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Season closing 1: Veloz Quartet

09 Dec

Season closing 1: Veloz Quartet

Veloz Harmonica Quartet 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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Veloz  is a harmonica quartet formed in 2010, with four young talents nurtured in King’s College. They were the members of the world-renowned King’s College Harmonica Band.

Members of the ensemble swept the boards of a number of international harmonica festivals. Top prizes captured include Champion in Chromatic Harmonica Solo (with Test Piece) at the World Harmonica Festival (WHF), which is regarded as the highest honour (Leo Ho); WHF Champion in Harmonica Duet (Ivan Chong); and WHF Champion in Harmonica Trio (Wesley Wong).

The celebrated group was originated from a performance by King’s Harmonica Quintet at the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2010. Leo Ho (chromatic harmonica) and Wesley Wong (chord harmonica) were invited as guests in the performance, which formed the antecedent of the ensemble. They used the name “VELOZ” for the first time with Ryan Lam (bass harmonica), joining the 8th Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival (APHF) in Singapore. The quartet formation was established since the participation by Ivan Chong (chromatic harmonica) in 2011, for the performances at the International Horticultural Expo in Xi’an. Jerry Wong replaced Ryan Lam in 2013 when Ryan furthered his studies abroad.

VELOZ explores a repertoire that ranges a number of different styles. They are also enthusiastic in encouraging audience participation, which is a pioneer in local and international scenes. The group performed actively on various stages, including Hong Kong Arts Festival (Guests), a number of APHFs, and a performance tour in Eastern Europe. In February 2014, they appeared in the TV programme “Amazing Chinese” broadcast on CCTV 1, which attracted up to 100 million audiences and received critical acclaim.

VELOZ collaborated with a number of distinguished artists, including Brendan Power (harmonica), King’s Harmonica Quintet, Mui Kwong Chiu (composer), Nancy Loo (piano), Lung Heung Wing, Chin Kwok Wai, Chau Chin Tung (percussion), Timothy Sun (Saxophone), Eric Yip (cello), Andrew Birkun (accordion), and Clarion (clarinet ensemble) etc.

Besides performances, the group was also featured by a number of media, including Apple Daily, TVB, RoadShow, Commercial Radio, and Radio Television Hong Kong.

VELOZ now stages more than 40 performances each year, with the mission to promote harmonica music to a wider audience reach. Their first full-scale concert, “VELOZ | EXPERIMENTAL”, aims to explore everything innovative with the instrument.

 

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