Free Pipe Organ Concert

Shirley Cheng and Simon Chan

29 June 2013 (Saturday)
5pm
Concert Hall

Shirley Cheng

Attained her Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from Jacob School of Music at Indiana University, where she was the student of Dr. Janette Fishell, Shirley Cheng is currently pursuing the Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance at the University of Kansas, where she studies with Dr. Michael Bauer. During her time at Indiana, she also studied sacred music with Bruce Neswick and Dr. Jeffery Smith. Her initial studies in organ began with her participation in the “King of the Instruments” Pipe Organ Education Series at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 2004. She then obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance and Pedagogy from Hong Kong Baptist University under the tutelage of Wong Kin-yu. Cheng was the recipient of the Artistic Excellence Award and the Irving & Lena Lo Scholarship during her studies at Indiana University. She has played recitals in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. From 2008 to 2010, she served as teaching assistant of the HKCC Organ Education Series.


Simon Chan

Simon Chan started his first organ lesson with Dr. Chiu Siu-ling through participating in the “King of the Instruments” Pipe Organ Education Series at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 2000. He then obtained a diploma in Organ Performance from ABRSM in 2003. He graduated with a first class honour degree from the Bachelor of Arts in Organ Performance at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2005. Two years later, he was awarded the Master degree in Organ Performance at Texas Christian University under the guidance of Dr. Joseph Butler. He is currently a doctoral student of Organ Performance at the University of Kansas under the guidance of Dr. James Higdon and Dr. Michael Bauer. Chan had participated in many international organ competitions, including being a quarter-finalist in the 2012 International Organ Competition Musashino-Tokyo, Japan; a finalist in the 2012 Arthur Poister Organ Competition in Syracuse, the United States and a second-prize winner in the 2012 Fort Wayne National Organ Playing Competition, the United States.


Programme

Performed by Shirley Cheng
D. Locklair (b.1949)
Windows of Comfort
"…the heavens were opened…" (Baptism Dance)
"…beside the still waters" (Chaconne)
Alpha and Omega

Performed by Simon Chan
F. Liszt (1811-1886)
Variations on a Theme of Bach "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen", S. 673

Performed by Shirley Cheng
D. Conte (b.1955)
Soliloquy

Performed by Shirley Cheng and Simon Chan
G. Merkel (1827-1885)
Sonata in D minor for Four Hands, Op. 30
i. Allegro moderato


Free tickets are distributed at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Enquiries Counter (9am to 9pm daily) from 7 June onwards. Each patron may get a maximum of 4 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Audiences aged 6 and above are welcome. Running time of the concert is about 40 minutes without intermission. Members of the audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break.

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme without prior notice should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

Programme Enquiries: 2734 2009 / 2734 2819