Harmonic pairing

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 June, 2006, 12:00am
 

It'll be something of a reunion tomorrow at the Hong Kong Voices concert. The conductor, Ken Lam King-kei (right), left his musical director post with the choir last summer to study music at Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Institute. Meanwhile, guest organist Ng Siu-wai is only briefly back from London, where he moved to pursue music opportunities. Even more serendipitous, both Lam and Ng used to be colleagues at classical music label Naxos.


'We're actually quite pleased to come back at the same time, meet again and play together,' Lam says. 'Studying at the conservatory in Baltimore has deepened my musicality. Also, Americans are friendlier than I thought... It turns out they're nicer than the Brits.'


As for Ng, she's quite happy to be back. 'I missed the cheap taxis here. But my teacher in the UK is the head of keyboard at Eaton College and it's a lot easier there to arrange organ recitals and the facilities are better. Plus, I've been able to play at St Paul's and Westminster Abbey.' In Hong Kong, Ng and Lam will settle for Central's St John's Cathedral tomorrow at 7.30pm.


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