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Music Technology

Another string to orchestra's bow

The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra has become the first local art group to receive the Ministry of Culture's prestigious Innovation Award, after developing a modern version of the huqin, a stringed instrument.

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

Remembering Liu Tianhua

Remembering Liu Tianhua by Wang Guotong and Ray Wong

When Chinese composer Liu Tianhua died in 1932 at the age of 37 he had only written around a dozen pieces of music, 10 of which were for the erhu. To this day, the small repertoire of works remains the most significant for the instrument, says erhu master Wang Guotong.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Classic story a musical triumph

Dream of the Red Chamber Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra City Hall Concert Hall May 4

A Chinese literary classic inspired two new orchestral works that premiered last weekend to the delight of its many aficionados.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

ABC Music

Do you know what a nyckelharpa is? It's an old Swedish stringed instrument like a violin and played with a bow.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Unconventional thinker sees the science in song

Jaws dropped when Professor Dekai Wu first stepped into the classroom in combat boots and unevenly shaved red hair - a get-up common in Berkeley but shocking in early 1990s Hong Kong.

'This was before people even dyed their hair,' he recalls.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Legacy. Stories Retold

Sheng player Loo Sze-wang (left), pipa/zhongruan player Lam Tsan-tong, yangqin player Mung Mei-kwan, percussionist Eddy Tse Tsz-chung and zheng player Chiu Tan-ching perform works such as Phoenix in the Sky and The Beauty of River Xiang. Jan 7, 2.30pm, Xiang Hai Xuan Multipurpose Hall, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd, Diamond Hill, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Students live their dreams with a little help from a friend

Szeto Kin and Lai Yue-sum were filled with gratitude on their graduation day. Thanks to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship Scheme, they were able to finish their study and pursue a dream career. The scheme was established by the club's charities trust in 1998 and has helped more than 300 local and mainland students, giving them HK$300,000 over three years.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'Harp Extravaganza' opens door to new season

The 12th season of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) kicks off this month. Music lovers can expect a special selection of music combined with guest appearances from prestigious soloists, conductors and composers from around the world.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A noted music man

Often left in the shadows, instrument makers are nonetheless essential to the production of beautiful music pieces. Renowned Japanese flute-maker Kuniaki Nomata visited Hong Kong this month for the Hong Kong Cello Festival organised by the Hong Kong Cellist Society. Young Post meets the expert and explores the world of instrument making.

Requirements

30 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Artem Konstantinov

Artem Konstantinov Gagliano cello bel canto Hugo

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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