Powerful Percussionist Ronald Chin to Give a Stunning Recital
One of the most sought-after and promising percussionist in Hong Kong, Ronald Chin will give a percussion recital at 8pm, March 28 (Friday) at the Theatre of the Sheung Wan Civic Centre.
With local renowned musicians Lo Wai-leung (Souna), Ngai Kwun-wah (Banhu), Luk Wan-ha (Erhu), etc., Chin will perform well known percussion pieces like "Squabble of the Ducks" (Percussion Ensemble), "The Menacing Tiger" (Xian Drums), "In the Deep of the Night" (Dagu Solo), etc., as well as the world premiere of "Drummer Boy" (Various Drums Solo) and the Hong Kong premiere of "A Pleasant Chat" (Bangu Quartet).
Ronald Chin started playing percussion instruments with Ho Man-chuen in 1982. After graduating from secondary school, Chin was admitted to the School of Music, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts studying Chinese percussion. He then studied Western percussion and theory of composition under Lung Heung-wing and Law Wing-fai respectively in 1986 and graduated with distinction. Afterwards, Chin took a professional postgraduate diploma course under the tutelage of Yim Hok-man. In recent years, he exposed himself to different kinds of Chinese drum music with famous percussion masters in the Mainland. He won a scholarship from the Asian Cultural Council in 1995 and furthered his studies in Western percussion in the United States.
Chin excels at playing various kinds of Chinese and Western percussion instruments. He has collaborated with many professional organizations and amateur orchestras. Moreover, he has represented Hong Kong to perform in various places in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and North America, winning great acclaim. Apart from percussion performances, Chin also engages in music composition, arrangement and orchestration and has won many awards. He is also enthusiastic in promoting Chinese percussion by assisting the Radio Television Hong Kong in producing feature TV programmes and conducting radio programmes about Chinese percussion. He was also invited by the Music Office to host a number of seminars. He is also a consultant to the curriculum development of the Education Department and participates in teaching and lecturing at various primary and secondary schools. He is currently a percussion instructor of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Chin is now the Assistant Principal Percussionist of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the chairman and concertmaster of the Hong Kong Drum Ensemble, honourary secretary of the Chinese Musicians Association, artistic consultant of the Shanxi Jian Zhou Drum Ensemble, honorary secretary of the Society of Percussion Music of the Shaanxi Province, honorary member of the Institute of Percussion Music of China and a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong.
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, tickets priced at $150 and $90 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions will be granted to senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients (Limited student and CSSA tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis). A 10% discount is also available for Friends of LCSD performing venues.
Programme enquiries can be made on 2268 7321 or website www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp. Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 while credit card telephone booking on 2111 5999. You can also book your tickets through http://www.urbtix.gov.hk
End/Friday, February 28, 2003