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COVID Cadenza II: Online music by HKU students

You are invited to join us online for “COVID Cadenza II“, a live music performance by HKU student musicians. From Scriabin to Brahms, from the eastern to the western, our talented students will present #songsofcomfort in these days of anxiety. The live 30-minute online event will start at 20:00 HKT April 23, Thursday.


Watch the livestream

For those of you who are outside HK, check below for the local event time in your city.

21:00 TYO / 05:00 LA/SF / 08:00 NYC / 13:00 LDN / 17:30 DEL /  22:00 SYD

Bio of performers

Daniel Lei 李梓成  (BA IV, music major)

A winner of multiple music competitions held in Hong Kong and overseas, Daniel studies under the guidance of Professor Yeung Wai Kit. An active music critic and promoter, he has published over 100,000 words in newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong and Beijing. He has given talks and workshops, and conducted research with community organizations. He is the co-author of Art & Culture@ HK 2015, and the editorial board member of Chinese Music Without Bounds – International Composers’ Summit Proceedings and Papers 2017.

Daniel is currently a HKU Council member as an elected representative of 17,000 undergraduate students at the university.

Grammy Yeung 楊程皓  (BA 2019, music major, Y1 master’s in music in Guzheng at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts)

She started her Guzheng training under Chin King in 2003, and is currently under the guidance of Dr. Xu Lingzi.  She was awarded the Rayson Huang Scholarship and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund scholarship at HKU.

Yeung was a finalist in Young Music Makers 2017 of RTHK 4 and has held solo recitals in Tai Kwun, the HKU  University Museum and Art Gallery and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra’s “Music Integrates” programme.

Kari Ding 丁振輝  (BA IV, music major)

As a chorister and erhu player, Kari has appeared in competitions and concerts in Latvia, mainland China and Hong Kong. He also sang MacMillian in John Weidman’s Big and Wallace Hartley in the Hong Kong premiere of Maury Yeston’s Titanic. A recipient of Dr. Lam Chik Suen Scholarship 2014–2015 and the Hong Kong Children’s Choir Prize 2018–2019, Kari transitioned into a countertenor in 2019.

Kari is currently an Student Academic Adviser of the Faculty of Arts and has served as a peer tutor at  the Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES).

Miko Yau 邱巧琳  (BA II, majoring in music and translation) 

A percussionist and pianist, Miko obtained a percussion ATCL diploma exam and piano LTCL diploma exam of Trinity College. She was awarded the Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship by the Home Affairs Bureau, HK government in 2018. Yau is also a conductor of several percussion ensembles and handbell ensembles in primary schools and secondary schools in Hong Kong. She has received piano training by Dr. Amy Sze and percussion training by Ken Chan for a few years.

Candy Yau 邱君琳  (BBA IV, majoring in accounting and finance)

Yau started her Dizi training under Chan King-tsun since seven and currently studies under the tutelage of Dr. Sun Yong-zhi. She also benefited from the coaching of Qu Xiang. Yau was awarded first place in Dizi Advanced level (Yong Sheng Music Award), third place in Xiao Advanced level and other excellent results in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. 

In 2019, she has awarded the silver award at the “Song Ting Long Yin” Dizi Invitational Tournament – Youth Professionals Group B. In the same year, she was selected as one of the Young Music Makers 2019 by RTHK and was recently interviewed by RTHK “Star From School”.

Timothy Wong 王令聰

(BA IV, major in music and English studies)

Timothy Wong started his formal music training at the age of six, and is now studying piano performance under renowned pianist Nancy Loo. He has won multiple awards , including the first-prize of the Four-Hands Class at the 19th Osaka International Music Competition in 2018, and the Hong Kong Youth Music Open Competition. He was also invited to give a solo recital in Loughborough, U.K. in 2019. Timothy is the recipient of Ho Wing-Hing Talent Fund 2018/19 at HKU.

Harris Leung 梁梓俊

(BA IV, Majoring in music and linguistics)

He was an accompanist in his secondary school choirs, and a continuo player in the Early Music Ensemble at HKU. He has won multiple awards, including the champion of piano duet (senior class) in the 66th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival; the first prize in piano four-hands class in the 19th Osaka International Music Competition in 2018; third-place in the Gold Medal Award, 71st Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. Leung has also won prizes at HKU,  including Professor Robert Lord Memorial Prizes in Music (2017-18) and Jao Yu Tsong Memorial Prize in Music (2018-19), and support from the Ho Wing-Hing Talent Fund (2018-19). 

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