The Hearth

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The Hearth: “the making of ME”

The Hearth “the making of ME”

Creativity Day

Date & Time

21 May 2022 2:30pm - 5:45pm

Location

Laundry Steps

Price

Free of charge

Programme

Time

Performer(s)

Performance Pieces

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Cong Quartet

Francis Chik Yiu-ting (Violin)
Chow Yip-wai (Violin)
Caleb Wong (Viola)
Cheng Yan-ho (Cello)

JANÁČEK │ String Quartet no.1, Kreutzer Sonata

SMETANA │ String Quartet No.1, From My Life 1st, 3rd and 4th movement

3:45pm - 4:30pm

Chinese Music Ensemble

Jenny Chan Tin-chi (Zheng)
Alison Lau (Zheng)
Tammy Chan Tin-mei (Zheng)

LIN HAI │ Whisper From A Lute (re-arranged by Zhou Zhan)

TAO YI-MAO │ Butterfly and Blue

ZHOU YU-GUO │ Autumn View

LIU WEI-GUANG │ Along the River During the Qingming Festival (rearranged by Lin Ling)

ROBERT ZOLLTISCH │ Streaming Endlessly

5:00pm - 5:45pm

Percussion Duo

Raymond Vong (Percussion)
Hoi Lei-lei (Percussion)

DEBUSSY │ Clair de Lune

GRIEG │ Solveig's Song

D. FRIEMAN & D. SAMUELS │ Carousel

J. HISAISHI │ 794 BDH

GERSHWIN │ Three Preludes

ANONYMOUS │ Bella Ciao


Biography

Cong Quartet

Formed at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2015, Cong Quartet has performed around Asia, Europe, the United States and believes that the humanistic experience of chamber music is a treasure to the community. The Ensemble-in-Residence of Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2019-21, a young artist group of the Musethica in Europe, as well as a quartet at the Netherland String Quartet Academy in Amsterdam. Cong Quartet was the first place and Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Salzburg Mozart International Chamber Competition in Tokyo and 2nd Prize winner of the Kreutzer International Music Competition. They were also in the final of several international chamber music competitions including the 2021 Storioni Competition in Eindhoven.

Members of the quartet have participated in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar & the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute in New York, The Ashkenasi/Kirshbaum Chamber Music Seminar of The Heifetz International Music Institute, the Intensive String Quartet seminar at Music Academy Hörpu in Iceland, the Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy in Japan, as well as the Chamber Music Residency in Great Mountain Music Festival in South Korea among many other music festivals.

  

Chinese Music Ensemble

Jenny Chan, Alison Lau and Tammy Chan are young and professional local musicians who have won numerous awards in international competitions. They participate actively in performances and teaching work and receive great success. Alison Lau is currently musician of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra and Hong Kong Taoist Orchestra. She is also the music director of the MY Zheng Ensemble. Jenny Chan founded the A. J. T. Music Academy and AJT Guzheng Ensemble with her two sisters, Anna Chan and Tammy Chan, in the aim of nurturing music talents. Jenny is also a Guzheng and Konghou musician of the Hong Kong Gaudeamus Dunhuang Ensemble. By playing the music from within, they hope to bring beautiful Guzheng music to the audience through the concert at Tai Kwun.

 

Percussion Duo

Renowned local percussionists Raymond Vong and Hoi Lei-lei will hold a duo performance in TaiKwun on May 21. In 2006 the duo received very high acclaim with their first duo recital in Macao, the first percussion duo concert held in Macao. The duo have regularly performed recitals and different kinds of ensemble concerts in China, Hong Kong and Macao over the years. In 2018, they were proudly selected as a “Bravo Macao!” Artist at the 32rd Macao International Music Festival. The upcoming performances will bring you a diversified auditory feast - the concerts will feature Western classical music, contemporary music and folk music.


About "The Hearth"

We believe everything in life can be an inspiration of arts, and everyone can unlock their artistic potential through participation and appreciation. By bringing people together to share a time and a space, performing arts can create bonding and memories that are unique and relevant to those on and off the stage.

“The Hearth” is a regular thematic programme to explore how performing arts can connect people from different communities and create synergy. By integrating music, dance, theatre, films, literature and more, each monthly programme is designed to look into how performing arts can nurture creativity, establish identity and care for wellbeing. These programmes are curated and led by creative and academic professionals across various sectors, presented in a range of performances, workshops, screenings, games, talks and more to encourage participation, evoke thinking and stimulate discussion around topics that concern us.