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Chinese Music Without Bounds
International Composition Competition Finals Concert

A Programme of the 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival (2017)

Date and Time
1/3/2017
8:00pm
Venue
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Ticket Fee
$100, $160, $260, $390
Conductor/Director
Yan Huichang

Historically, music developed through the continuous input of original compositions. The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra has been dedicated to the encouragement of new works for Chinese orchestra. The orchestration of the works is regarded as the core concern. In this international competition, all restrictions regarding nationality, background and age have been lifted in order to promote the concept of the world being ‘a global village’, hence the theme ‘Music Without Bounds’. The aim is to discover talented composers and offer them a platform for showcasing their works and for exchange.

Result Announced

‧ Original Composition

Best Orchestra WorkKampung and the City Chow Jun Yi (Malaysia)

Best Solo and Orchestra Work - Concerto for Pipa and Chinese Orchestra A Fantasy of Flying Apsaras Kong Zhixuan (Jiangsu, China)

Best Work on a Hong Kong ThemeBeating the Petty Person Tam Yat-sing (Hong Kong, China)

Outstanding Young Composer (Under 35) - Concerto for Pipa and Chinese Orchestra A Fantasy of Flying Apsaras Kong Zhixuan (Jiangsu, China)

Best Orchestration - Concerto for Pipa and Chinese Orchestra A Fantasy of Flying Apsaras Kong Zhixuan (Jiangsu, China) / Fluttering Butterfly Wings II  Guo Yuan (Sichuan, China) / Kampung and the City Chow Jun Yi (Malaysia) / Southern Wind Chong Kee Yong (Malaysia)

Media and Publishers’ Favourite Original CompositionBeating the Petty Person Tam Yat-sing (Hong Kong, China)

HKCO Musicians’ Favourite Original CompositionKampung and the City Chow Jun Yi (Malaysia)

Audience Favourite Original CompositionBeating the Petty Person Tam Yat-sing (Hong Kong, China)

Programme (World premiere)
Concerto for Pipa and Chinese Orchestra A Fantasy of Flying Apsaras Kong Zhixuan (Jiangsu, China)
Pipa: Wong Chi-ching

Fluttering Butterfly Wings II  Guo Yuan (Sichuan, China) 

A Ji Na Mu (Tibetan Drama)  Chang Yingzhong (Sichuan, China)

Kampung and the City Chow Jun Yi (Malaysia)

Southern Wind Chong Kee Yong (Malaysia) 

      

Beating the Petty Person Tam Yat-sing (Hong Kong, China)
Content of the Work

1. The work submitted must be an original composition.

2. The work can be either written for orchestra or for solo and orchestra. *

3. Solo instrument may be one (and only one) of the following:

(1) Wind: dizi, sheng, suona, guan

(2) Bowed-string: gaohu, erhu, zhonghu, gehu and bass gehu

(3) Plucked-string: zheng, pipa, xiaoruan, zhongruan, daruan, sanxian

(4) Percussion: dagu (Chinese big drum), paigu (set of 5 rotodrums), sanmianluo (set of 3 gongs [not tuned]), muyu (set of 5 temple blocks)**

4. Works on Hong Kong themes should be specified upon application.

* Since the work should be written for a full-scale orchestra, it is advisable not to use amplification for solo instruments.

* * The contestant may use all, or any combination of the above instruments.