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    Melodies as companions, musings on existence.

    Music Talks invites musicians for in-depth interviews, covering a wide range of topics from all walks of life. The interviews delve into the characteristics of their works, performance techniques, recent drama highlights, and various aspects of their daily lives. In addition to the interviews, there are live performances and demonstrations of playing techniques related to the discussed topics, creating a relaxed and musically vibrant evening for the audience.

    Music Talks is a 26-episode half-hour television programme.

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    15/04/2024

    The Kennedy City Chamber Orchestra is composed of four young musicians: Samuel Kwok, Eric Cheung, Jayne Wong, and Woody Leung.
    Each having a wealth of performance experience and a passion for music. They choose to perform pop songs in a quartet format, hoping to bring a fresh feeling to the audience.
    Samuel Kwok, a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in violin performance, has participated in orchestral performances in different countries such as South Korea and Germany; Eric Cheung, also a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, has participated in performances of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Hong Kong Orchestra; Jayne Wong, a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, is currently active in chamber music and orchestral performances; Woody Leung, who holds the ATCL violin performance diploma and the LTCL piano performance diploma from the Trinity College London, has served as a music instructor and orchestra conductor in over 20 primary and secondary schools.

    Presenter: Charles Chik
    Charles Chik, a presenter and producer on RTHK Radio 4.

    Performance Repertoire:
    “Fleeting Years” Kitaro
    “Listen to the Sea” Tu Huiyuan
    "Chrysanthemum Terrace" Jay Chou
    “Por Una Cabeza” Carlos Gardel

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    22/04/2024

    The harp has an elegant form and a spiritual tone, leading many to assume that female harpists must be delicate, quiet, and graceful, almost like ethereal goddesses. In this episode, harpist Yany Tse breaks this stereotype with her cheerful personality. Just like other young people, she participates in online discussions, enjoys eating tofu and roast pork rice at food stalls, and appreciates the simple side of life. She will perform several songs on the harp, including film scores from Harry Potter and Frozen.

    Yany Tse is a local harpist who holds a Bachelor's degree (majoring in harp) and a Performance Diploma (majoring in guzheng, with a minor in harp) from the School of Music of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Over the years, she has won numerous awards worldwide. In 2017, she won the third place in the Concours International de Harpes, a world harp competition in France, becoming the first Chinese to achieve this honor.

    Presenter: Eunice Chow

    Performances Repertoire:
    “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone John Williams
    “Spanish Dance” from the opera La Vida Breve Manuel de Falla
    “Let It Go” from Frozen Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez
    “La Source” Alphonse Hasselmans

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    02 - 04
    2024
    RTHK 31
    • EP12: Kennedy City Chamber Orchestra

      EP12: Kennedy City Chamber Orchestra

      The Kennedy City Chamber Orchestra is composed of four young musicians: Samuel Kwok, Eric Cheung, Jayne Wong, and Woody Leung.
      Each having a wealth of performance experience and a passion for music. They choose to perform pop songs in a quartet format, hoping to bring a fresh feeling to the audience.
      Samuel Kwok, a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in violin performance, has participated in orchestral performances in different countries such as South Korea and Germany; Eric Cheung, also a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, has participated in performances of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Hong Kong Orchestra; Jayne Wong, a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, is currently active in chamber music and orchestral performances; Woody Leung, who holds the ATCL violin performance diploma and the LTCL piano performance diploma from the Trinity College London, has served as a music instructor and orchestra conductor in over 20 primary and secondary schools.

      Presenter: Charles Chik
      Charles Chik, a presenter and producer on RTHK Radio 4.

      Performance Repertoire:
      “Fleeting Years” Kitaro
      “Listen to the Sea” Tu Huiyuan
      "Chrysanthemum Terrace" Jay Chou
      “Por Una Cabeza” Carlos Gardel

      15/04/2024
    • EP11: Zhang Chongxue

      EP11: Zhang Chongxue

      Zhang Chongxue, the guest concertmaster of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, developed a love for erhu performance during her childhood, influenced by her father and grandfather. Since then, the huqin has become a part of her life. To become the concertmaster of an orchestra, one must possess exceptional skills and pass numerous tests and challenges to lead the orchestra. Facing a lot of pressure, she chooses to travel and watch movies for relaxation, which also helps her handle both classical and pop music with ease.
      Zhang Chongxue, a member of the Chinese Musicians’ Association, graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2006 and joined the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra the same year.

      Presenter: Yip Ho-kwen, Austin
      Austin Yip is a composer from Hong Kong who has received the Award for Young Artist (Music) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards.

      Performance Repertoire:
      Liu Tianhua "A Beautiful Night"
      "The Sun Shines on Taxkorgan"
      Huang Haihuai "Horse Race"

      08/04/2024
    • EP10: Rachel Cheung

      EP10: Rachel Cheung

      Driven by her perseverance, Rachel Cheung has achieved remarkable accomplishments in her musical journey. Her daily routine sheds light on her discipline: she practices the piano for at least 4 hours and insists on working out for 1 hour. A dedicated animal lover, she follows a pescatarian diet and shares snippets of her life with her dog, Choppy.

      In this episode, besides delivering classic pieces from Chopin and Bach, Rachel also presents a song by a French composer.

      Rachel Cheung, a local pianist, graduated with first class honours from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She later earned her master’s degree from the Yale School of Music in the United States. Notably, she received the esteemed Elizabeth Parisot Prize for outstanding pianists from Yale University. Advancing to the finals of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition , she made history as the first Hong Kong pianist to reach this stage and clinched the Audience Award .

      Presenter: Synthia Ko
      Synthia Ko, a rising powerhouse female conductor of the new generation, serves as the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong .

      Performance Repertoire:
      Chopin Preludes
      Poulenc Improvisation No.15, “Hommage à Édith Piaf”
      Bach Goldberg Variations

      01/04/2024
    • EP9: Chan Pik-sum

      EP9: Chan Pik-sum

      Dubbed the "Goddess of Erhu," Chan Pik-sum dazzles on stage. Offstage, she's also a culinary whiz, known to whip up a variety of delicious dishes, making her a favourite among friends and family. A fervent lover of Chinese music, especially the nanyin , she often collaborates with her partner, Johnny Yim , merging Eastern and Western sounds to explore new musical horizons.

      Chan Pik-sum is a huqin virtuoso. Active in both Chinese and Western music scenes, she has collaborated with several ensembles, including the Fulcrum Point New Music Project of Chicago , Chung Chi Wind Orchestra of the Chinese University of Hong Kong , the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra , and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong , often being invited as a solo performance guest. She frequently ventures into interdisciplinary performances, collaborating with dancers, chinese opera artists, and multimedia artists.


      Presenter: Yip Ho-kwen, Austin
      Austin Yip is a composer from Hong Kong who has received the Award for Young Artist (Music) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards.

      Performance Repertoire:
      Astor Piazzolla "Libertango"
      "Ten-beat Pattern Nanyin "
      Lui Man-shing "Autumn Moon on the Calm Lake "

      25/03/2024
    • EP8: Kelvin Leung, Aaron Lui

      EP8: Kelvin Leung, Aaron Lui

      Kelvin Leung is a local chromatic harmonica player who has been actively performing in various shows in recent years. This led to his collaboration with his friend and guitarist, Aaron Lui . Both share a love for coffee and even incorporate it as an element in their performances. In this episode, they will share amusing stories from their collaboration and the tales behind their compositions.
      In the 2013 World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen, Germany, Kelvin clinched the championship in the solo adult category as well as in the large ensemble.
      Aaron Lui minored in music at the University of Hong Kong and has been learning various instruments since childhood, including the violin, guitar, and piano.

      Presenter: Charles Chik
      Charles Chik, a presenter and producer on RTHK Radio 4.

      Performance Repertoire:
      Astor Piazzolla "Calambre"
      Astor Piazzolla "Oblivion"
      Scottish Folk Song "The Skye Boat Song"

      18/03/2024
    • EP7: Crisel Consunji

      EP7: Crisel Consunji

      In the film Still Human, Crisel Consunji plays a Filipino domestic helper. However, in reality, she is a singer and actress. Beyond performing, she also has a passion for early childhood arts education. Having made Hong Kong her home, how does she perceive the city and its inhabitants?
      With extensive experience in musical theatre, Crisel Consunji will present a range of familiar tunes for our audience, from Mandarin hits to movie theme songs. Let us enjoy her melodious renditions.
      Crisel Consunji was born in the Philippines and holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Literature from the Ateneo de Manila University. She earned her Doctorate in Early Childhood Education from The Education University of Hong Kong.

      Presenter: Synthia Ko
      Synthia Ko, a rising powerhouse female conductor of the new generation, serves as the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong .

      Performance Repertoire:
      "At Least I Still Have You" Composed by Davy Chan, Lyrics by Albert Leung
      “A Whole New World” From the movie Aladdin
      “Never Enough” From the movie The Greatest Showman

      11/03/2024
    • EP6: Wang Liang

      EP6: Wang Liang

      From a young age, Wang Liang formed a strong bond with the violin. His fervor for music has always been evident. While constantly striving for perfection, he generously shares insights and techniques on online platforms.
      In this episode, not only can viewers appreciate his performance, but they can also get a glimpse into his daily life with his wife Gui Li , who is also a violinist. Wang Liang delves into the intricacies and challenges of performing the violinist's litmus test - Paganini's 24 Caprices.
      Wang Liang has twice clinched First Prize at the Shenyang Music Conservatory Violin Competition . He has trained under the guidance of former Tokyo String Quartet cellist, Sadao Harada , and the former principal of Berlin Philharmonic, Rainer Kussmaul . He has performed at the closing concert of the International Chamber Music Masterclass. Currently, he holds the position of Second Associate Concertmaster for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

      Presenter: Eunice Chow
      Eunice Chow, formerly the principal pianist of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and a presenter on RTHK Radio 4, has been a host at various international music concerts.

      Performances Repertoire:
      Eugène-Auguste Ysaÿe Six Sonatas for solo violin, Op. 27, Sonata No. 4, 1st Movement-3rd Movement
      Niccolò Paganini 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op.1, No.6, “The Trill”

      04/03/2024
    • EP5: Teriver Cheung, Janice Vidal

      EP5: Teriver Cheung, Janice Vidal

      In the previous episode, we talked about musician Teriver Cheung's fight against cancer. In this episode, we will further explore his emotional journey. At that time, many close friends extended a helping hand to him, and in this episode, he has invited his good friend Janice to perform together. In addition to Janice's popular work "Half-Step Down ," they will also perform the classic jazz piece "Cry Me A River" for the audience.

      Presenter: Eunice Chow

      Performances Repertoire:
      "Half-Step Down" Composers: Sotoc, Schumann Lee Lyrics: Chow Yiu-fai
      "Cry Me A River" Written by Arthur Hamilton

      Teriver Cheung, a Hong Kong jazz guitarist and composer, obtained a degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas in 2004. He has collaborated with many renowned musicians, including Latin Grammy Award winner Eddie Gómez, Billy Drummond, and others. In 2015, he returned to Hong Kong to collaborate with several local pop singers, including Kay Tse, AGA, Karen Mok, and Janice Vidal.

      26/02/2024
    • EP4: Teriver Cheung , Ted Lo , Sotoc

      EP4: Teriver Cheung , Ted Lo , Sotoc

      Teriver Cheung is an extraordinary jazz guitarist. Just when his career was taking off, he was suddenly diagnosed with stage four cancer, forcing his life to come to an abrupt halt. After undergoing a series of treatments and multiple brushes with death, he never gave up. Was it music, good doctors, or friends that kept him going?
      In this episode, Teriver Cheung invites Ted Lo, known as the godfather of jazz in Hong Kong, and his close collaborator and friend, Sotoc, to share his journey fighting cancer and to present jazz works of different styles to the audience.

      Presenter: Eunice Chow

      Performances Repertoire:
      Victor Young "My Foolish Heart"
      Composed/Arranged by Teriver Cheung/Sotoc "Sunrise #1"
      Composed/Arranged by Teriver Cheung/Sotoc "Sunrise #2"

      Teriver Cheung, a local jazz guitarist and composer, earned his degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas in 2004. In 2007, he formed his first band, Nobody’s Business. In 2015, Teriver collaborated with Lam Fung to create a concert “Hong Kong Episodes ” for the Hong Kong World Cultures Festival , and representing Hong Kong on a world tour.

      19/02/2024
    • EP3: Joyce Cheung

      EP3: Joyce Cheung

      Musician Joyce Cheung shares her experiences studying in Spain, where she encountered the biggest setback of her life. Despite her refined appearance, Joyce enjoys binge-watching TV shows and doing household chores, making her the epitome of a girl next door. In this episode, she performs her favorite music pieces on the Electone.
      Joyce started her classical music training at a young age. At 16, she earned a piano diploma from the Royal College of Music and a cello diploma from Trinity College London . She simultaneously studied piano performance and electronic composition at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Joyce received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music , majoring in film scoring and contemporary writing and production , and graduated with honor in 2014. During her three years at Berklee, she received several scholarships, including the Robert Share Award , the Berklee Music Preparation Award , and the Berklee Piano Department Scholarship .


      Host: Yip Ho-kwen, Austin
      Austin Yip is a composer from Hong Kong who has received the Award for Young Artist (Music) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards.

      Performance Repertoire:
      Antonín Dvořák "New World Symphony"
      Izumi Takada "Mother"
      Chick Corea “Armando's Rhumba"

      12/02/2024