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2019 Community Cultural Ambassador – Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble “Along the Silk Road” Touring Concert: Music Theatre “All Roads Lead to Rome”

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01 Dec 2019 15:00-16:15

2019 Community Cultural Ambassador – Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble “Along the Silk Road” Touring Concert: Music Theatre “All Roads Lead to Rome”

“Along the Silk Road” introduces the audience to the influence of the Silk Road on the development of world music. Audience will learn about the features, similarities and differences of the music cultures along the Maritime Silk Road and the land-based Silk Road. The programme also searches for the “hometown” of various Chinese music instruments and delves into the important role that Hong Kong played in the history of the Maritime Silk Road. Through the cultures of the Silk Road, the programme explores the spirit of overcoming hardships and the courage to expand new horizons. The programme comprises touring concerts, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions. It presents the art of the Silk Road and explores the beauty of Eastern and Western music.

Programme List

Country

 

China

Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon

China

Glances Along the Silk Road

Korea

Dae Jang Geum

Japan

Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana

Philippines

Sitsiritsit

Indonesia

Dayung Sampan

Malaysia

Rasa Sayange

Singapore

Singapura

Myanmar

Yine Teh Zin Yaw

Bengal

Foot-bell Dance

India

Munnaeru Valiba

Iran

My Friend

Turkey

Turkish March

Egypt

Dance Music in the Upper Egypt

Italy

O Sole Mio

 
(Excerpts will be playing)

Special Guest Musician:Bryan Lai  (Yangqin)

Free Admission.

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Organiser: Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble

Venue Support: Hong Kong Maritime Museum

 

About Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble

Founded in 2003, Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble is a professional Chinese music ensemble actively promoting local talents and producing quality chamber concerts with a mission to promote Chinese music culture in Hong Kong and to show the unique charm of Chinese instrumental ensemble music. The Ensemble bears the artistic motto 'Small but Elegant, Simple yet Refined' of characteristic Chinese music, passing on Cantonese music culture.

Since its establishment, it has presented over 50 series concerts and 500 outreach concerts, premièred over 50 new works by Hong Kong composers, and cooperated with many international and local maestros. In 2011, conductor Ho Man-chuen was appointed as its Artistic Adviser, and the Ensemble's founder Chan Chiu-yin was appointed as its Executive Director. Currently it is a grant recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and a registered non-profit-making organisation in Hong Kong.

Representing Hong Kong, the Ensemble has been engaging in various cultural exchange performances in over 20 countries and regions. Invited performances include Zhangjiajie International Country Music Week (2011, Hunan), the Chinese Traditional Wind Instrument Music Week at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (2012, Shanghai), China-ASEAN Music Week (2013 and 2018, Guangxi), Musicarama (2014 and 2017, Hong Kong), Macau International Music Festival (2015, Macau), Silk Road International Arts Festival (2016, Shaanxi), Hong Kong Week@Teipei (2016, Taiwan), Chengdu International Sister Cities Youth Music Festival (2017, Sichuan), China Shanghai International Arts Festival (2017, Shanghai),  Colourful Guizhou Culture & Art Festival (2018, Guizhou), Kagoshima Asian Youth Arts Festival (2018, Japan) and other international music festivals.

 

About Bryan Lai

Bryan Lai started his formal training in Chinese music and yangqin at the age of six. He has been winning numerous awards and scholarships since his secondary school years, and has been invited to represent Hong Kong in various Chinese musical instrument series as a young artist, performing alongside prestigious yangqin masters from China and Taiwan. In 2008, Lai became first-ever Hong Kong student to receive a Master's degree in yangqin performance from the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, and has since established an active yangqin performer both locally and internally. His performance highlights include recital performances in Beijing, Hangzhou, most notably the Chinese-French Diplomat Establishment Celebration Concert hosted by Chinese President Hu Jintao to perform for the French President in 2007. In addition, Lai has also participated in the Krakow International Contemporary Music Festival and performed in recitals in both Poland and Moscow in 2006. He also participated in the Dulcimer Festivals in Germany and Mexico in 2007. Lai's performances has won him many accolades , and his name is mentioned in China's 100 Most Influential Artists and The Art of China - Chinese Art Monument and Famous Artist Overview. Lai is currently yangqin tutor of the HKAPA. He is also the vice-president of the Hong Kong Yangqin Association.