Julie Kuok

Piano

Julie Kuok is a Steinway artist who enjoys a successful career as a performer, composer and music educationalist. She is currently a member of the piano faculty at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University. Her engagements as soloist include the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra, the Xinjiang Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nanjing Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2000 she has given regular recitals with pianist Hui Ling (as a member of the Hong Kong Piano Duo), and since 2012 with flautist Matthew Wu. She has also collaborated in recital with many internationally acclaimed musicians including Paul Edmund-Davies, Peter-Lukas Graf, Claude Delangle and Deborah Humble. Julie Kuok is a member of the Chinese Woman Composers’ Association and has been commissioned by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) to write large scale piano ensemble works for milestone events in Hong Kong including the 20th and 30th Anniversaries of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the 60th Anniversary of the Hong Kong City Hall. Selected works from her piano album for the young The Fantasy of Little C, have been performed as set pieces in many piano competitions. From 2014 to 2016 she was the host of the ABRSM Piano Exam programmes for RTHK Radio 4.

郭品文

鋼琴

郭品文是施坦威藝術家,活躍於表演、作曲及教學。現任教於香港演藝學院、香港中文大學及香港浸會大學鋼琴系。 她曾以獨奏身份與多個樂團協奏演出,包括奥柏林室樂管弦樂團、香港城市室樂團、香港愛樂管樂團、香港節慶管弦樂團、新疆愛樂樂團及南京愛樂樂團。2000年與鋼琴家許寧成立「諄意四手」,隨後於2012年又與長笛家胡永彥組成合奏伙伴,定期舉行音樂會。她亦曾和多位世界知名的音樂家合作演出,例如保羅•埃德蒙-戴維斯、彼得•盧卡斯•格拉夫、克勞德•德朗格勒、狄博拉•亨堡等。郭氏現為華人女作曲家協會成員。曾應康樂及文化事務署委約為香港的重要文化活動創作鋼琴合奏作品,例如文化中心20及30周年、香港大會堂60周年慶典音樂會等。她為青少年寫的《小詩的奇幻旅程》鋼琴專輯,部份已成為多個鋼琴比賽中的指定曲目。2014-2016年間,郭氏爲香港電台第四台主持「英國皇家聯合委員會鋼琴考試講座」節目。

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