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Yangqin Recital by Kwok Ka-ying

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Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre
$160, $120

Hammering out Notes on the Yangqin

Young local yangqin virtuoso Kwok Ka-ying will be performing solo in Travelling in Chaozhou, Hanging the Blind Upside Down and Thoughts Over the Clouds, and in ensemble works with piano, strings and dongxiao, including Hong Kong premieres of Girls from Kroran and Overture 1949.  



Yangqin Solo

Travelling in Chaozhou

Qu Chunguan 
Arr. Qu Jianqing 


Hanging the Blind Upside Down

Yan Laolie

Yangqin & Dongxiao

The Regret

Ancient Tune

Yangqin Solo

The Dragon Boat

Notated by Zhang Zhengqiu 
Trans. by Tian Kejian

Yangqin & Piano

The Girl from Kroran
(Hong Kong Premiere)

Chung Yiu-kwong

Yangqin, Piano & String Quartet

Overture 1949
(Hong Kong Premiere)

Jamie Lin

Yangqin Solo

Spring in Honghe

Liu Xisheng & Li Hangtao


Thoughts Over the Clouds

Wang Se

Yangqin & String Quartet

Fantasy (Hong Kong Premiere)

Wang Danhong





About the Performer


Kwok Ka-ying

Young yangqin player of Hong Kong, Kwok Ka-ying, is the first postgraduate to be awarded a Master’s degree in yangqin from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  She is currently an instructor in yangqin at the College of Allied Arts of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts – Chinese Opera and its Junior Music Programme, a freelance musician of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, a resident musician of the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble, a member of the Cimbalom World Association and the Founder and President of the Hong Kong Dulcimer Institute.  

Kwok was born in Guangzhou, China.  She studied at the Guangdong Cantonese Opera Academy and the middle school affiliated to the Xinghai Conservatory of Music before she was awarded a full scholarship to study at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2005. Her mentors included Hu Ruoxiong, Wang Wenli, Chan Sam-lam, Cheung Yu-chu and Yu Mei-lai. While at The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, she was the Yangqin Principal of the Academy Chinese Orchestra. Between 2006 and 2010, she recorded for the production of The Heritage of Cantonese Music, a joint publication project between the Academy and the Department of Music of the University of Hong Kong. In 2012, she gave her first talk on yangqin, on which occasion she presented a paper entitled A Retrospective Look at the Yangqin Music of Guangdong and Its Stylistic Schools.  She also won critical acclaim with her two solo recitals on the yangqin in 2010 and 2012.

Kwok has been dedicating herself to teaching and performing yangqin in recent years. She has toured France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, mainland China, Macao and Taiwan, and performed as soloist with the Academy Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Oriental Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble, etc.  She participated as a member of the Hong Kong Cantonese Orchestra in the 2012 CCTV Ethnic Instrumental Music Television Competition – Traditional Folk Ensemble Section, organized by China’s Central Television, and the group won a Silver Award. In 2013, she founded the Hong Kong Dulcimer Institute, was invited to attend the 12th International Congress of Cimbalom World Association in Taiwan to give talks and concerts in October.



Tickets available from 25 July onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Telephone Credit Card Booking.


Discount Scheme

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).


Programme Length

Running time of this performance is about 1 hour 30 minutes with an intermission of 15 minutes.

Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until the interval or a suitable break in the programme.

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.



Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661

Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

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