Clara Tsang Fung 曾鳳
[Press release] “Miraculous Life” - Clara Tsang’s performance in New York, US
28 February 2014
Hong Kong raised cellist makes her debut in New York
Ms Clara Tsang, a cellist raised in Hong Kong, will make her first international debut with pianist Jean Schneider in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York on 18 March 2014 (US time, Tuesday 8pm). She explained, “the concert title reflects my personal experience as a cellist walking through wonders and joys and I hope that through my music, I will be able to share by passion with the audience and fellow musicians.” She is granted Fellowship by the Asian Cultural Council (New York) to participate in sharing and exchanging with leading musicians during her stay in US. As well, she is invited to perform in Faculty House at Columbia University.
Ms Tsang graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Music (Cello Performance). She studied under different cellists, including Richard Bamping and Professor Ray Wang, and attended master classes of Timothy Landuer, Gerhard lberer and Martin Menking. She also learnt from Professor Orlando Cole, Artem Konstantinov and Ariel Barnes.
During her study period, she was already actively involved with a variety of musical projects. In 2000, Ms Tsang made a recording of Lalo’s concerto with Radio Television Hong Kong. She has performed with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the New Philharmonic of Hong Kong, the Pan-Asia Symphony Orchestra, and the Macau Chamber Orchestra. She has played with the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra as the principle cellist. She was invited to join the Pacific Music Festival (2005) in major cities such as Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Sapporo, with conductors Jun Märkl and Nello Santi. In 2012, she was invited by The Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific in Canada and played under the baton of Arthur Arnold.
Her passion and vision in bringing music to as many people as possible has led her to establish Hong Kong Cellist Society in 2004. The Society aims to provide a platform to all musicians for music exchange and sharing and opportunities for performance, to nurture a healthy appetite for classical music, and to encourage interaction between musicians and the public. In view of this mission, the Society presents Hong Kong Cello Festival, Cappuccino Moment and Forever Red Project and runs the Young Musicians Performance Program (YMPP). Over ten years, the society has grown from a handful of supporters to having over 1600 active members now.
Forever Red project (FRP) was established in September 2012. It is a project where emerging and established artists alike come together purely to create exciting new combinations of music and art. Under FRP, the first performance was Clara Tsang’s Cello Recital and then a concert lingering in “Deep Autumn” in December. In the following year, FRP presented in March “Forever Red the Shadow of Your Smile” where Ms Tsang brought jazz and classical together and then in June introduced Ms Tsang’s devotion to her “Brahms Addiction”.
Followed by the series of intensive performances last year, FRP will present “Miraculous Life” of Ms Tsang with Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19, and Cesar Franck’s Cello Sonata in A Major in Hong Kong and New York.
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