"Yeung Wai-kit supplied these marvelously echoic sounds that really do transport you out of the chilly Midwest." - Chicago Classical Review

 

 

Ricky Yeung Wai-kit


Yeung Wai-kit is now teaching in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the HKU SPACE Community College and the Hong Kong Institute of Education.  He is on the honorary committee of the China Dizi Society, honorary executive committee of the Guangdong Dizi Society, executive committee of the Hong Kong Bamboo Flute Society and the overseas member of Artistic Resource Panel of Singapore Chinese Orchestra. 
 
Born in Hong Kong, Yeung began learning the dizi under Cheung Heung-wah at the age of thirteen and was coached, at various times of his career, by many dizi virtuosi in China, including Li Zhen, Zeng Yongqing, Huang Jincheng, Zhang Weiliang, Jiang Guoji, Ning Baosheng, Yu Xunfa, Lin Keyong, Dai Ya, Ma Di, Zhang Yanwu, Kung Qingbao, Rong Zheng, Tan Yanjian, Du Rusong, Zhan Yongming, Choo Boon-chong, Wang Ciheng, Phang Thean-siong and also Lin Ku-jen, a well-known dizi and xiao artist and critic in Taiwan.

Yeung first trained at the Department of Chinese Music of the HKAPA, where he majored in dizi and was awarded a Diploma in Performing Arts (Music), before he pursued studies at the Music Department of the CUHK, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with first class honours and a Master of Philosophy degree in Ethnomusicology under Yu Siu-wah.   In 2010, he is received a Master of Music degree in dizi performance at the HKAPA under Sun Yongzhi, and also studying Cantonese Music under Yu Qiwei.  He is now studying a doctoral degree in dizi performance at China Conservatory under Zhang Weiliang.  

Yeung has received a number of awards and scholarships including the HSBC Scholarship and the Jacky Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship when he was studying at the HKAPA. He has also received the Yam & Pak Scholarship in Chinese Opera and the Kwan Hip Tang Chinese Music Scholarship awarded by Chung Chi College, the CUHK. In 2003 and 2004, he has awarded the Jacky Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship again and the Dean’s List of Art Faculty respectively.  He has awarded the Baring Private Equity Asia Scholarship in 2010.

Yeung is actively engaged in Chinese music activities in Hong Kong. In 2003 and 2010, he gave his own solo recitals at Lee Hysan Concert Hall, CUHK and HKAPA Concert Hall respectively.  He has been to the Mainland China, Macau, Taiwan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia for academic exchange and tour performances. In February 2010, he premièred Li Cheong’s “Drumming Ridge” with Stephen Burns and Fulcrum Point New Music Project at Northwestern University in Chicago. Chicago Classical Review praises his “marvelously echoic sounds that really do transport you out of the chilly Midwest”. In September 2010, he performed a dizi solo in Yellow River Piano Concerto with pianist Chen Jie and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Lü Jia. 

Yeung is the co-author of Listening to Chinese Music (Commercial Press 2009, with Wong Chuen-fung, Wong King-chung and Chan Chak-lui). He is also a music critic for various newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Singapore.

楊偉傑

楊偉傑現於中國音樂學院攻讀博士學位,師從笛簫大師張維良教授,為中國首位竹笛表演藝術博士研究生,同時任教於香港演藝學院、香港中文大學音樂系、香港大學附屬學院、香港教育學院,並為中國民族管弦樂學會竹笛專業委員會名譽理事、廣東省音樂家協會竹笛學會名譽常務理事、香港竹笛學會理事、新加坡華樂團藝術諮詢團海外成員。

楊偉傑祖籍廣東普寧,生於香港。先後隨張向華老師、孫永志教授習笛,曾多次赴中國內地隨李鎮、曾永清、黃金成、蔣國基老師深造笛藝,並先後得到寧保生、俞遜發、戴亞、林克勇、馬迪、張延武、孔慶寶、榮政、譚炎健、杜如松、詹永明、朱文昌、王次琚B彭天祥等老師指導,多年來更一直聆受林谷珍與黃德成老師之教益,亦曾在張振濤博士和余少華教授門下研習中國音樂史及民族音樂學理論。楊偉傑曾隨余其偉教授研習粵樂藝術,現師從王建平教授學習昆笛演奏,王培瑜老師學習潮樂演奏。

楊偉傑畢業於香港演藝學院中樂系與香港中文大學音樂系,先後獲頒演藝文憑(音樂)、一級榮譽文學士、民族音樂學哲學碩士、竹笛演奏音樂碩士學位,為香港首位竹笛演奏碩士。曾被中國「笛友之家」網站和《中國竹笛》雜誌評選為十二位「最具魅力青年笛子演奏家」之一。

楊偉傑曾與多個香港和海外藝團合作,亦曾到中國內地、臺灣、新加坡、馬來西亞、菲律賓、韓國、日本、美國、英國作學術交流和演出。2013年5月遠赴馬來西亞參加第十屆「沙巴華樂節」擔任指導老師兼竹笛獨奏;6月應邀赴成都「胡結續笛子作品名家演奏音樂會」擔任竹笛獨奏;7月在新加坡華樂團「作曲家工作坊2013」發表專題演講;8月應邀擔任「2013香港竹笛邀請賽」評委並于「笛藝薪傳:名家及新生代音樂會」上擔任竹笛獨奏。2014年1月在「2014中國竹笛音樂節.香港」閉幕音樂會上擔任竹笛獨奏;5月隨中國竹笛樂團赴英國倫敦演出;6月應邀在武漢音樂學院舉行「海外竹笛藝術的發展現狀」專題講座。楊偉傑於2010年2月在美國芝加哥西北大學首演李昌為笛子與絃樂四重奏所寫的作品《打鼓嶺》。《芝加哥古典音樂評論》認為他的演奏「引領聽眾由美國中西部走進樂曲裡面的世界。」

楊偉傑曾擔任香港電台第四台「樂在神州」節目主持;與人合著有《中國音樂導賞》(商務印書館2009),並於香港《信報》、《亞洲週刊》、《art plus》、北京《音樂週報》、《中國民樂》、上海《風雅.國樂》、杭州《中國竹笛》、臺北《新絲路》、新加坡《華樂》、馬尼拉《世界日報》等報刊撰寫過百篇音樂文章。

 

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