. Chan Wan-in is a core member of the Yue Pipa Ensemble. She was invited to perform in Finland when she was still a student. Sylvia Tam is a core member of the Hong Kong Chinese drum team, the Refiner Drums. She was awarded the Best Drummer (Creative Presentation Section) in the 16th Hong Kong Synergy 24 Drum Competition in 2018.

Chan Tin-chi (Guzheng)

Chan Wan-in (Pipa)

Sylvia Tam (Percussion)