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Artist

NG Cheuk-yin

Renowned composer, sheng performer and a cappella singer whose music flows seamlessly through the East and West while melting down borders between genres

First Artist Associate of Hong Kong Sinfonietta music director of fusion group SIU2 and co-artistic director of a cappella theatre company Yat Po Singers

Received Post-graduate degree from the Music Department of Chinese University of Hong Kong. Further studies on Japanese at the International Christian University (Tokyo) and Jazz Music composition at Codarts (Netherlands)

Received the Award for Best Artist, Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2011); “Best Serious Composition” in CASH Golden Sail Music Awards for theatrical choral concert Rock Hard (2009) and double sheng concerto Before the City Collapses (2013), “CASH most performed work award (Serious Music)” for choral work Singing Voices of the World (2014)

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Work

Drumset Concerto – Fly

Fly is a unique fusion of musical ideas of contemporary orchestral music, rock and jazz. For Ng, the major differences between rock and orchestral music are the concepts of musical form and rhythm.

Originally performed by Hong Kong’s top drummer Jun Kung and bass guitarist Liang Chun-wai, Fly is composed upon the rhythm of the drumset and bass guitar, and the structure and form of orchestral music. The crossover piece provides poignant juxtaposition of the groove-oriented improvisational style of jazz and the rigid timing of classical music.