Percussion Concert by Ronald Chin

2014-10-30 20:00 - 2014-10-31 22:00

Percussion Concert by Ronald Chin

When: 30-31 Oct 2014 Thu-Fri 20:00
Where: Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

Percussion Concert by Ronald Chin


Ronald Chin
A renown percussionist in Hong Kong, Ronald Chin entered the School of Music of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1985, where he studied percussion and composition theory under Ho Man-chuen and Yim Hok-man, and graduated with high distinction. In 1995, he received the Lee Hysan Foundation Scholarship to further his studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the United States. He was presented with the Award for Outstanding Young Artist by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong in 2008. Chin has been the Honorary Artist-in-Residence in Hong Kong Institute of Education in 2010.

A virtuoso in many types of Chinese and Western percussion instruments, Chin has represented Hong Kong in various performance tours and academic exchanges around the world. In 1996, he was invited by the Percussive Arts Society to give a solo performance and received critical acclaim. Since 2000, Chin's name has been included in the Outstanding Musicians of the 20th Century published by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge University. In 2007, he was invited by the Vanderbilt University in Texas to give a performance and talk on percussion music at the Blair School of Music. His album, Prince of Qin Takes His Roll Call, released under the HUGO label in 2013, was picked as the 2013 Hi-Fi Album Awards (Percussion Album of the year) in Guangdong Province.

Chin joined the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in 1989, and is currently Assistant Percussion Principal. He plays an active curatorial role for gala events in Hong Kong, having participated in the International Chinese New Year Night Parade, the Hong Kong Sevens, the 10th Anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR, among many others. In 1998, he founded the Hong Kong Drum Ensemble to actively promote Chinese drum music and participate in community and charity events.

*By kind permission of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.


Liao Yi-ping
Liao Yi-ping was born in Taipei and graduated from the Fu Hsing Chinese Opera School (now the Department of Xiqu Music of the Taiwan College of Performing Arts). She received solid training in Chinese Traditional Theatre at a young age, and is well versed in both Chinese and Western percussion. She trained in Chinese percussion under Li Hui, Shao Shu-fen, Lai Hsuan and Yim Hok-man, and Western percussion under Wang Hsiao-yin. She is currently studying for a Master's degree at the Chinese Music Department of the Taiwan University of Arts.

Liao joined the Taipei Chinese Orchestra in 2005, and performed the percussion concerto, A Grand Tune by Zhou Long. Later that year, she went with the Orchestra on its China and Japan tours, playing the lead in Soaring Dragon Leaping Tiger. She joined the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in 2007, and the following year, she performed Festivity of the Masses and Bangu Music with Ornamentations in the concert, Rising Artists of HKCO. At the 2009 Music About China concert, she performed Guo Wenjing's Drama and won not only the praise of the composer himself but also wide critical acclaim among music colleagues. She performed Bangu Music with Ornamentations, Blues for Gilbert and Eight Sounds in Harmony at the HKCO concert, Three in Concert. In 2010, she went with the HKCO Percussion Ensemble to Beijing to participate in the first International Percussion Festival held at the National Centre for the Performing Arts.

In the album Three in Concert, Eight Sounds in Harmony, which is a mixed percussion solo by Liao, was picked for inclusion in the 2011 Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show album and won professional acclaim.


The Hong Kong Drum Ensemble
The Hong Kong Drum Ensemble was founded by Ronald Chin in May, 1998. Since then it has been organizing regular charity functions, drum concerts, visits to homes for the aged and special schools etc. as part of its voluntary work. The Ensemble has also appeared in gala events such as the 2007 Hong Kong Sevens, and the variety show celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR in the presence of President Hu Jintao of the People's Republic of China. Between 2008 and 2012, the group was invited by the Hong Kong Buddhist Association to perform at the Buddha's Birthday Carnival for regular appearances. In May 2012, it was a guest performer at the re-opening of the Sunbeam Theatre in North Point. In April 2013, it participated in the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Hong Kong Games, which was followed by a fund-raising concert for the Zonta Club of Kowloon in May the same year. The Ensemble has toured to Macao to perform on three occasions and to Sanshui of Guangdong for drum music exchange. Its members have gone on tours to Xi'an, Jiangzhou and Taiyuan of Shanxi etc. to learn traditional drum music techniques.


Jiangu Solo Loess - Plateau Stories - Wang Baocan
Drum Duet - The Bull Fighting the Tiger- Wang Baocan
Jiangzhou Drum Music - Rolling Walnuts - Wang Baocan and Hao Shixun
Mixed Percussion Solo - Flying Stars (World Premiere) - Ronald Chin
Mixed Percussion Solo - Eight Sounds in Harmony - Wang Yidong
Drum Ensemble - Xiang-Ren-He - Ronald Chin
Percussion and Instrumental Ensemble - Two Dragons Playing the Prune Drums - An Zhishun
Percussion and Instrumental Ensemble - A Happy Harbinger of Spring - Li Canxiang, arr. Ronald Chin
Drum Music of Xi'an - The Quarrelling Ducks - An Zhishun
Wind and Percussion - Rousing Winds and Percussions - Folk Wind-and-Percussion Music, arr. Ronald Chin
Percussion and Instrumental Ensemble - A Song of Triumph - Cantonese music, transcribed & arr. Lo Wai-leung
Drum tutti - Flying Dragon and Leaping Tiger - Li Minxiong


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Price: $180/$120 *Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.
Tel: 852-28532689
Add: 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queens' Road Central, Hong Kong


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