Romer String Quartet
Kitty Cheung, violin
Kiann Chow, violin
Ringo Chan, viola
Eric Yip, cello
Named after Hong Kong’s endemic Romer’s Tree Frog, the Romer String Quartet is a genuinely local ensemble formed by musicians all born and raised in Hong Kong. The quartet has been recognised locally and abroad as one of the most active string quartets in town since its debut in 2013.
Romer String Quartet has performed at Carnegie Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Sabah Art Gallery in Malaysia, Eastman School of Music in USA, Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, The University of Macau, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong Museum of Art, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Baptist University and the HKUST Center for the Arts. It was featured in the 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival to perform at the ExxonMobil Vision Series production ‘Images of Hong Kong’, Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s ‘Our Music Talents Series’, Hong Kong Composers’ Guild’s ‘Musicarama 2013’ and ‘Musicarama 2014’, Hong Kong Freespace Fest, and Kota Kinabalu String Music Festival in Malaysia. It has also been invited to record for Radio Television Hong Kong programmes such as ‘Match-Making Concerts’ and ‘The Works’.
Romer frequently collaborates with composers and multimedia artists. It has given world-premieres of many newly commissioned works, and as a part of a multimedia project titled ‘Muted Situations’ it has performed in a pre-recorded video, which was featured in the Asia Triennial Manchester in UK, Hong Kong Art Basel, and the Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival.
Romer String Quartet is dedicated to promoting chamber music to the younger generation in Hong Kong and Asia. As teaching artists, Romer String Quartet is the Ensemble-in-Residence of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014-15, other previous residencies included the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble’s ‘Modern Academy’ and the Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra. It has given masterclasses and workshops at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Kota Kinabalu String Music Festival. The quartet was invited as jury member and guest performer at the Hong Kong ‘New Generation 2014 Concert’ composition competition. It also serves the community in partnership with the Hong Kong Playground Association, regularly providing free educational workshops and concerts to children.