The Masters

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Dan Yu

  • World Champion (2001 USA International Harp Competition)
  • World Harp Congress Board of Director (representing China)
  • Harp instructor at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

Since winning the Gold Medal of the prestigious 5th USA International Harp Competition in 2001, Dan Yu’s lyrical interpretations, profound musicality, and technical mastery have captivated and dazzled audiences across three continents. She has performed solo recitals and chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and appeared to great acclaim at Alice Tully Hall, New York, and Wigmore Hall, London. The New York Concert Review hailed her as “a unique and major talent capable of bringing the art of harp playing and the way the world views it to an entirely new dimension… …radiating so much joy… …it seems she’s already in a class by herself.” She was featured more recently in Bright Sheng’s Intimacy of Creativity Project in Hong Kong, Lyon & Healy’s 150th Anniversary Celebration concert series in Chicago, and the opening concert of the World Harp Congress in Sydney.
As a harp teacher, Dan Yu has given master classes throughout the US, in major conservatories of China, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Since moving to Hong Kong in 2008, her students have won prizes at international and national competitions in France, Japan, USA, Russia, Serbia, Korea, China and Hong Kong. She also served on the jury of the prestigious USA International Harp Competition at the Indiana University in 2013.
Dan Yu’s performances have been broadcast on television and radio stations in USA, China and Hong Kong. A documentary on her was broadcast worldwide via CCTV 4. She has two classical solo CDs and one DVD released. “The Nightingale”, “Spring on the Moonlit River”, and “Dan Yu-Live Recital”.
Currently Dan Yu is the Music Director at the Hong Kong Harp Chamber, and harp instructor at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Dan Yu was also the Co-Chair of the Host Committee for the 2017 World Harp Congress in Hong Kong.

于丹

  • 世界冠軍2001美國國際豎琴大賽
  • 豎琴世界年會理事(中國代表)
  • 香港演藝學院導師

于丹於2001年在美國「國際豎琴大賽」中,從十四個國家三十七位參賽者中脫穎而出勇奪「金獎」, 為首位華人在國際豎琴大賽中獲得最高榮譽獎項,獎品包括一台為是次大賽特別製造的24K包金Lyon & Healy豎琴。

于丹出生於瀋陽一個音樂之家。六歲開始學鋼琴,十歲學豎琴,考入瀋陽音樂學院後跟隨樂平秋教授研習豎琴演奏。於1993,于丹年前赴美國《皮巴迪音樂學院》進修,師承Dr. Ruth Mglafield,並考獲學士及碩士學位。隨後就讀《印地安大學》,師從當代豎琴泰斗 Susann Mcdonald 攻讀藝術文憑。於 1995和1996年于丹連續兩年在美國豎琴協會的Anne Adams比賽中獲首獎。

于丹嫻熟的技巧、行雲流水般的演奏,對樂曲深刻的詮釋和抒情的音樂深深地吸引了聽眾。她曾於美 國、歐洲及亞洲舉行獨奏會、室樂音樂會。於紐約林肯中心的Alice Tully Hall及倫敦的Wigmore Hall的演 出更大獲好評。《紐約音樂會樂評》雜誌稱:「如何將藝術融入豎琴演奏中,她表露了獨一無二的極 高才氣」、「她似乎有一種能力可以讓兩隻手甚至每根手指一一聽起來都有不同的樂器色彩和織體」 。近年于丹亦有參與香港科技大學與香港管弦樂團、藝術總監盛宗亮先生呈獻的「創意間的親暱」、 以及著名琴廠「Lyon & Healy 150週年慶祝音樂會」及悉尼「世界豎琴大會開幕音樂會」 的演出。

于丹曾於美國各地,中國各大音樂學院,以及倫敦的《英國皇家音樂學院》教授「大師班」。自2008 年來港教授,她的學生在法國、日本、美國、俄羅斯、塞爾維亞、韓國、中國及香港舉辨的多個國際和全國比賽中屢獲殊榮。2013年,于丹為於《印第安納大學》舉行,享負盛名的美國《國際豎琴大 賽》擔任評判。

于丹的演出曾於美國、中國及香港的電台及電視台播出。中國中央電視台中文國際頻道(CCTV 4)更曾向全球播出于丹的專訪特輯。她灌錄了兩張獨奏CD及一張DVD,分別為《夜鶯》、《春江花月夜》 及《于丹 – 現場演奏會》。

于丹現為《香港豎琴堡》音樂總監及《香港演藝學院》豎琴導師。亦是2017年香港舉辨的《世界豎琴大會》籌組委員會聯合主席。

 

Ann Huang

  • Harp Principal, Hong Kong Sinfonietta

 

After graduating from Taipei Hwa Kang Professional Arts School where she majored in Konghou, an ancient Chinese harp, Ann Huang was awarded a scholarship to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Upon graduation, Ann Huang joined the Hong Kong Sinfonietta as Harp Principal. Apart from her position at the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, she lectures part-time at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University. She also freelances for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

黃士倫

  • 香港小交響樂團豎琴首席

黃士倫於台灣台北華岡藝術學校畢業,主修中國古典樂器──箜篌。在學期間,黃士倫曾於台北實驗國樂團及高雄市立國樂團兼任豎琴手一職。

黃士倫期後獲奬學金前赴香港演藝學院就讀,以優異成績畢業後旋即獲聘加入香港小交響樂團擔任豎琴首席。她曾多次獲邀演奏莫扎特的「長笛與豎琴協奏曲」,德布西的「神聖與世俗舞曲」,以及韓德爾的豎琴協奏曲,拉威爾的 「引子與快板」,皆獲好評。

黃士倫現任香港小交響樂團豎琴首席,並任教於香港演藝學院、香港中文大學及香港浸會大學。

 

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Lauyee Yeung

  • Master of Arts double degrees at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the University of London (Distinction)
  • 1st prize in Solo Bach Competition
  • 1st prize in the N.Borenstein harp duo competition

 

Described as “extremely musical”, Lauyee has numerous performance experiences all over the world. She has been awarded with distinction for her Master of Arts double degrees at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the University of London.

Lauyee started her musical journey at the age of 6, by the age of 7 she had already started giving regular public solo recitals. At the age of 10, she gained entry to the highly prestigious Attached Middle School of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she was awarded scholarships every year for her outstanding performance.

After graduating with honors, Lauyee pursued further studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London for her Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts (Music) degree under head of Harp Department Skaila Kanga and renowned harpist Catherine White.

Lauyee won numerous prizes including the 1st prize in the N.Borenstein harp competition, 1st prize of solo Bach competition. She was also awarded a Financial Assistance Bursary by the Royal Academy of Music and a scholarship by the Musicians Benevolent Fund to support her postgraduate studies.

Her interest in contemporary repertoire has led her to numerous premiering works by Richard Bissell, Gareth Woods, Rhian Samuel, Eric Crees, Joby Talbot. She was selected to give a solo recital in Amsterdam in June 2010, and to give several solo concerts in Switzerland, St Martin-in-the-Fields in London as well as for hospices and hospitals in the United Kingdom. An active member of the Royal Academy of Music Harp Ensemble, Lauyee performed with the group at the Duchess of Gloucester’s birthday celebrations and for the HRH Prince Charles’ 60th Birthday at the Royal Opera House in London.

Lauyee has taken up the position of Senior Harp Teacher at the Hong Kong Harp Chamber since 2010. As an active solo performer, Lauyee has given many public recitals in Hong Kong and other major cities in Asia. She has had the honor to appear and perform in an UNHCR event recently with renowned Hollywood movie star Ms. Kristin Davis, known internationally for her role in the movie “Sex and the City”, to support UNHCR’s work in safeguarding the well-being of refugees.

Lauyee's students have won numerous prizes all over the world. She has been awarded two certificates for excellent preparation of students for The Szeged International Harp Competition in Hungary in 2013 and 2016 respectively. In 2017, Lauyee was awarded the Best Teacher Award by the 18th Osaka International Music Competition Committee in Japan for her teaching excellence and leadership. Locally she was also presented with the Outstanding Teacher Award 2017 by Hong Kong Children Music and Art Association. With a view to promoting harp music and education, Lauyee took pleasure in giving interviews, together with her students, to the mass media including Apple Daily, ATV, TVB and Viu TV.

楊柳依

  • 英國皇家音樂學院及英國倫敦大學雙(榮譽)碩士
  • 巴哈獨奏比賽冠軍
  • N.Borenstein豎琴比賽冠軍

 

豎琴演奏家楊柳依,以優異成績考獲英國皇家音樂學院及英國倫敦大學雙碩士學位,先後在世界各地作公開演出,並獲讚譽為一位「極富音樂感」的豎琴演奏家。

楊柳依六歲開始接受正統音樂訓練,並於翌年起定期舉行獨奏會,年僅十歲即獲北京中央音樂學院附屬學校取錄,期間每年均以傑出成績贏得獎學金;畢業後旋即前赴英國皇家音樂學院修讀音樂學士及碩士學位,先後師事豎琴系主任Skaila Kanga和著名豎琴家Catherine White。

在學期間楊柳依獲獎無數,其中包括N.Borenstein豎琴比賽冠軍和巴哈獨奏比賽冠軍。憑著其優異成績,楊柳依先後獲頒英國皇家音樂學院獎助學金及音樂家慈善基金會獎學金。

楊柳依熱愛現代音樂,曾為多位作曲家的作品作首演,包括Richard Bissell、Gareth Woods、 Rhian Samuel、Eric Crees、Joby Talbot。演出經驗豐富的她,曾獲邀於阿姆斯特丹舉行豎琴獨奏會,並曾於瑞士及倫敦聖馬田作豎琴獨奏演出。她曾在英國多間醫院及療養中心彈奏豎琴音樂,協助病人紓緩情緒,利用音樂幫助有需要的人。此外,楊柳依也是英國皇家音樂學院豎琴合奏團的活躍份子,曾為告羅士打公爵夫人作生日獻奏及於倫敦皇家歌劇院為查理斯皇子六十大壽作皇室御前豎琴演奏。

自2010年起,楊柳依加盟香港豎琴堡擔任高級豎琴導師,並同時積極在香港及其他亞洲主要城市公開表演。最近她更榮獲聯合國難民署邀請,與荷李活電影《慾望都市》的著名影星暨聯合國難民署親善大使Kristin Davis一起出席活動,並演奏豎琴,以支持該署竭力保障難民福祉的使命。

楊柳依的學生們成績優異,在多項國際比賽中屢獲殊榮。楊柳依分別於2013及2016年榮獲匈牙利國際豎琴大賽頒發獎狀,表揚其卓越的教學水平。2017年更奪得第十八屆日本大阪國際音樂大賽的「最佳教師獎」及香港兒童音樂及藝術協會的「傑出教師獎」兩個教育獎項。多年來為推動豎琴音樂及教育,她屢次與學生一起接受報章及電視訪問,當中包括蘋果日報、亞洲電視、無線電視和Viu TV。