Dawn to Dusk

10th May 2024 (Fri), 8:00pm


Performers:

Jacqueline Leung - Piano

Hong Kong born pianist Jacqueline Leung is a laureate of the Antena 2 prize, awarded by the national classical music radio station in Portugal which culminated in a live solo recital broadcast on national radio. Described as a player who possesses ‘musicality, intelligence and technical finesse’, she has performed in festivals and concerts all over the world and worked with many distinguished musicians such as Robert Aitken, Trey Lee, Iestyn Davies and Jasmine Choi. 

Jacqueline is in demand as a performer and teacher and is in demand as an adjudicator at competitions, such as the Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition, International Liszt Ferenc Competition, WPTA Portugal International Piano Competition, 2nd Thailand International Mozart Competition, Japan Piara International Piano Competition (Hong Kong), China Artists Association Competition and Hong Kong Open Piano Competition. As a lecturer, she represented Hong Kong at the World Piano Conference and has given masterclasses and lectures in many cities in Asia and also Central and South America. 

Jacqueline studied at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Chuifun Poon and Prof. Eleanor Wong. She subsequently attended Wells Cathedral School, one of the four specialist music schools in England as a specialist piano student under the tutelage of Ms Hilary Coates. Upon graduation, she trained as a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in London, obtaining the LRAM piano teaching diploma and BMus degree under the guidance of Prof. Patsy Toh. She completed her Master’s degree with Dr. Tamas Ungar, one of the best known pedagogues in the USA at Texas Christian University. Jacqueline served as the chairperson of the Royal Academy of Music HK Alumni Association for many years and in 2013, she was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), in recognition of her significant contribution in the musical field. To date, she released three solo albums, ‘In Sunshine or in Shadow’, ‘That’s the Berries, New York Nights’ and most recently, ‘Snow’ on the Karma Classics label. Her recordings have been featured on Apple Music’s ‘New in Classical playlist’ amongst others. As a passionate chamber musician, she is a founding member of the Phoenix Piano Quartet, currently the only ensemble of its kind in Hong Kong. Apart from music, Jacqueline holds a Master of Arts degree from the Department of Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong.

Jacqueline taught piano and chamber music at BNU-HKBU United International College in Zhuhai, China as Senior Lecturer of Music from 2017-2020 and she is currently a music diploma examiner for Trinity College London.

 

梁維芝來自香港,在英美深造多年,表演足跡遍及世界各地,被譽爲集 「音樂才華、過人智慧、超凡技藝」於一身的鋼琴家。2015年獲葡萄牙國家古典音樂電台頒發 Antena 2演奏大獎後獲邀回葡國做全國電台獨奏直播,她亦為香港電台、電視藝術節目的常客,自2017起至今已發行過三張個人專輯。

梁氏室樂經驗非常豐富,曾與多位頂尖音樂家如世界知名長笛家 Robert Aitken 及 Jasmine Choi、 大提琴家李垂誼 Trey Lee、英國歌唱家 Iestyn Davies合作,並在 2020年成立了鳳凰四重奏,致力推廣鋼琴四重奏的曲目。獨奏方面, 她經常獲邀到國際音樂節作客席藝術家演出,如哥倫比亞坡哥達國際鋼琴節作當代協奏曲首演、哥斯達黎加國際鋼琴季的巡回演出。

梁氏同時活躍於評審及講學的工作,近年曾擔任施坦威國際青少年鋼琴比賽、WPTA 葡萄牙國際鋼琴比賽、李斯特國際公開賽、泰國莫扎特國際鋼琴大賽、中國藝術家協會音樂比賽、香港鋼琴公開比賽等的評審,亦曾任香港演藝學院 Excel暑期鋼琴節講師、倫敦聖三一考試局亞洲區教師陪訓課程導師,於亞洲多國做巡迴大師班和講座,獲邀赴歐洲國際鋼琴會議做專題講座及示範。她曾任北京師範大學-香港浸會大學-國際聯合書院音樂系高級講師,現為倫敦聖三一考試局文憑級考官。

自幼就讀香港演藝學院,跟隨潘翠芬和黃懿倫教授, 及後赴英國就讀音樂學校 Wells Cathedral School,畢業後考取獎學金於英國皇家音樂學院於卓一龍教授指導下取得鋼琴演奏學士和鋼琴教學文憑,之後跟隨美國著名 Tamas Ungar 教授深造並考獲鋼琴碩士。梁氏教學經驗豐富,多次獲頒全國優秀藝術教師榮譽。除了音樂,梁氏熱愛文學,擁有香港大學比較文學系碩士學位。

梁氏曾出任英國皇家音樂學院香港校友會主席多年,獲英國皇家音樂學院頒發 ARAM院士,以表揚她在音樂界的成就和貢獻。

Michael O'Donnell - Flute

As a classically-trained flute specialist, Michael has enjoyed a versatile and international career. Performing professionally in the roles of orchestral principal, chamber musician and soloist, concert appearances have taken him to renowned venues across the U.K., Europe and Asia.

In 1997 Michael was awarded a Foundation Scholarship to London’s Royal College of Music. Studying with Susan Milan he graduated with First Class Honours, whilst also gaining numerous prizes and awards for flute playing and chamber musicianship. Subsequently awarded a postgraduate scholarship, he undertook additional studies with Paul Edmund Davies. Financial bursaries also enabled him to attended the annual William Bennett Masterclass courses and the Tunnell Trust festival for chamber musicians.

Following graduation, Michael undertook numerous freelance performances and overseas tours with orchestras including the Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony, National Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He was involved in various commercial recording projects, notably performances and London-based session work with the John Wilson Orchestra. Active as a chamber musician, Michael gave performances throughout the UK, including a recital at London’s Purcell Room. He also taught the flute at some of London’s foremost schools, including the London Oratory School.

Moving to Hong Kong in 2003, Michael held the position of Principal Flute with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Macau Orchestra respectively. During his time Michael was featured as a concerto soloist, and was frequently invited as guest musician with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and other local ensembles. This also involved numerous tours to Mainland China and other parts of Asia.

Alongside his playing commitments, Michael became increasingly active in music education, teaching flute to a wide range of ages and abilities. He was involved in numerous youth orchestra projects, and gave recitals and classes at full-time music schools, including the Beijing Central Conservatoire. Following further studies in music education, Michael joined the music department at Kellett School, The British International School of Hong Kong. 

Besides his current teaching and performing commitments, Michael is an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. He is also the ABRSM Regional Development Consultant for Hong Kong and Macau.

 

歐東樂是一位接受過西方古典音樂教育的長笛演奏家,其職業生涯多樣化且國際化。作為管弦樂團首席、室內樂演奏家及獨奏家,他的演出足跡遍佈英國、歐洲及亞洲的著名音樂廳。

歐東樂於1997年榮獲倫敦皇家音樂學院的基金會獎學金。他師從蘇珊·米蘭並以一等榮譽學位畢業,同時獲得多個長笛演奏及室內樂演奏的獎項和榮譽。隨後,他獲得研究生獎學金,師從保羅·埃德蒙·戴維斯繼續深造。在助學金的贊助下,他連年參加了威廉·班乃特大師班課程以及Tunnell Trust室內樂音樂節。

畢業後,歐東樂以自由職業音樂家身分在眾多交響樂團的音樂會及海外巡演中演奏,其中包括愛樂樂團、伯恩茅斯交響樂團、英國國家交響樂團以及利物浦皇家愛樂樂團。他參與了多個商業錄音項目,其中包括與著名倫敦樂團約翰·威爾森樂團的演出。作為室內樂演奏家,歐東樂在英國各地舉行過演出,包括在倫敦普賽爾音樂廳舉辦的獨奏音樂會。他也曾在包括歐拉托里學校在內的倫敦頂尖學校教授長笛。

2003年遷居香港後,欧东乐先後擔任香港小交響樂團及澳門交響樂團的首席長笛。自此期間,他擔任協奏曲獨奏家,時常受邀作為客座音樂家與香港愛樂樂團及其他本地樂團合作,並多次前往中國大陸及亞洲其他地區進行巡演。

演奏之外,歐東樂在音樂教育方面愈加活躍,教授不同年齡及能力水平的長笛學生。他參與了多個青少年樂團項目,並在包括北京中央音樂學院在內的全日制音樂學校舉辦過多場獨奏會和講座。在進修音樂教育後,欧东乐執教於香港英國國際學校啟歷學校音樂系。

在教學及演出之外,歐東樂也是英國皇家音樂學院聯合委員會的一名考官,並委任為英國國家音樂學院聯合委員會在港澳地區的業務拓展主任。

Programme:

Ian Clarke – Orange Dawn
J.S. Bach – Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020
Hamilton Harty – In Ireland
Claude Debussy – Bilitis
Sergei Prokofiev – Sonata in D, Op. 94
Lili Boulanger – Nocturne

Approx. duration: 1 hour, refreshments available before and after concert

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