We are sorry that the event ‘Viennese Legacy Chamber Music Concert Series - Concert XI by Kitty CHEUNG, Joanne KIM, Evelyn CHANG and Cindy HO’ (NOV 19, 7:30 p.m.) is CANCELLED owing to the continuing escalating tension and unrest in different parts of Hong Kong and the transport disruption. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Kitty CHEUNG, Violin
Joanne KIM, Cello
Evelyn CHANG, Piano
Cindy HO, Piano
Schubert Sonata in G minor
Mozart Violin Sonata in A major, K. 526
Beethoven Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69
Kitty CHEUNG, Violin
Dr. Kitty Cheung, Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, first violinist of Romer String Quartet, co-founder of Contrast Trio (violin-saxophone-piano), and adjunct lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Over the years, she has performed in London Symphony Orchestra and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and has worked with conductors including Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez and Sir Colin Davis. She led ensembles which made recordings for Loft Records, New World Records and Bridge Records, the latter of which was nominated for a Latin Grammy.
She has given solo recitals in Germany, Vienna, UK, USA, Thailand, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and made solo appearances with orchestras including the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra. She has also recorded broadcast performances for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Television Hong Kong. She has given masterclasses at Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival (USA), Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (Thailand), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Institute of Education, and Kinta Valley Symphonic Society (Malaysia). As a member of the Romer String Quartet she performed at Carnegie Hall, and taught chamber music at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Ensemble-in-Residence 2014-15), Macao Polytechnic Institute, Modern Academy 2014, and Kota Kinabalu String Music Festival. She also often gives educational workshops, including the Chamber Tots Series in Wigmore Hall, London.
Cheung holds Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where she also won prizes in excellence in teaching, excellence in chamber music and Lecture Recital Prize for the best doctoral lecture recital. She was also appointed the Teaching Assistant of Professor Charles Castleman. Prior to that, she received Master of Music and Master in Music Performance (Guildhall Artist) degrees, both with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her teachers include Lin Yao-Ji, Ho Hong-Ying, Charles Castleman, David Takeno and Zvi Zeitlin.
Joanne KIM, Cello
Joanne served as the principal cellist at the Seoul Symphony Orchestra and also performed with the Black Sea City Orchestra at the Black Sea Festival in Romania. Joanne has given solo and chamber recitals at the Seoul Art Performing Center in Korea, and at the Iserlohn kirche in Dortmund in Germany.
She was awarded the “Best Musician of the year” at the Black Sea Festival came second as part of a string quartet in the young artist competition in Westfalen, Germany.
Joanne graduated from the Seoul Art High School in Korea and studied cello under Professor Kim Bong, who was known as an innovator of André Navarra within Korea at the time. She then furthered her studies in Germany with Maria Kliegel at the Musikhochschule Köln. She graduated from Künstlerische Grundlagen and Künstlerische Ausbildung at Hochschule für Musik Detmold under Professor Gotthard Popp in Germany. She participated in masterclasses given by Professor Arto Noras in Wien and Professor Jens Peter Maintz in Prague. She also worked with Professor Heinz Klaus at Hochschule für Musik Hannover.
As an educator, she was a lecturer of string-chamber music and professional performance program in several art high schools and universities, including Sunhwa Arts School, Busan Arts School, Kae-Won High School of Arts and Kyungwon University in South Korea. She is the cellist of the Vantage Trio and she continues to teach and coach chamber music privately in Hong Kong.
Evelyn CHANG, Piano
Evelyn Chang is a Taiwan-born artist with a diverse cultural background that easily allows her to effortlessly navigate the East and the West. She moved to London at age 13 to study at the Purcell School of Music, and soon gave regular concerts in Europe and the UK; including performance at the Buckingham Palace in the presence of Prince Charles. Evelyn completed her musical training at the Royal College of Music, and gave her London debut in 2004 at the South Bank Centre. The resounding critical success of this performance led to collaborations with international artists, and she joined the distinguished Steinway family as a Steinway Artist in 2012.
Evelyn’s debut recording with violist Maxim Rysanov on Avie Records received numerous awards and was picked as Editor’s Choice by Gramophone, BBC Music and Muzik Magazine in 2007. Her 2009 debut solo album Poets from the East also released by Avie Records garnered high praise for both the concept and her high quality of playing. Her other recordings include a recital album with clarinetist Cristo Barrios of new music for clarinet and piano released by RALS Records; Mahakali, a limited edition improvisation album with saxophonist Paul Dunmall on Duns Records and several improvisation recordings on FMR Records.
Evelyn has been actively involved in promoting new music, working with renowned composers Ed Bennet, Diana Burrell, John Casken, Elena Firsova, Brian Irvine, Elena Langer, Simon Mawhinny, Fumiko Myachi, and Dobrinka Tabakova. In 2010, she gave the première of Tabakova’s The Quest Piano Concerto with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Evelyn is equally active on the chamber music platform, collaborating with outstanding musicians and groups such as Douglas Boyd, Cho Liang Lin, David Cohen, Paul Dunmall, the Brian Irvine Ensemble, Ning Feng, Roman Mints, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Maxim Rysanov, and Jian Wang to name only a selected few.
She teaches at the University of Hong Kong.
Cindy HO, Piano
An active soloist and chamber musician, Hong Kong born Steinway Artist Cindy Ho performs internationally. Recent highlights include concerts at Carnegie Hall as part of the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, collaboration with Thymos Quartet for Le French May, International Macau Music Festival, Shanghai Concert Hall and Kilbourn Hall of Eastman School of Music.
In 2016, she was awarded the Associate of Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for her contribution in music. She also received the Paul Creston Award 2017 in New York.
In 2015 and 2017, Cindy completed recital series Inspirational Liaisons and Opus Medtner respectively in Hong Kong and overseas. Programmes spanned a wide range of chamber music works which included Medtner’s complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano with violinist Dr. Kitty Cheung. Further engagements include a two-year (2018-2020) chamber music series, Viennese Legacy, where she will perform complete Beethoven’s cello sonatas and complete Schubert Trios in addition to violin sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert.
As a soloist, she has been invited to play Yellow River Concerto with New Tune Chinese Orchestra and Liszt Piano Concerto No.2 with Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra at the City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City. During her sixteen-year of residence in London, she had given numerous solo recitals and performances in London, France, Italy, Spain and Norway.
A graduate of Royal Academy of Music and King’s College London, Cindy is currently the Chairperson of the Royal Academy of Music HK Alumni Association. She founded Young Musicians Series, a concert series providing young and outstanding soloists and chamber ensembles more performing opportunities. She also founded Vantage Music to promote classical music in Hong Kong and the surrounding regions, especially for the new generation of Asia-based international artists.
Cindy’s teachers include Choi Sown Le, Ruth Nye, Aaron Shorr and Alfred Lee.
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