HKCO expand reach of Chinese music education
6th Mar 2012
The artistic director and principal conductor of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Yan Huichang, is to reach out to Western orchestras in the hope to expand the scope of Chinese music education.
He will be giving master classes under the title Conducting and Composing - A comparison between Chinese and Western Orchestras at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles on 19 March, Luxembourg Conservatory on 20 March and Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et Danse de Paris on 22 March.
Additionally Yan Huichang will introduce the characteristics of a selection of Chinese instruments and a wide repertoire of Chinese pieces will be presented along with works by Western composers.
In 2013 The HKCO will organise the International Composition Prize with the Luxembourg Society for Contemporary Music. The judges’ panel will include renowned composers from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and China.
Yan Huichang joined the HKCO in 1997 and in more recent years has been appointed guest or visiting professor by numerous music institutions, which has allowed him to promote Chinese music around the world.
He has also won the acclaim of the music circles in China and abroad for his artistic conducting talents, having worked with all professional Chinese orchestras in Beijing, Shanghai, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.