Reedsonance was founded in May of 2017. The five members’ musical paths first crossed studying at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Parted on their own ways for their musical studies in different corners of the world, they reunited to form Reedsonance, each having their unique musical perspectives.
As the first reed quintet (oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone and bassoon) in Hong Kong, Reedsonance strives to push reed instruments to their limits and explore the possibilities in the colourful palette of reed timbre.
Reedsonance enjoys playing transcriptions of solo piano, chamber and orchestral works, presenting new dynamic and fresh interpretations of the originals. Their latest performance of Canton-pop arrangements and Japanese animation soundtracks successfully merge instrumental music with modern culture, which are equally appealing to classical music lovers and the general audience.
In 2018, Reedsonance will continue to present adventurous musical programs, including new transcriptions of Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor, RV 107, Piazzolla’s Libertango and many more.
Gordon YAP, oboe (Guest)
Studied oboe at the HKAPA and the Utrechts Conservatorium in the Netherlands, Gordon has started his music journey since 2000 by joining Hong Kong Sinfonietta (2000-2005) Currently he serves as a guest player at the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, the Hong Kong Wind Kamerata and the Hong Kong Virtuosi.
Gordon was invited to perform in various pop singers’ concerts including Koji Tamaki, Il Divo, Hacken Lee, Eason Chan, Joey Yung and more.
Now, he is an active and significant chamber musician in Hong Kong.
Stephenie NG, clarinet
In 2017, clarinetist Stephenie Ng earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she was appointed as the coordinator of Woodwind Lab from 2014-16.
Stephenie’s principal teachers include May Lam, John Schertle, Ayako Oshima and Charles Neidich. She received her bachelor’s degree with First Class Honors from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2011. A recipient of numerous scholarships, she pursued master’s and doctoral degrees in the United State. Her festival appearances include Aspen, Bowdoin and Hot Springs among others.
Stephenie is a member of reed quintet, Reedsonance and Asian Clarinet Ensemble. She is the clarinet tutor and ensemble coach in numerous local schools and has recently joined the faculty of the HKAPA Junior Music Programme.
Eric FUNG, bass clarinet
Clarinetist Eric Fung started his music education at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, studying with John Schertle. He pursued his education at Mannes College The New School for Music and The Yale School of Music under the tutelage of Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima and David Shifrin. During his studies he also worked with renowned clarinetists like Anthony McGill, Stephen Williamson, David Krakauer and Richard Stolzman.
As an active performer, Eric has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Alice Tully Hall and the Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center. Eric has played an active role in Hong Kong and China’s music scene, participating in performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, and the National Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra in Beijing.
WONG Tak Chiu, saxophone
Hong Kong saxophonist Tak Chiu Wong is an international soloist, chamber musician, and educator. He has been invited to perform extensively as a soloist throughout Asia and United States. He currently serves as saxophone faculty at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Hong Kong University, and is currently the artistic director of the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in Thailand, aiming to enhance the education and communication among saxophonists and students from Asia Pacific countries. He has been invited to present master classes in throughout Asia to Europe. Besides, he has served as one of the jury member of international competitions in China, Germany, Singapore, and Thailand. Wong is a Selmer Paris and D’addario artist.
Tiffany AU, bassoon
Tiffany Au graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Guildhall School of Music (London, UK) and Musikhochschule Stuttgart (Germany) with distinction under full scholarships from the HKJC Music & Dance Fund and Leverhulme Trust (London, UK).
Tiffany has performed frequently with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City Chamber Orchestra and Macao Orchestra and founded the Groove Woodwind Quintet.
Concerto in G minor, RV 107
Selections from Goldberg Variations
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String quartet No. 2 in c minor, K406/516b
Minuetto in Canone
Quinte Tango (arr. Coricelli)
Wang Yu Shi
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