WANG Liang , violin
Wang Liang joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic as a fellow of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestral Fellowship Scheme in 2007 and later became a member of the first violin section of the Philharmonic since 2008/09 season.
Born in Liaoning, China in 1985, Wang Liang studied piano at 4 and violin at 5 under the tutelage of his mother – concertmaster of Liaoning Symphony Orchestra. He was admitted to the junior section of the Shenyang Music Conservatory in 1998 and the Central Conservatory of Music, with full scholarship in 2004. He was appointed as concertmaster at the Shenyang Music Conservatory Youth Orchestra, the orchestra of the 1st and 2nd Canton International Summer Music Academy and the orchestra of the opening concert of the 6th Music Festival organized by the Central Conservatory of Music. Besides, he was the First Prize winner of the 1st and 2nd Shenyang Music Conservatory Violin Competition. In March 2007, he participated in the chamber music masterclass by Rainer Kussmaul (former concert master of the Berlin Philharmonic) and Sadao Harada (former cellist of the Tokyo Quartet).
Helen CHA, piano
Described as a “deeply expressive” pianist in Music and Vision, Helen Cha enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, collaborative artist, lecturer and radio presenter.
Currently the Music Director of Musica del Cuore and Artist-In-Residence of Academia de Musica St. Pio X, Cha claimed top prizes at the 12th Hong Kong (Asia) Piano Open Competition Open Class, the concerto competitions at Piano Texas and at the Eastman School of Music, and Thousand Islands International Chopin Competition. A keen solo pianist and a chamber artist, she performed at various festivals and concert series, including Fête de la Musique, ISCM World Music Days, Le French May, HKS ArtisTree Residency, and the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. She has given concerts in North America, Italy, Moldova, England and mainland China, collaborating with conductors Yip Wai-Hong, Yip Wing-Sie, Mikhail Sechkin, Takuo Yuasa, Neil Varon, Emil de Cou and Patrick Souillot, among others.
Twice awarded scholarships by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, she earned the Performer’s Certificate (2007), Master of Music (2007), Master of Arts in Theory Pedagogy (2009) and the Doctorate of Musical Arts (2010) at the Eastman School of Music under Professor Nelita True.
Sonata No. 2 in D, Op. 94bis
Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45
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