Performance|Yim Tin Tsai

Chinese Music Performance

  • 03/12 (Sun) 14:45-15:45

  • 1 hour

  • Yim Tin Tsai

  • Dr. Viola Yuen (Composer), Shum Kin Yu (Dongxiao Shakuhachi), Wong Chi-chung (Erhu), Angelyne Wong (Guzheng)

  • All ages

  • Open for public (Registration is not required)

  • Cantonese

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In Sai Kung Yim Tin Tsai, this special pure land, we will perform a kind of Oriental music that is full of Zen which can cleanse one’s heart and awaken oneself.
The music will connect with the audience’s soul, bring them back to simplicity and their original self, and forget one’s obsessions.

Performers’ Introduction:

Dr. Viola Yuen is an active composer, arranger, conductor and an A Cappella singer who is enthusiastic about the application of human voices in musical compositions of different styles. Her music displays uniqueness, originality and profound emotions. She is currently the composer-in-residence of the Academia de Música S. Pio X, of the Macao Diocese, an adjunct lecturer of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Music Director of the Sregnis Singers, the first contemporary A Cappella group in Hong Kong, the founder of the Coro Allegra and Chummy Choir. She is also a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (C.A.S.H.) and the Membership Secretary of the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild. For the period between 1990 and 2017, she was appointed as the conductor of the Diocesan Choir – Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong and the instructor of a choral conducting course under the Sacred Music Commission, the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong. She was the conductor of the choirs of the Hong Kong Music Institute from 2012 to 2019, the conductor and instructor of the Hang Seng University Sinfonietta and A Cappella Ensemble from 2018 to 2022.

Mr. Shum Kin Yu is born in Hong Kong and started learning the Dizi in secondary school. Mentoring under Mr. Wong Shek-On, he graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts majoring in the Dizi. He has also studied the Dongxiao under the tutelage of Principal Dizi of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Mr. Sun Yongzhi and acclaimed local Dongxiao player Mr. Tam Bo-Shek. In 2019, he began learning the Shakuhachi under master player Mr. Teruhisa Fukuda. Mr. Shum was invited to premiere multiple contemporary works during his schooling period to critical acclaim. Achieving multiple scholarships, he has received tutoring from Central Conservatory of Music professor Mr. Tai Ya and other distinguished professionals such as Mr. Zeng Yong Qing, Mr. Wang Tie Chui, Mr. Chu Man Cheung, Mr. Zhan Yong Ming, Mr. Du Ru Song, Mr. Ma Di and Mr. Hou Chang Qing. He has also represented the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in performances in Europe.

Mr. WONG Chi-chung studied Chinese Huqin Performance and Western Orchestral Conducting with Mr TONG Leung-tak and Ms YIP Wing-sie respectively. He achieved the Advanced Diploma, Professional Diploma, B.A. and M.A. degrees from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Chinese University of Hong Kong successively. He has performed in many places such as Italy, France, Australia, U.S., Poland, Singapore and Taiwan. He is also an active performer in Hong Kong, and has participated in many local performances and recordings including the “Local Composers’ Works Concert” and the “International Contemporary Music Festival – Musicarama”. He was also invited by the Radio Television Hong Kong to have “Young Music Makers” Huqin solo recital. Recently, he has been invited by the “Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble” and the “Hong Kong Music Office” to be the guest conductor of several highly acclaimed concerts.

Miss Angelyne Wong, a secondary 6 student studying at Diocesan Girls’ School, started studying guzheng at the age of 6 under the tutor of Miss Chan Tin Chi, and is currently furthering her studies under the mentorship of Professor Xu Lingzi. She has won various awards, including the championship of the Advanced Guzheng Solo category of the 70th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, the championship of the RTHK Radio 4 Chinese Instruments Scholarship of the 73th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, and the championship of the Original Composition category in the 74th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. Furthermore, her composition work was rewarded Outstanding Composition Award, Best Chinese Instrumental Writing Award, and Best Creative Idea Award in the EDB Gala Musica School Chamber Composition 2023. She also has numerous experiences onstage, and performed as a guzheng soloist, accompanied by the symphony orchestra, in the DGS Concerto Concert.