Gratis lunchconcert van de Chinese Ying Wa Primary School Symphonic Band

Ying Wa Primary School Symphonic Band (Hongkong, China)
Dirigent/conductor: Mr Maurice Poon Po-choi

Nederlands
De Ying Wa Primary School Symphonic Band is opgericht in 2009 en wordt vaak beschouwd als een van de beste schoolbands van Hongkong. De band bestaat uit 80-99 leden van 6-12 jaar oud, die worden getraind op intonatie, klankprojectie, frasering en ensemblevaardigheden. In 2012 ontving het team de Gold Prize with Honor en de Grand Prize bij de bandcompetitie van het 21st Century International Arts Festival 2012 (Genting Highlands, Maleisië). In 2014 werd het team opnieuw gekroond tot internationale kampioen, dit keer als winnaar van de 2014 Yamaha National Band Championships in Brisbane, Australië.

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.

English
Founded in 2009, the Ying Wa Primary School Symphonic Band, committed to their motto: “Music Excellence with a Soul”, is often regarded as one of the finest school bands in Hong Kong. The team consists of 80-99 members, aged 6-12 years old, and receives training with a specific focus on intonation, sound projection, phrasing, and ensemble skills. In 2012, the team was awarded Gold Prize with Honor and Grand Prize at the 21st Century International Arts Festival 2012 (Genting, Malaysia) – Band Competition. In 2014, the team again was crowned international champion, winning the 2014 Yamaha National Band Championships (Concert Band Junior C Grade) held in Brisbane, Australia.

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.

Short biography of the Ying Wa Primary School Symphonic Band
Founded in 2009, the Ying Wa Primary School Symphonic Band, under the motto “Music Excellence with a Soul”, is often regarded as one of the finest school bands in Hong Kong. The team consists of 80-99 members and each of them has had their musical passion cultivated under the professional leadership of their Music Director Ms Eleanor Luk Yin-hung and Chief Conductor Mr Maurice Poon Po-choi. Every year, the passionate young musicians, aged 6-12, build up their repertoire of various styles and lengths through weekly rehearsals. They receive rigourous training with particular emphasis on intonation, sound projection, phrasing, and ensemble skills. Ying Wa Primary School Symphonic Band participates in different competitions every year. Since 2009, they have obtained numerous honors, including Gold Medals and Champions in the Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows Competition and the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. In 2012, the team was awarded Gold Prize with Honour and Grand Prize at the 21st Century International Arts Festival 2012 (Genting, Malaysia) – Band Competition. In 2014, the team was crowned international champion again, winning the 2014 Yamaha National Band Championships (Concert Band Junior C Grade) held in Brisbane, Australia.

Short biography of the conductor
Poon is a Hong Kong Contemporary Composer and conductor who is keen to promote music education. Since 2004, with Poon’s strict leading and training method, the Wind Band that he led has been the champion of Hong Kong Schools Music Festival for 12 consecutive years. Poon is now the chief conductor in Ying Wa Primary School. Under his guidance, all teams won the champion and the gold medals in Hong Kong Schools Competitions and also in the International Competitions. A truly passionate conductor, Poon is used to training the teams through his own style and rich experiences. After having graduated with distinction from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Composition, Poon furthered his studies at Conservatoire de Paris, majoring in Composition with composer Gérard Grisey. He is now the conductor and lecturer of the Department of Composition and Electronic Music in Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Program

  • Jericho, Bert Appermont
  • Echoes, Samuel R. Hazo
  • The Land of Zarathustra, Amir Molookpour
  • To the Summit, Robert W. Smith
  • Mt. Everest, Rossano Galante
  • Dance of Yao Tribe, Liu Tieshan and Mao Yuan, arranged by Poon Po Choi, Maurice

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