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HKBU Symphony Orchestra to hold Annual Gala Concert featuring renowned marimbist Eriko Daimo

浸大交響樂團周年音樂會下周二舉行 世界知名馬林巴木琴演奏家大茂繪里子擔任嘉賓

The Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra will hold its Annual Gala Concert next Tuesday (18 April 2017) at 8 pm at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. The Orchestra will be conducted by its music director, Professor Johnny Poon, Head of the HKBU Department of Music, and the concert will feature world-renowned marimba player Ms Eriko Daimo as guest performer.

The concert programme will include Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Op 80; Pius Cheung’s Princess Chang Ping, Concerto for Marimba; Peng Yenkai’s Dancing with Teresa Teng; and Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919).

Ms Eriko Daimo is one of the world’s leading marimbists. She has won top prizes in numerous competitions, including first prizes at the International Marimba Competition in Belgium, the Japan International League of Artists Competition, the Japan PAS 20th Annual Percussion Solo Competition, and the Japan Soloist Music Competition. She has given recitals and masterclasses in a number of well-recognised percussion festivals, and has given concerts and masterclasses at renowned music institutions around the world. Her recent performances include concerto performances with some of the world’s leading orchestras such as the RTE Ireland National Symphony Orchestra and the Tampere Philharmonic in Finland, as well as recital tours in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Professor Johnny Poon is the music director and conductor of the HKBU Symphony Orchestra and the Collegium Musicum Hong Kong. In his distinguished career, Professor Poon has been music director of the Evansville Collegium Musicum in the US, Associate Conductor of Operafestival di Roma in Italy, and artistic director of the Harlaxton Music Festival in the UK. He has also guest conducted with symphonic and philharmonic orchestras in Russia, the Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Xiamen in the Chinese mainland, and Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, one of the oldest university orchestras in Hong Kong, comprises the finest musical talents in the University. Regular concerts include concerto and orchestral performances featuring a wide repertoire of Romantic masterpieces and 20th century classics, as well as works by contemporary composers. The Orchestra has performed with renowned artists including Chuanyun Li, Laura Fygi, Changyong Liao, Warren Mok, Ryu Goto, Mengla Huang, Dan Zhu, Valentina Lisitsa, Simone Lamsma, Nicole Cabell and Anne Akiko Meyers.

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香港浸會大學將於4月18日(星期二)晚上8時在尖沙咀文化中心音樂廳舉行浸大交響樂團周年音樂會。樂團由浸大音樂系系主任潘明倫教授指揮,將聯同國際知名馬林巴木琴演奏家大茂繪里子女士(Eriko Daimo)獻上精彩樂章。

屆時演出的曲目包括約翰.布拉姆斯的《大學慶典序曲,作品80》、張鈞量的《長平公主馬林巴木琴協奏曲》、彭彥凱的《與君共舞》和史特拉汶斯基的《火鳥組曲(1919)》。

大茂繪里子女士是首屈一指的馬林巴木琴演奏家,歷來獲獎無數,包括比利時國際馬林巴木琴比賽、日本國際藝術家大賽、日本PAS第20屆年度敲擊樂獨奏大賽、日本獨奏音樂比賽等大賽冠軍。她曾在多個當今最知名的敲擊音樂節上舉辦音樂會和帶領大師班,並曾獲多間國際音樂學院邀請,舉辦音樂會和大師班。大茂繪里子最近的演出包括與一些世界頂尖樂團演奏協奏曲,例如RTE的愛爾蘭國家交響樂團,芬蘭坦佩雷愛樂樂團,以及巡迴亞洲、歐洲和美洲舉行獨奏會。

浸會大學交響樂團音樂總監潘明倫教授同時亦為香港巴羅克室樂團音樂總監及指揮。他曾任美國伊凡斯維爾巴赫古樂團音樂總監、意大利羅馬歌劇節副指揮,以及英國哈拉克斯頓音樂節藝術總監。潘教授曾客席指揮不少樂團,包括莫斯科國立愛樂樂團、聖彼得堡國立交響樂團、瑞典室樂團、捷克西里西亞國立歌劇院樂團、美國新英倫交響樂團、西南德愛樂樂團、廈門愛樂樂團和香港管弦樂團。

浸會大學交響樂團是香港歷史最悠久的大學樂團之一,由浸大的音樂精英組成。樂團每年呈獻不同類型的合奏和協奏音樂會,並經常與著名演奏家合作,如李傳韻、羅拉費琪、廖昌永、莫華倫、五嶋龍、黃蒙拉、朱丹、利斯特沙、藍絲瑪、妮歌卡貝爾和邁雅詩等,演出屢獲好評。樂團演出作品範圍廣泛,涵蓋浪漫時期傑作與二十世紀經典,以至當代作曲家的新作品。

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