The Hearth: NOĒMA, Sally Law & Bernard Chan, Giocoso Trio

The Hearth: “the making of ME”

The Hearth: NOĒMA, Sally Law & Bernard Chan, Giocoso Trio

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The Hearth: “the making of ME”

The Hearth “the making of ME”

Creativity Day

Date & Time

25 Jun 2022 2:30pm - 5:45pm

Location

Laundry Steps

Price

Free of charge

Programme

Time & Line-up

Programme

2:30pm - 3:15pm

NOĒMA

Conductor: Sanders Lau

T. WEELKES (1576 - 1623) When David heard

A. PÄRT (b. 1935) Which was the son of...

C. V. STANFORD (1852 - 1924) On Time

P. GLASS (b. 1937) There are some men

D. DIORIO (b. 1984) I am

J. MÄNTYJÄRVI (b. 1963) Over hill, over dale

R. V. WILLIAMS (1872 - 1958) │ Silence and Music

B. CHILCOTT (b. 1955) Even such is time

3:45pm - 4:30pm

Sally Law & Bernard Chan

H. BORTER | Prism from Reimagining Bach

B. GODARD | Aubade, Op. 133

RAVEL | 2nd Movement from Sonata for Violin and Cello, M.73

C. GARDEL | Por una Cabeza

E. NAZARETH | Odeon (arr. H. Borter)

H. BORTER| Tzigane Tango

L. CHAN and W. JACK | East Meets West

Z. DEABREU| Tico tico no fuba (arr. H. Borter)

5pm - 5:45pm

Giocoso Trio

GREIG   │ Selections from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, trans. Corinna Soeller

IBERT Aria

G. KANCHELI When Almonds Blossomed

KOECHLIN Sonatine Modale, Op. 155

EMMANUEL Sonata for Clarinet, Flute and Piano, Op. 11


Biography

NOĒMA

Conductor: Sanders Lau
Soprano: Tsz Ying Law, Wing Sum Chung, Winky Wong *, Angela Yiu
Alto: Ruth Lau, Carmen Bat, Bonnie Liu, Grace Leung
Tenor: Justin Li, Carmel Tse, Freddie Tsang, Kenny Lam
Bass: Caleb Woo, Felix Shuen, Yik Long Lau, Carlos Li, Solomon Lau

*With the kind permission of Yat Po Singers

NOĒMA is a fresh endeavour dedicated to bringing new possibilities to Hong Kong’s vibrant choral scene. The chamber choir comprises some of the city’s finest choral musicians, and is led by its founder Sanders Lau.

The word Noēma means ‘the content of thought’ in classical Greek rhetoric; Renaissance musicians also borrowed it to denote ‘homophonic singing that stimulates the soul’.

 

Sally Law & Bernard Chan

Sally Law (Violin)
Bernard Chan (Cello)

Sally Law (Violinist) is currently having an orchestral career with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. She was also a violinist of Cong Quartet from 2019-2020. Past engagements include participating in the Lucerne Festival Academy 2019, the Tongyeong Music Festival 2018, a collaboration at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center with Reeps One, world champion beatboxer; performances at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Buckingham Palace with Maxim Vengerov and John Wilson for HRH the Prince of Wales; playing alongside members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe; and a solo concert for HRH Princess Alexandra.

Sally graduated from the Royal College of Music as a Tait Trust Scholar supported by a Study Award, where she studied violin with Professor Jan Repko and piano with Professor Kathron Sturrock. During her studies, she was supported by the Neville Wathen Scholarship, Australian Music Foundation Young Musician Award (2013), and Australia AMEB Joyce Phillips Award (2014). Sally has performed in masterclasses with Alina Ibragimova, Alexander Markov, Dong Suk Kang and Alexander Bonduryansky.

Bernard Chan (Cellist) is born and raised in Hong Kong, Bernard graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) under the tutelage of Letty Poon, and recently finished the Master of Arts degree with distinction at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Professor David Strange.

Bernard is active both in orchestral and chamber music. He is now a guest tutti cellist of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Bernard is frequently featured as a soloist in Tai Kwun’s afternoon concert series. In 2014, he toured with the Asian Youth Orchestra.

Bernard is recently collaborating with several renowned HK artists, CY Leo, Per se, Jason Chen, etc on their CD project. He is also going to perform in projects from Hong Kong Arts Festival and More Than Musical.

Bernard is the recipient of multiple scholarships, including the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Award, Breguet Trey Lee Performing Arts Scholarship for two consecutive years, and etc.
Bernard played in masterclasses of renowned artists such as Gary Hoffman and Colin Carr.

Bernard is also a recording artists, he has been doing recordings for movies, museum exhibitions and pop songs recently. He has been recently collaborating with various local pop artists, such as Jason Chen, Per se, and Iris iii, etc. He is also the main vocal of local professional A cappella group - V Sing.

Giocoso Trio

Marco Leung (Flute)
Peggy Lai (Clarinet)
Louis Ng (Piano)

Established in 2018, Giocoso Trio was formed by three local graduates from the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London: the flautist Marco Leung, the clarinettist Peggy Lai and the pianist Louis Ng. Giocoso Trio aims at bringing their audience relaxing and joyous music as suggested by their name “Giocoso”. They also share a passion in introducing lesser-known repertoire along with other masterpieces.

Currently based in Hong Kong, Giocoso Trio regularly curates unique programmes with the goal of promoting classical music. Recent performances include French May Associated Project, the “Afternoon series” at Tai Kwun and “Midday Oasis” at Chung Chi College, CUHK. They have also appeared on RTHK’s TV programme “The Works” and the radio programme “Student Concert Hall”.


About "The Hearth"

We believe everything in life can be an inspiration of arts, and everyone can unlock their artistic potential through participation and appreciation. By bringing people together to share a time and a space, performing arts can create bonding and memories that are unique and relevant to those on and off the stage.

“The Hearth” is a regular thematic programme to explore how performing arts can connect people from different communities and create synergy. By integrating music, dance, theatre, films, literature and more, each monthly programme is designed to look into how performing arts can nurture creativity, establish identity and care for wellbeing. These programmes are curated and led by creative and academic professionals across various sectors, presented in a range of performances, workshops, screenings, games, talks and more to encourage participation, evoke thinking and stimulate discussion around topics that concern us.