Dr Austin Yip (second from left) receives the award at the 2017 CASH Annual Dinner


葉浩堃博士(左二)於CASH週年晚宴上獲頒獎項

Date: 14 Nov 2017 (Tuesday)

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HKBU scholars win CASH Golden Sail Music Awards

浸大學者於「CASH金帆音樂獎」奪獎

HKBU Music Department lecturer Dr Austin Yip was recently named winner of the CASH Golden Sail Music Award, Best Serious Composition 2017 with his musical piece Metamorphosis. Meanwhile, a Cantonese pop song Yin Fa Bai with lyrics written by Associate Professor of Humanities and Creative Writing Dr Chow Yiu-fai won the CASH Best Song.
 
Metamorphosis, which literally means “breaking through a cocoon” in Chinese, depicts the moment when a troublesome matter resolves and the short instance right after the process. It successfully stood out from another five nominations on the finalist list to clinch the Best Serious Composition award. Dr Yip says: “I was delighted to be commissioned by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra earlier this year, and my work Metamorphosis was premièred by the orchestra in January, conducted by Aldert Vermeulen. Without their superb performance, I would not have been awarded this prize.” 
 
CASH – the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong – inaugurated its Golden Sail Music Awards in 2001 with the aim of recognising outstanding musical works as well as vocal performances of musical works first commercially released or performed in Hong Kong within a specified period of the past year. Judging is based on artistic, creative and technical achievements of each piece of work or recorded performance.
 
Dr Yip’s flourishing creative works also brought him another award recently – the 2018 Chou's Annual Composition Commission Award, Soochow University. Dr Yip was chosen from among 260 professional composers of different nationalities and was commissioned to write a new chamber work for the autumn of 2018.
 

浸大音樂系講師葉浩堃博士憑他創作的樂曲「破繭」,獲頒2017香港作曲家及作詞家協會「CASH金帆音樂獎」的「最佳正統音樂作品」獎。另外,由人文及創作系副教授周耀輝博士填詞的流行曲「銀髮白」,也贏得「CASH最佳歌曲大獎」。
 
葉博士表示「破繭」是描繪一件事情由糾結至變得輕省,當中過程及其後續的短暫剎那。他的作品力壓另外五份入圍作品,贏得今次殊榮。「我很高興獲香港管弦樂團委約,『破繭』於今年一月在指揮家韋默朗先生的帶領下首演。相信若非有他們的超凡演繹,我未必能奪得今次獎項。」
 
「CASH金帆音樂獎」在2001年開始設立,旨在表揚過去一年在香港作首次商業發行或演出的優秀音樂作品及歌曲演繹,希望提高大眾對香港音樂藝術素質的認識。評審根據歌曲或演繹作品的藝術性、創意及技術成就評分。
 
此外,葉博士最近亦獲頒蘇州大學「2018周文軒新作品委約獎」,成功從260名來自世界各地的專業作曲家脫穎而出,獲委於2018年秋季譜寫全新的室樂作品。