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Young violinists to perform "Violin Classic Delights"

Four young violinists Doris Lee, Olivia Mok, John Lam and Vieen Leung will perform "Violin Classic Delights" in November with the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra to deliver fascinating melodies to music lovers.

Doris Lee has won prizes in many competitions including third prize of Miss Barbara Fei Instrumental Scholarship. She has performed with the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra and has also joined the China Concert Tour of Yip's Children's Choir, performing as soloist. She is currently the concertmaster and principal violinist of the Diocesan Girls' School String Orchestra and School Orchestra.

Twelve-year-old Olivia Mok started violin lessons at the age of six and within five years had successfully obtained the ATCL Diploma for violin recital from the Trinity College, London. Among the major prizes she received in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in the past years are the championships in Grade 8 Violin Solo (2003) and Violin Concerto (12 and Under) (2004), and Overall Championships in Grade 4 Piano Solo (2002) and Grade 5 Piano Solo (2003). Mok has appeared as violin solo in their concert tours to Bangkok, Tianjin and many cities in North America.

Thirteen-year-old John Lam started his violin lessons in the Yip's Children's Choral and Performing Arts Centre, studying under Professor Yang Baozhi and Professor Lin Yaoji of the Central Conservatory of Music. He has also won prizes in solo and concerto sections in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. Lam toured with the Yip's Children's Choir in 2001 and 2002 and appeared as violin soloist. He joined the International Summer Music Academy of the Central Conservatory of Music this summer and won the Outstanding Performance Prize in the Rising Star Music Competition.

Fifteen-year-old Vieen Leung started learning violin at five, and has won several championships in different Open scholarship entries in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. In 2003 she was awarded a full scholarship to the European Summer Music Camp, and was selected to be the only violin soloist to perform in the Closing Ceremony Concert. In 2004, Leung joined the Sixth National Violin Competition for Youth and Children in China, winning the championship at the Aged 15-17 Group as well as the Chinese Music Performance Section.

Joining with Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, the young violinists will perform a programme that includes Bach's "Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV1043" by Olivia Mok and John Lam; Massenet's "Meditation" (from Thais) by Olivia Mok; Sarasate's "Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20" byJohn Lam; Elgar's "Salut d' amor, Op. 12", Wieniawski's "Legende, Op. 17" and "Polonaise Brillante in A, Op. 21" by Doris Lee; Mendelssohn's "Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64" by Vieen Leung.

Details of the concerts are as follows:
Saturday, November 6 at 8pm Auditorium, North District Town Hall
Sunday, November 7 at 8pm Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre Sunday, November 21 at 8pm Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall

Tickets priced at $60 to $100 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.

For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999; for internet bookings, visit ; for more information, visit .

Box seats and lounge packages available for sale for the performance at Tuen Mun Town Hall. Please call 2268 7230 for details.

Ends/Wednesday, October 6, 2004
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