They are a quintet, yet they play music written for string quartets. And that is not the only unusual thing about the local ensemble which will be blowing up a storm next Thursday night at City Hall. The King's Harmonica Quintet is made up of amateurs - who have won prizes all over the world. King's College school, which they all attended, has a reputation not only for educational results, but, for the past 45 years, for its harmonica band, which tends to scoop up prizes in the Hong Kong Schools Music Awards. The band has been established for more than 45 years, but it was in 1986 that a group of recent graduates decided to form an 'Old Boys' harmonica club - premiering with Mozart's Flute Quartet with a flute and four harmonicas. The King's Harmonica Quintet was formed the following summer, with two trebles, two tenors and one bass. Their early repertoire included Borodin's String Quartet No 2 and Dvorak's 'American' Quartet. The latter will conclude their programme next week - and, their publicity material claims, 'it is played much better now!' Tickets $100 from Urbtix. Call 2734 9009. Fruits of his creativity For the past 100 days, US-born Ulysses Chuang has painted in the morning, composed music in the afternoon, and written stories in the evening. The fruits of this creativity are now on show in what Chuang calls his 'time sculpture', at the Fringe Club until Monday. There are collages of words and images for each day of the experiment. Tonight and tomorrow night there is a live concert at the Fringe Club - with Chuang 'singing in a universal language reminiscent at times of Tibetan or Arabic music'. Call 2521 7251 for tickets ($75). One man's vision of our arts Tomorrow afternoon, local artist Norman de Brackinghe is giving a talk on the 'New Vision of Hong Kong Visual Arts'. The visual arts in Hong Kong have for a long time been characterised by their diversity and lack of common vision - in a place without a Fine Arts Academy, and with most artists having studied, or originated from, overseas that is hardly surprising, and probably not a bad thing. So it will be interesting how de Brackinghe will attempt to pull some of the diverse threads together. Museum of Art Lecture Hall 2.30pm. Free. Meet a young musician The International Young Concert Artist Series this summer has the theme of introducing young overseas Chinese musicians to a local audience. Next Tuesday mainland pianist Zhao Yinyin will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, Bartok and Liszt in his solo recital at City Hall. The former child prodigy won almost every major piano competition on the mainland before emigrating to Australia in 1992, and two years later becoming the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Young Artist of the Year. Several awards later, he was given a four-year scholarship at the Juilliard School in New York. With a repertoire that includes contrapuntal music from Bach to jazz, he is clearly a musician to watch. July 20, City Hall $140 and $90. Tickets from Urbtix 2734 9009. If you're talented . . . So you think you're artistic, you hope you're talented, but you don't have the cash to have a show. The Fringe Club and 1aspace are looking for people like you to participate in a group exhibition in the autumn. Flash! is for artists who have never had a solo show, and who have had less than five years working in group projects. Up to eight artists will be chosen. If successful, this project - intended both to help, and to talent-spot, emerging local artists - will be repeated on a six-monthly basis. Send resumes, portfolios and contact details on an envelope marked 'flash!' to 1aspace, 1/F Block E, 12 Oil Street, North Point.