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CHARLES KWONG (b. 1985)

鄺展維

 

Hong Kong composer Charles Kwong’s creative output ranges from orchestral music to works written for all types of ensembles and solo performer. Kwong's works have been performed by such professional groups and artists as the London Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Kreutzer String Quartet, Romer String Quartet, Contrast Trio, Hong Kong Saxophone Ensemble and Pianist Mary Wu, among others. Kwong's music has been featured in occasions such as the final of the London Chamber Orchestra’s “LCO New 2008”, the Royal Musical Association Research Conference, York Spring Music Festival, World Saxophone Congress, Festival Internacional de Música de Ibiza, Yogyakarta Contemporary Music Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival and Freespace Fest. Kwong was the First Prize winner in the New Generation 2009, the competition organised by the Hong Kong Composers Guild and Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 4.

 

Kwong completed an undergraduate degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a master from King’s College London, with obtaining multiple scholarships from the respective institutes and the Composers and Authors Society Hong Kong. An RC Lee Scholar, he earned his doctorate in 2013 from The University of York under the supervision of Thomas Simaku (with full sponsorship from the Drs Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation), since when he has settled back in Hong Kong. Besides his creative output as a composer, Kwong has been actively involved in the art administration of the classical music scene in Hong Kong. He was the Research Coordinator of Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and the Modern Academy in 2014-2015, and currently serves at the Hong Kong Sinfonietta for the orchestra’s contemporary music research.

 

鄺展維,香港作曲家,創作範疇包括管弦樂以至為各種樂隊組合及獨奏者而寫的音樂作品,曾合作的專業樂團及組合包括倫敦室樂團、香港小交響樂團、香港創樂團、克萊采弦樂四重奏、羅曼弦樂四重奏、Contrast三重奏、Hong Kong Saxophone Ensemble、及鋼琴家吳美樂等。鄺氏之作品曾入選倫敦室樂團「LCO New 2008」計劃,並曾於英國皇家音樂協會研討會、英國約克春季音樂節、世界薩克斯管年會、西班牙伊維薩國際音樂節、印尼日惹現代音樂節、香港藝術節及西九自由野中演出。鄺氏為香港作曲家聯會及香港電台第四台舉辦之音樂新一代2009之第一名得主。

 

鄺氏分別於香港中文大學及倫敦大學國王學院完成學士課程及音樂碩士課程,期間獲兩間院校及香港作曲家及作詞家協會等頒授多個獎學金。及後獲利銘澤百年紀念獎學金全費資助,於英國約克大學繼續鑽研作曲,受Thomas Simaku之指導,並在2013年取得博士學位,自此回港發展。除創作外,鄺氏同時亦活躍於香港古典音樂界的藝術行政工作,於2014至2015年間為香港創樂團及現代學院之研究統籌,現於香港小交響樂團擔任當代音樂研究。

 

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photo credit: HK Sinfonietta Ltd

photo credit: HK Sinfonietta Ltd

photo credit: HK Sinfonietta Ltd