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  1. Antique instrument still plucks heartstrings

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the two instruments and human voice into a new soundscape. The opening with bronze bells set the nostalgic tone, and the extensive violin-guqin cadenza brought about fresh perspectives. ... Oliver Chou Dialogue between Guqin and Gragnani Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra June 18 City Hall Concert Hall The East-meets-West theme took the form of two antique instruments. Beijing ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    HK to host world music contest that uses Chinese, Western instruments

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... for a chamber ensemble, must feature Western and Chinese instruments. Co-presented by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Luxembourg Sinfonietta, the International Composition Prize 2013 is inviting ... are required to compose a work of 10 to 12 minutes that use seven Chinese and seven Western instruments to depict nine pictures in a designated sequence, says Marcel Wengler, founder of the decade-old ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Yan Huichang: conductor hitting all the right notes

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... accolade is the appointment as principal guest conductor of Taiwan's National Chinese Orchestra, the island's flagship ensemble of traditional Chinese instruments. This makes him the de ... With the orchestra's incorporation in 2001, Yan saw a wide-open future to build the group from a performing body to a world-class centre of Chinese music encompassing new works, instrument reform, education ...

  4. Musical set

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... you choose to live in Germany instead of the United States? Cameron Carpenter: I went to Germany to play a couple of years ago, and when I visited Berlin, I fell in love with the place right away. Nick Hu: What advice would you give to a budding organist? CC: I am a huge believer in instrument ownership. I've owned 14 or 15 digital organs in the past 15 years. All the important ...

  5. Striking the right chord

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Playing and sharing music with friends and family is an enjoyable social activity. Learning guitar is one of the more easily achievable means, as many popular songs only require a person to learn three or four chords. 'The guitar is a good choice of instrument when you are an adult because singing and playing songs is easy to do with this instrument. Usually, an adult can play ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam jails musicians over songs

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch Asia. ... a decision that rights groups branded an outrage. Viet Khang was given a four-year jail term while Tran Vu Anh Binh, 37 was handed a six-year sentence, lawyer Tran Vu Hai said after a short trial ...

  7. Instruments in Focus: Violin and Cello

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dennis Kim and Richard Bamping play Brahms' Double Concerto with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by Pietari Inkinen (above). The programme also includes Sibelius' Finlandia and Symphony No 5 by Shostakovich. Tomorrow and Sat, 8pm ...

  8. Guide to the orchestra

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... the back, and right at the back are the percussion instruments. The conductor is in charge of controlling the sound the orchestra makes, whether it be all the instruments or just a few members ... the conductor and the audience. They are grouped together according to the instrument they play. An orchestra can be made up of more than 100 players divided into four sections or families: strings, ...

  9. The free man heading our way

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam The big news of the week for jazz fans is unquestionably that Ornette Coleman (right) will be playing the 2008 Hong Kong Arts Festival. One of the most controversial figures ... is a two-headed collaboration between Braid and cellist Matt Brubeck. The cello isn't an instrument that crops up much in jazz, although Yo-Yo Ma has recorded with a jazz piano trio, and a number ...

  10. Nina where she belongs- up front and centre

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... spirituals, opera, folk and pop. She was famous for a highly idiosyncratic style that married a mastery of musical instruments to intense vocal dynamics. She was also an influential civil rights ...




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