Viva! Pipers (HK) – School Year 2018/19
Venus Chu: Flute
Rita Au: Clarinet
Rachel Wong: Oboe
Leung Tak-Wing: Bassoon
Edith Tam: French Horn
The Viva! Pipers are an ensemble of talented musicians from Hong Kong who have received overseas training. The five wind players have received extensive training by the professional musicians from Musica Viva Australia to help them deliver quality educational performances.
The Viva! Pipers’ performances have been carefully developed to showcase a range of musical styles, genres, and fun! Since their first school tour in April 2015, as of 30 June 2017, they have given nearly 60 performances at kindergartens and primary schools and visited more than 15,000 students.
The Viva! Pipers perform in both Cantonese and English.
Fiesta Brass (HK) – School Year 2018/19
The school ensemble visits will begin in Spring 2019.
Chan Kin Sing, Kinson: Trumpet
Fu Chi Fung, Jimmy: Trumpet
Chong Yik Hay, Gary: Tuba
Lam Cheuk Wai, Ryan: French Horn
Cheung Kai Ming: Trombone
Fiesta Brass Quintet is made up of five outstanding young musicians from Hong Kong who are passionate about performing. The group was formed in 2017 and is the second ensemble established by Premiere Performances after the successful launch of the Viva! Pipers Woodwind Quintet in 2014. The members were recruited through a public audition process and are now receiving professional training from visiting professional ensembles and music specialists from Musica Viva Australia, the official partner of Premiere Performances’ Chamber Music In Schools Programme. Fiesta Brass Quintet gave a pilot tour in early 2018 that reached 6,000 students in 20 performances and will start their first official school tour in Spring 2019.
Fiesta Brass performs in Cantonese only.
B’Tutta (AU) – March 2019
Leigh Giles: Percussion
Cameron Gregory: Percussion
Graham Hilgendorf: Percussion
Marc Malliate: Percussion
B’Tutta are a brilliant percussion ensemble with a gift for removing barriers for anyone else who wants to make music. Students are integrated into the group from the very beginning, where they build the courage and confidence to become conductors, composers and players. B’Tutta’s inspirations are as diverse as Brazilian Samba to Tokyo subways and their instruments range from marimbas to vibraphones, to Latin American percussion.
B’Tutta performs in English only. Interpretation service in Cantonese will be provided upon request.
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