Chief Secretary Carrie Lam performs with Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Carrie Lam (left) makes her guest appearance with the orchestra. Photo: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Only recently she was shedding tears on television, but Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was all smiles at her latest public appearance, when she took to the stage in an impromptu performance on the guzheng, or Chinese plucked zither.

Sunday, 23 September, 2012, 3:08am 1 comment

Chinese sound of music

The guzheng has been a popular Chinese instrument since ancient times. It originated during the Warring States period and first became popular during the Qin dynasty.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Website helps people swap skills

As Irish economist George Bernard Shaw said: 'If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.' This wonderful result can be created by the exchange of skills on the web.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Tradition enhances young sound

Meanwhile, in the other SAR...

The guzheng took centre stage when the Macau Youth Chinese Orchestra performed to a full house on Saturday night.

About 400 people poured into the Macau Cultural Centre for the concert, which featured Chan Wei-min on the traditional Chinese string instrument. It was first in a series of concerts by the youth orchestra.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Mid-Autumn music feast

The Mid-Autumn Festival is not only a time for family reunions: Chinese International School (CIS) are using the holiday week to stage a talent show called Luminous.

The show, which will be held next Friday to raise money for the Care of China's Orphaned and Abandoned Children, features a wide variety of musical performances by 28 students, including an

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Wang Changyuan 50th Anniversary Guzheng Concert

Guzheng player Wang Changyuan (above) from New York, with 50 guzheng players from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Chinese Orchestra, perform works including Fighting with Typhoon and Yao Festival Dance. Today, 7.30pm, HK Polytechnic University, Jockey Club Auditorium, Hunghom, $200-$330 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2147 7388

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Xie Tianxiao and Cold Blooded Animal

Xie Tianxiao and Cold Blooded Animal


(Scream Records)

29 May 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


25 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Girl power

IN THE ROYAL Garden Hotel penthouse, 12 svelte, twenty-something girls are squeezed onto a king-size bed, patiently holding poses as the photographer arranges the shot. Some flick their long, lustrous brown hair, and others bat their eyelashes as the camera flash engulfs the room in a blaze of shimmering lip-gloss.

23 Dec 2003 - 12:00am