Meet-the-Artists: Felix Yeung
14 Mar


 

Meet-the-Artists

“Meet-the-Artists” allows arts ambassadors to talk to different local artists face-to-face to appreciate their artwork and learn their interesting stories behind.

 

Showcasing the treasure of sacred music and early music

Felix Yeung’s Music World

Yeung Yan-lok, Felix is an organist, choral conductor and music director. Yeung is currently Director of Music of St John's Cathedral, Provincial Music Director of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui and Music Director of Die Konzertisten.

 

In the long run, Yeung wishes to establish a Hong Kong group devoted to early music: "Most major cities have their own early music orchestras. Hong Kong does not have one yet, and we feel the need to fill the niche." Why does Yeung have a great passion in early music? How will the rehearsal run conducted by Yeung? Arts Ambassadors with interest in music and conducting could not miss this chance to “Meet-the-Artist”!

 

  
//  About the activity // 
 
Date: 9 April 2017Sunday
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm  
Venue: St John's Cathedral (4-8 Garden Road, Central)
Target: Arts Ambassadors studying F.1 or above9th Arts Amassadors first
Quota: 25
Contact No.: 2820 1036 (Ms. Lau) / 2820 1016 (Ms. Cheung)

 

This session will be conducted in Cantonese.

Interested Arts Ambassadors please click the button “Join” below for registration. Ambassadors who have successfully registered will receive a confirmation email before the activity date.

Deadline28 March 2017 (Tue)

 

// About the artist //

Felix Yeung Yan-lok

Yeung had his first exposure to choral music at the age of three under the tutelage of Lee Kin-chun, as Yeung’s mother was a member of the Pro-Musica Society of Hong Kong. Like many Hong Kong children, the first musical instrument he learnt was the piano. He became acquainted with yangqin in secondary school, during which he learnt about Chinese music and discovered his potential in conducting. Yeung's later encounter with the organ led him to the world of sacred music and early music.

 

Upon finishing his graduate studies in London, Yeung became the first organ scholar at the London Oratory for two years. The experience deepened his understanding in early music. "Traditional to the core, music after Bach and Mozart were not performed there. During my tenure at the London Oratory, I was constantly listening to works from the Renaissance era, including many little-known but first-class works by obscure composers." Being an active proponent of sacred music and early music, Yeung participated in many organ and conducting performances in 2014/15. His notable performances during the year included the "Organ Showcase SeriesPipe Organ Concert by Wong Kin-yu x Felix Yeung x Anne Lam x Jessie Lau" which celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and the "Counterpoint Music Festival 2014 — The Music of Eternity", a joint production between Die Konzertisten and the Cultural Management Team of the University of Hong Kong, which also featured world-renowned countertenor Iestyn Davies.