ENSEMBLES 2014

St Stephen’s College Chamber Orchestra

St Stephen’s College Chamber Orchestra

 

St Stephen’s College Chamber Orchestra is made up of 32 student members selected from St Stephen’s College Symphony Orchestra. St Stephen's College Orchestra was founded in 1976 as a chamber ensemble. Over the years it has developed into a full-size symphony orchestra. Our orchestra is a special group in St Stephen's and is an integral part of school music life. On campus, the annual Speech Day has become a major event for the orchestra. In 2013, the orchestra performed both in the 110th College Centenary Celebrations Concert and the Open Day.

Off campus, St Stephen’s College Symphony Orchestra takes part in various music events. In December 2001, the orchestra performed in the Closing Ceremony of the Southern District Arts Festival. We gave a guest performance in the Arts Festival 2003 hosted by the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. In October 2003, we appeared in a joint schools concert at Queen Elizabeth Stadium to celebrate National Day, and in the St. John’s Cathedral Michaelmas Fair. We also join the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and the Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows annually, winning numerous prizes in different categories including symphony orchestra and string orchestra throughout the years.

 

 

Kwok Ho Yin

Kwok Ho Yin

Conductor

Kwok Ho-yin graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a bachelor degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy, under the tutelage of Dr. Gilbert Sak. During his undergraduate, he was awarded several university scholarships, among those are Ng Ching-fai and Angeline Ng Scholarship, Dr. Daniel Tse Music Scholarship and Yamaha Music Scholarship.

As soloist, Ho-yin has collaborated with Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, Orchestra of Shenzhen Arts School and Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, performing in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Leipzig, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, and other European and Asian cities. Equally active is his participation as an orchestral player. He was concertmaster of Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra and Collegium Musicum Hong Kong. He is currently concertmaster of Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong as well as frequent guest player of various orchestras. He has also performed in masterclasses of renowned violinists, including Ryu Goto, Hagai Shaham, Alexander Gilman, Gottfried von der Goltz and Jue Yao.

Besides violin performance, Ho-yin has also a passion in conducting and has appeared as guest conductor with various orchestras. Highlights of 2013 include a conducting collaboration with the Berlin Sinfonietta under the tutelage of Prof. Colin Metters and touring with Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra in China. Recently in February 2014, he has toured as an assistant conductor with Collegium Musicum Hong Kong in New York City with a highly acclaimed performance at Carnegie Hall. He is currently serving as assistant conductor for both Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra and Collegium Musicum Hong Kong and also conductor of St. Stephen’s College Orchestra, St. Stephen’s College String Orchestra and Sacred Heart Canossian College Orchestra.

 

 

Competition Program

 

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)   Symphony No.5 in B-flat major (D 485)
4th movement; Allegro vivace
Sir Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)   Divertimento on "Sellinger's Round"
1st,2nd and 3rd movement
Leung Chi-hin (*1984)   Concert Overture
Tie-shan-Liu (*1923), Yuan Mao(*1926)
Arrangement: Ma Man-ki
  Dance of Yao Tribe

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)   Symphony Nr. 29 in A major, KV 201
Sir Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)   Divertimento on "Sellinger's Round"
1st,2nd and 3rd movement
Leung Chi-hin (*1984)   Concert Overture
Tie-shan-Liu (*1923), Yuan Mao(*1926)
Arrangement: Ma Man-ki
  Dance of Yao Tribe