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Prelude 11: Castor Fu & Ivan Wong

27 Apr

Prelude 11: Castor Fu & Ivan Wong

Castor Fu, Ivan Wong 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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Castor FU studied piano performance under the tutelage of Mr. Ma Cong Andrew and received his professional music training firstly in the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he obtained his Bachelor Degree of Music in 2009. In July 2009, Fu received the gold prize from the 2009 Asia International Piano Academy & Festival in South Korea. Fu then pursued the Master Degree of Music in Advanced Performance at the Royal College of Music in London and graduated in 2011 under the guidance of Professor Andrew Zolinsky.

As a soloist, Fu had performed in Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, Hong Kong Lee Hysan Concert Hall, Macau Cultural Centre Small Auditorium, Cheonan Ewon Cultural Centre, South Korea and the London St Marry Abbots Church. And Fu was one of the adjudicators for the piano competitions from the ‘6th Hong Kong Students Open Music Competition’ organized by Speech & Music Recital Development Foundation in November 2013. Fu is now active as performer, accompanist and piano tutor in Hong Kong.

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Ivan WONG is a graduate of Boston University with a Master of Music degree in piano performance. He was a student of the late Anthony di Bonaventura. Started learning piano at the age of ten, he received music training at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music under the tutelage of Yim Wan.

Wong’s playing has been described by Vanessa Latarche as “an intense and honest approach with respect for the music…which exhibited excellent concentration and love for music.” He was selected to the Brandywine International Piano Institute at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He has also performed in masterclasses for Edward Auer, Gustavo Romero, Dr. Corey Hamm and Lee Trios, among others.

In 2007, Wong studied piano with Alexandre Solopov and music theory with Dr. David Cubek at the McGill University. He was the recipient of the Lo Kui Chuen Scholarship awarded by the Chung Chi College. He has worked in the Performing Arts Department of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

Besides performing, Wong is also an active writer. His music reviews are frequently published in the Hong Kong Economic Times and Criticspo. His article written for the New Vision Arts Festival has been included in the “Collections of Art Criticisms” published by the International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong).

Wong currently maintains a private studio as a teacher and accompanist. He also served as an adjudicator in several local piano competitions. He is the Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music with distinction.

 

 

 

Gabriel Fauré     

Dolly Suite, Op.56

George Gershwin   

Three Preludes

  1.  Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
  2. Andante con moto e poco rubato
  3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

Mike Cornick     

Jazz Suite for Piano Duet

Astor Piazzolla       

Oblivion 

Libertango

 

 

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