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Dr. Lesley Chan 陳家曦博士

Dr Lesley Chan 陳家曦博士Dr. Chan is a Hong Kong-born choral conductor and composer. He is particularly competent in composing Chinese choral music and in training youth and adult choirs. He is of the view that excellent choirs should possess high standard vocal techniques and place emphasis in vocal training. Dr Chan is often being invited to give lectures at home and abroad, including Beijing, Shanghai & St. Petersburg. At the invitation of choral conductor and composer maestro Vytautus Miškinis, Dr. Chan had also given lectures at the music teachers’ summer training camp in Lithuania.

In the past decade, Dr. Chan has led the award-winning Wah Yan College, Kowloon Boys’ Choir in many performances and competitions outside Hong Kong. A number of championship and prizes had been won on these occasions, which include performances at Shanghai World EXPO, The National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), World Choir Games (2010, Shaoxing and 2012, Cincinnati), Pusan Choral Festival (Korea), Cork International Choral Festival (Ireland) and Vocal Master Classes in Italy. In July 2016, the Choir as led by Dr. Chan participated in the 17th International Choral Kathaumixw in Canada and won five prizes, including the “Choir of the World at Kathaumixw Award”. Later in the same month, the choir went to U.S.A. and performed as a resident choir in the International Choral Festival in Missoula.

Dr. Chan is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong. He gained his MMus in Historical Musicology from the University of London, Professional Diploma in Music (Composition) from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and DMus from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He studied composition with Law Wing-Fai, Clarence Mak and Wendy Lee. He also received vocal training from Isabel Gentile and Roberto Abbondanza. Dr. Chan’s earlier Chinese choral composition ”Ripples” has been published by the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild. His two other compositions “Resurrection Grass” and “Boundary” have been selected for performance by different local and overseas choirs. In 2015, Dr. Chan was awarded the Jebsen & Co. Choral Arts Youth Scholarship.

Dr. Chan is committed to contributing to the community through music and his experience. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association, the resident conductor of The Pro-Musica Society of Hong Kong and an Examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

香港合唱指揮及作曲家,擅長創作中文合唱作品及訓練青年與成人合唱團,深信一隊優秀的合唱團必須擁有良好的發聲技術及聲樂訓練。經常獲邀於海內外講學,包括北京、上海 、聖彼德堡及曾接受合唱及作曲大師米斯基尼 (Vytautus Miškinis) 邀請,前往立陶宛音樂教師暑期訓練營授課。

過去十年帶領九龍華仁書院男聲合唱團,參與世界各地演出與比賽,屢獲殊榮,包括上海世博、北京國家大劇院音樂教育系列音樂會、世界合唱比賽(2010紹興、2012辛辛那提)、韓國釜山合唱節、愛爾蘭科克合唱節及意大利聲樂大師班。2016年7月帶領該團赴加拿大參加第17屆卡塔苗國際合唱節(International Choral Kathaumixw)比賽贏得五個獎項,包括《卡塔苗世界合唱團大獎》。該團亦於同月赴美國,擔任美國密蘇那 (Missoula) 國際合唱節駐節合唱團。

畢業於香港大學音樂系,並先後獲頒英國倫敦大學音樂碩士(歷史音樂學)、香港演藝學院音樂專業文憑(作曲)及香港中文大學音樂博士(作曲)。隨羅永暉、麥偉鑄及李允琪研習作曲,易曼君及 Roberto Abbondanza 學習聲樂。近期中文合唱作品《水紋》、《還魂草》及《圍》於海內外由不同國家合唱團演出,前者更由香港作曲家聯會出版。2015年獲頒發捷成洋行青年合唱藝術家獎學金。

致力以音樂及經驗回饋社會,於各音樂層面作出貢獻:香港學校音樂及朗誦協會副主席,香港雅樂社駐團指揮,香港藝術發展局項目評審員等義務工作。
 

William Chung 鍾偉亮

William Chung 鍾偉亮William Wai-Leung Chung, baritone, choir conductor, and music teacher, holds an MMus in choral conducting from the Michigan State University, and a BA in Music from the University of Hong Kong. He studied conducting with Rolf Beck, Stephen Coker, David Rayl, Jonathan Reed, Helmuth Rilling, and Sandra Snow, and voice with Peter Lightfoot and Lan Rao. He began his career as the conductor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students' Union Choir and was the conductor of the Greeners’ Sound, and instructor of the Hong Kong Treble Choir. He now teaches music at St. Stephen’s College, and conducts the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students' Union Choir.

William was granted graduate assistantship during his study at Michigan State University. During his study at the University of Hong Kong, he was given the Helen Moore-Williams Music Prize, Hong Kong Children's Choir Scholarship, and the Bernard van Zuiden Music prize, in recognition of his outstanding academic performance and contribution in vocal and choral arts during his study at the university. He was awarded the best conductor in 2012 Busan Choral Festival and Competition while leading the Greeners' Sound attaining a bronze prize in classical mixed voice category. The Greeners' Sound also attained a championship in 65th Hong Kong Schools' Music Festival and Gold (A) Award in 2013 Hong Kong International Youth and Children's Choir Festival under William's conductorship.

Other than his conducting, as a singer he had performed abroad with the World Youth Choir in China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France. He currently is a member of Tallis Vocalis and performs at various occasions as a freelance singer.

鍾氏為香港年青一代合唱指揮,先後畢業於香港大學及美國密切根州立大學,隨 David Rayl、 Jonathan Reed 及 Sandra Snow 研讀合唱指揮、饒嵐女士及 Peter Lightfoot 修習聲樂,另曾接受 Rolf Beck, Stephen Coker 及Helmuth Rilling 指導指揮技巧。曾擔任香港童聲合唱團導師及綠韻之合唱指揮,現任教於聖士提反書院及擔任香港理工大學學生會合唱團指揮。

鍾氏在學期間成績優異,分別獲頒密歇根州立大學研究生獎學金、Helen Moore-Williams Music Prize, 香港兒童合唱團獎學金及 Bernard van Zuiden Music Prize。二零一二年釜山國際合唱節鍾氏指揮綠韻於古典混聲合唱組別獲頒銅獎及最佳指揮。二零一三年分別帶領綠韻參與第四屆香港國際青少年合唱節比賽取得金獎(A),及第六十五屆香港學校音樂節公開組混聲合唱奪得冠軍。

除擔任指揮工作,鍾氏曾以合唱團員身份參與世界青年合唱團於多國演出,現為 Tallis Vocalis 團員,不時於香港各場合演唱。
 

Clement Kong 江志群

Clement was introduced to the fascinating world of choral music during his secondary school at St. Paul's College. Under the mentorship of the late Rev. Moses Wu, he started to learn choral conducting. After graduation, he had long years of choral singing experience and has sung in many choirs in Hong Kong. He has been a long standing member of the Pro-Musica Society and has participated in many of the early Urban Council's Opera productions including "Madama Butterfly", "Cavalleria Rusticana", "I Pagliacci", "Tosca", "Rigoletto", "Aida", "Il Travatore", "Turandot", "Faust" and "Tales of Hoffmann". He was the chorus master in "La Boheme" in 1984. While studying in London, he joined the London Symphony Chorus and performed Brahm's "German Requiem" at the St. Paul's Cathedral. He was also member of the BCC Symphony Chorus, and participated in the performance of Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms", Delius's "A Mas of Life" and Verdi's "Requiem" at the Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. He was the chorus master of the charity concert of the Hong Kong Medical Association performing Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9" in 1996. He is now the residing conductor of the Pro-Musica Society.

江志群中學就讀於聖保羅書院,接受吳東先生教導,接觸美妙的合唱音樂世界和指揮訓練。畢業後,他曾參加多個香港合唱團,有豐富合唱經驗。曾參與雅樂社合唱團為市政局演出多套歌劇,包括《蝴蝶夫人》、《鄉村武士》、《小丑情淚》、《紅伶血》、《弄臣》、《阿伊達》、《遊唱武士》、《杜蘭朵》、《浮士德》及《荷夫曼的故事》, 並於1984年擔任《陋室明娟》的合唱指導。治學倫敦期間,更參與倫敦交響合唱團於聖保羅座堂演出布拉姆斯的《德意志安魂曲》。亦參與英國廣播公司合唱團於皇家爾拔堂舉行的夏季逍遙音樂會,演出斯特拉文斯基之《詩篇交響曲》、德留斯之《生命彌撒》及威爾第之《安魂曲》。1996年為香港醫學會慈善演出貝多芬之《第九交響曲》任合唱指導,現為雅樂社合唱團指揮。
 


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