Ying Wa College Band (Hongkong, China)
Conductor: Danilo Delfin
De Ying Wa College Band uit Hongkong is opgericht in 1998 en stond tot 2003 bekend als de “Brass Band”. De band brengt een ode aan de Aziatische en Europese symfonische blaasmuziek. Met Japanse composities en Chinese folkmuziek wil de band de uitwisseling van Westers-Aziatische bandmuziek stimuleren, wat een memorabele concertervaring belooft. In november 2016 won de band voor het achtste jaar op rij de Gold Prize op het Winter Band Festival.
Deze activiteit vindt plaats in het kader van het WASBE International Symphonic Wind Band Festival en wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door ZIMIHC, Wens Travel en WASBE, met dank aan gemeente Utrecht.
Short biography of the Ying Wa College Band
Ying Wa College Band, formerly known as the ‘Brass band’ before 2003, was established in 1998. Under the baton of Mr Danilo Delfin, the band has expanded to a membership of 90 players. Since 2006, the College Band and the Brass Ensemble have won four gold prizes at the Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows, seven gold prizes at the Winter Band Festival and three championships at the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. In 2007, the College Band was invited to perform at the Symphonic Band Gala held in Guangzhou and Hong Kong to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. The College Band toured Japan in August 2009, Finland in April 2013, and most recently, North America and Canada in July 2015. In November 2016, the College Band was awarded the gold prize at the Winter Band Festival for the eighth consecutive year.
Short biography of the conductor
Currently a member of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong Oriental Brass, Danilo Delfin obtained his Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma (Trumpet performance) from The Hong Kong Academy for Perfoming Arts (HKAPA) and was recipient of the HKAPA Director’s Scholarship. As Music Director and conductor of Tom Lee Youth NeoWinds Orchestra, he has led the orchestra in many performances abroad, contests and exchange activities, including in Austria, Netherlands, and Singapore. He also conducts many local school bands and the HKAPA Junior Wind Band, and conducted HKAPA Symphonic Wind Ensemble on tour in Japan and Australia. In 2011, he participated in the conducting symposium in Sibelius Academy in Helsinki where he conducted the Helsinki Wind Ensemble and Helsinki military band. He is currently a trumpet instructor at HKAPA.
This activity is part of the WASBE International Symphonic Wind Band Festival, which is organized by ZIMIHC, Wens Travel, WASBE and supported by Utrecht city council.