Date: 10 Oct 2017 (Tuesday)

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World premier pipa virtuoso Ms Wu Man to speak and demonstrate at HKBU’s first Belt and Road public lecture on Thursday

浸大後天舉行首場「一帶一路」公開講座 世界著名琵琶演奏家吳蠻女士應邀分享及示範

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will organise a Belt and Road Public Lecture and Concert Series from 12 through 26 October 2017 to enhance understanding of the Belt and Road Initiative as well as highlight the opportunities it brings to Hong Kong.

The first lecture in the series will be held on Thursday with world-renowned pipa virtuoso Ms Wu Man(吳蠻)sharing on her music adventure. A demonstration will be conducted following the lecture with details as below:

Date    : 12 October 2017 (Thursday)
Time    : 4pm – 6pm
Venue  : Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium (AAB 201)
             2/F Academic and Administration Building
             HKBU Baptist University Road campus (new campus)
             Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong
Topic    : “Silk Road: Wu Man’s Pipa Journey”
Language  : English
Website    : http://beltandroad.hkbu.edu.hk/en/lecturers/detail/1/

World-renowned pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Ms Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer, giving her lute-like instrument―which has a history of over 2,000 years in China – a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. Through numerous concert tours, she has premiered hundreds of new works for the pipa, while spearheading multimedia projects to both preserve and create awareness of China’s ancient musical traditions. Ms Wu’s adventurous spirit and virtuosity have led to collaborations across artistic disciplines allowing her to reach wider audiences as she works to break through cultural and musical borders. Ms Wu’s efforts were recognised when she was named Musical America’s musician to receive The United States Artist Fellowship in 2008 and was awarded the Bunting Fellowship at Harvard University in 1998.

Ms Wu Man is the first artist from China to perform at the White House. Her discography of more than 40 albums includes the Grammy award-winning Sing Me Home with the Silk Road Ensemble, which features Wu Man’s original composition Green (Vincent’s Tune); the Grammy-nominated recordings Our World in Song, Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of the Silk Road Chicago; her recording of Tan Dun’s Pipa Concerto with Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists; and You’ve Stolen My Heart featuring Wu Man and the Kronos Quartet. Ms Wu frequently collaborates with the Kronos and Shanghai Quartets, the Knights, and the Silk Road Ensemble. She is a featured artist in the documentary The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, seen in theaters in 2016.

Ms Wu Man and HKBU’s Collegium Musicum Hong Kong will also perform in a concert on 13 October 2017 (Friday) at 8:00 pm at the Academic Community Hall on HKBU Ho Sin Hang campus.

You are cordially invited to send reporters/photographers to cover the above event. For media enquiries, please contact Jasmine Lau of HKBU Communication and Public Relations Office (3411 7828 or 7472 2122).

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香港浸會大學將於10月12日至26日舉辦「一帶一路」公開講座及音樂會系列,邀請海外及國內的著名專家學者到校講學,讓師生以及公眾人士更加瞭解「一帶一路」的發展和與香港的關係。

首場講座將於後天舉行,邀得世界著名琵琶演奏家吳蠻女士分享及作現場示範,詳情如下:

日期:2017年10月12日(星期四)
時間:下午4時至6時
地點:九龍塘浸會大學道 浸大教學及行政大樓二樓曾陳式如會堂(AAB 201)
題目:「絲綢之路琵琶行:吳蠻的世界音樂旅程」
語言:英語
網頁:http://beltandroad.hkbu.edu.hk/zh/lecturers/detail/1/

吳蠻女士是國際公認及名揚世界的著名琵琶演奏家和中國音樂大使,一位時代性的文化創業者。其藝術成就早已超越琵琶演奏家角色,成功地塑造了一個獨奏家、教育家、作曲家及文化使者的國際職業音樂家生涯。2017年獲美國格萊美最佳唱片獎及7次提名最佳演奏和最佳專輯獎。吳女士委約及首演了百餘首琵琶新作品,賦予琵琶在傳統和現代音樂中的新角色,開創了新領域。2013年,吳女士榮獲《美國音樂》「全美國年度演奏家」獎,有史以來首次將這榮譽給予一位非西方器樂演奏家。

吳蠻女士主持與參與專案涵蓋眾多藝術領域,合作對象從民間藝人到國際名家,諸如著名的克羅諾斯四重奏、紐約和芝加哥交響樂團,以及馬友友絲路樂團等。作為馬友友絲路樂團發起人之一,吳女士通過音樂合作打破了文化邊界,體現音樂交流促進文化間相互理解和尊重。《波士頓環球報》給予她極高的評價:「吳蠻屬於極少數改變他們樂器歷史的藝術家之一」。吳蠻女士在絲路樂團的紀錄片《陌生人的音樂》講述自己的故事和中國當代文化變遷發展的人文關懷思考。

另外,吳蠻女士與浸大香港巴羅克室樂團將於10月13日(星期五)晚上8時在浸大善衡校園大學會堂舉行音樂會。

歡迎 貴機構派員訪攝上述活動。傳媒查詢:浸會大學傳訊公關處劉子瑩(3411 7828或7472 2122)。

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Press Contacts 傳媒聯絡:

Jasmine Lau

Communication and Public Relations Office

3411 7828 / 7472 2122

劉子瑩

傳訊公關處

3411 7828 / 7472 2122