Tony Chan (second from left) takes the first prize in the New Generation 2017 competition


陳志朗(左二)贏得香港新一代作曲比賽冠軍

Date: 28 Jul 2017 (Friday)

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Music student wins championship in young composers’ competition

音樂系學生贏得作曲比賽冠軍

Tony Chan (Music, Year 4) recently won the Champion Prize in the New Generation 2017, a young composers’ competition, with his piece “Fearing the Shadow”.

According to Tony, “Fearing the Shadow” is from a Chinese idiom which means mistaking the shadow of a bow (for shooting arrows) in one’s cup for a snake. He said it is a false alarm that makes a person extremely frightened, and this “irrational fear’ is usually a result of being overly sensitive. The piece describes his unexplained anxiety, depression, anger, irritability and mental confusion this year.

Tony would like to thank Associate Head of the Department of Music Dr Christopher Coleman for providing him with much advice and support. He would also like to express his sincerest gratitude to the Hong Kong Composer’s Guild for encouraging young composers in Hong Kong by organising the competition.

In the same competition, another Music student, Rita Yung, made it to the final round with her piece “Ripple”.

音樂四年級學生陳志朗最近在香港新一代作曲比賽中,憑作品《杯弓蛇影》贏得冠軍。

志朗表示,杯弓蛇影雖然只是虛驚一場,但卻反映當事人因過度敏感而陷於極度恐懼。他說這首作品描寫了他在今年面對的不安、痛苦、憤怒、過敏和精神紊亂的感覺。

志朗感謝音樂系副系主任高爾文博士對他的支持和幫助,也感謝香港作曲家聯會舉辦是項比賽以鼓勵年輕作曲家。

此外,音樂系另一位同學翁聲雅的《漪》亦獲選為入圍作品。