About HKYPC

Hong Kong Young People’s Chorus (HKYPC), a local non-profit-making organization, was founded in 2005, with members consist of choral enthusiasts from both local and international choral scene, many of whom come from prominent participating schools in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. Owing to the presence of some overseas members, rehearsals are limited and the choir usually performs twice each year. The Chorus’ repertoire spans from sacred to popular music, from classical to contemporary genres, striving to expose everyone to music of different styles and languages. To date, HKYPC has offered Bach’s St. John Passion, Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Durufle’s Requiem, Rutter’s Requiem (chamber version), Ward Swingle’s Music History 101, as well as premiering pieces by budding local and contemporary composers.

Apart from our regular and charity concerts, HKYPC has also appeared as the core chorus in Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia’s rendition of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (Hong Kong Premiere); as part of the core chorus in RTHK’s production of Christmas Concert in the Park, and as the demonstration choir in the LCSD Music Appreciation Concert Series. HKYPC has also done a recording session for RTHK Radio 4’s programme Music of Friends. In July 2011, HKYPC was awarded the Gold Award in the Hong Kong International Youth and Children's Choir Festival 2011. In April 2012, HKYPC was one of the performing choirs singing Fauré’s Requiem with Hong Kong Sinfonietta under the baton of Yip Wing-sie, for Le French May Arts Festival & Hong Kong Sinfonietta Season opening concert; and in August, as one of the choruses singing in the Hong Kong Singfest Festival Finale Concert, conducted by Helmuth Rilling.

(December 2014)

Virginia Cheng
Founder & Music Director

Virginia Cheng began her piano studies with Amelia Chan, then Gabriel Kwok, and subsequently with Joshua Tsai in Sydney. She has also studied violin with Ngai Ho Chow, voice with Barbara Fei, organ with Wong Kin-yu, and oboe with Victor Tam.

Cheng has won various prizes in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals. Also, she has obtained an LTCL Recital Diploma in Solo Piano from Trinity College London and a Licentiate diploma in Music, Australia (LMusA) from the Australian Music Examinations Board, and passed the Grade 8 exams of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music with distinction in the subjects of violin, voice and organ.

In recent years, Cheng furthers her conducting study by participating in conducting classes and master classes, studying under reputable maestros such as Joseph Flummerfelt, Kåre Hanken, Gábor Hollerung and William Weinert; she has also finished reading Master of Arts (Music) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

(October 2015)


Felix Shuen
Conductor

Felix Shuen is currently the Music Director at Diocesan Boys’ School (DBS). Since 2007, he has served as director and conductor in various ensembles including the DBS choirs, Hong Kong Young People’s Chorus, Hong Kong Voices, I Cantanti, and several Eastman vocal ensembles. He received critical acclaim as one of the two chorus masters in SingFest 2013-2015, working closely with world-renowned maestro Helmuth Rilling. Under Shuen’s direction, the DBS Choir was awarded the Youth Male Choir Championship and Gold Medal in the World Choir Games 2014 in Riga, Latvia. Recently, He also led the DBS Choir to capture the Plateau A award and the Presenter’s Award at Midwinter Reno, Nevada, USA.

Shuen holds a Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music, studying conducting under William Weinert, Mark Scatterday, and Bradley Lubman. .

(November 2016)

 

關於香港青唱

香港青唱為本地非牟利團體,成立於2005年,成員多活躍於本港或外地合唱音樂活動,絕大部分畢業自幾所於校際音樂節屢獲殊榮的中學,個人亦在聲樂或器樂達到相當的造詣。由於時間上遷就海外團員,故每年定於夏冬兩季演出。曲目廣泛,從聖樂到流俗,從古典到當代,各種風格及語言飽覽無遺。香港青唱至今曾演出曲目有:巴哈《聖約翰受難曲》、莫札特的《懺悔者的莊嚴晚禱》、杜魯夫《安魂曲》管風琴伴奏版、瑞特的《安魂曲》室樂版、史溫格所編之《音樂歷史101》 等,以及多首本地及當代作曲家的作品作全球或香港首演。


除故定音樂會及慈善表演外,香港青唱其他演出包括:香港愛樂青年管樂團《布蘭詩歌》管樂版香港首演;香港電台第四台「室樂雅聚」節目;香港電台第四台「聖誕園林音樂會」;康文署主辦音樂導賞會。香港青唱2011年7月在香港國際青少年合唱節中獲得金獎。2012年4月亦在「法國五月」及「香港小交響樂團樂季揭幕音樂會」中,在葉詠詩的帶領下,演唱佛瑞《安魂曲》的其中一隊合唱團。而在8月,在里霖指揮的「香港聲蜚合唱節閉幕音樂會」聯合合唱團中演唱。

(二零一四年十二月)


鄭瑋菁
創辦人及音樂總監

鄭瑋菁先後跟隨陳莉華,郭嘉特及蔡美約習琴,亦曾分別跟隨魏豪洲學習小提琴,費明儀學習聲樂,黃健羭學習管風琴,以及譚子輝學習雙簧管。

鄭氏於香港校際音樂節中屢獲獎項,並持有英國聖三一學院及澳洲音樂考試局之鋼琴演奏文憑,在英國皇家音樂學院小提琴、管風琴和聲樂之八級考試中更取得優異成績。

鄭氏近年參加多個合唱指揮大師班,跟隨Joseph Flummerfelt, Kåre Hanken, Gábor Hollerung 及William Weinert學習;並修畢香港中文大學文學碩士(音樂)課程。

(二零一五年十月)


孫子承
指揮

孫氏自2007年作其香港指揮首演後,先後擔任多個合唱團的指揮,包括拔萃男書院的多個合唱團、香港青唱、香港和聲、I Cantanti、及伊士曼音樂學院的多個合唱團。他於2013-2015年的聲蜚合唱節中擔任合唱指導,與指揮大師里霖緊密合作,演出大獲好評。他於2014年成功帶領拔萃男書院男聲合唱團,於世界合唱大賽的青年男聲合唱組奪得世界冠軍。他亦最近帶領該合唱團於美國里諾市舉辦的2016國際青年理髮師合唱節中奪得A等級獎及主持人大獎。

孫氏現於其母校拔萃男書院擔任音樂科科主任一職。他於美國伊士曼音樂學院取得指揮碩士學位,師隨韋納德、史格特戴及盧布曼。


(二零一六年十一月)