East meets West: Festivity and Traditional Dances


Free Lunchtime Concert with GARY NGAN, Violin; ZHENG YANG, Violin; BENJAMIN WONG, Viola; PUN CHAK YIN, Cello
Registration 12:30pm
Concert 12:45pm
Close 1:30pm

In this chamber music concert series on a weekly basis, young local artists will be under the spotlight. The program would be ranging from Romantic period to the Modern. It will be an intimate, up-close setting for a 45-minute music journey. Welcome all to bring lunchtime sandwich, expresso and come with friends and colleagues to enjoy a fine music interlude for a Happy Friday.


Gary Ngan has performed concerts and recitals extensively in over 70 cities across Asia, North Africa, Europe, the North and South Americas on both modern and baroque violin. A graduate of Yale University and Eastman School of Music, Gary also studied baroque violin and chamber music at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover. He is the First Prize winner at the Eastman Concerto Competition, Montserrat Competition, and Vinaròs International Chamber Music Competition in Spain, and holds a Fellowship Diploma from Trinity College, London.


Zheng Yang studied violin under Michael Ma and received his Masters in Music Degree with distinction from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. During his studies, he won the Academy Concerto Competition on two occasions and performed as concertmaster of the Academy Symphony Orchestra and as the first violinist of the Gloucester String Quartet. Zheng Yang has performed at the Hong Kong Arts Festival and at a number of masterclasses with acclaimed violinists including Sylvia Rosenberg, Donald Weilerstein, Earl Carlyss, Günter Pichler, Gerhard Schulz, James Dunham, Ning Feng, Cho-Liang Lin, Leonidas Kavakos and Renaud Capuçon.


Benjamin Wong graduated with honours from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of National University of Singapore where he studied under Associate Prof. Zhang Manchin, Principal Violist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, after being awarded full scholarships. Benjamin has taken masterclasses with many international artists such as Paul Silverthorne, Yizhak Schotten and David Erlich. As a chamber musician, he was finalist in the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition and has participated in chamber music festivals in France and the Czech Republic.


Pun Chak Yin received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2015, under the tutelag e of cellist Karey Kwok. A recipient of the Mary Stuart Harding Entrance Award, he completed his Master of Arts degree in cello performance at Royal Academy of Music in 2017, where he studied with David Strange. Chak Yin attended masterclasses with cellists including Li Jiwu, Bion Tsang, Zhu Yibing, Jens Peter Maintz and Colin Carr, and performed in music festivals and projects such as Musicus Festival and the Modern Academy 2015.

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Event Details

Fri 15 Mar 2019
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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