藝團

香港城市室樂團

City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

香港城市室樂團 簡介

香港城市室樂團於1999年由藝術總監兼雙簧管首席黎燕欣創立,至今已成為亞洲最耀目也最有活力的室內樂演奏團體之一。團員均為專業樂手,擅長演奏多元化的室內樂和管弦樂風格曲目,由巴羅克到爵士樂均備。不少享譽國際的頂尖音樂家均曾與樂團合作演出,包括馬連拿爵士、占士‧高威、依芙蓮‧格妮、愛瑪.柯克比、湯馬士‧艾倫、克里斯蒂安‧林伯格、張永宙、馬利奧.布倫尼洛、朱利安‧萊‧韋伯、麗莎‧德勒沙爾、亞殊堅納西、維也納兒童合唱團、英皇合唱團等,同時也曾與多位熠熠巨星如海莉‧威斯特拉、理查‧克萊德曼、凱瑟琳.詹金斯、埃德娜.埃弗烈治夫人、林憶蓮、比知樂隊的羅賓.吉布等攜手合作。2012年,香港城市室樂團推出了與丹麥短笛名家帕蒂莉合作灌錄的唱片《英國短笛協奏曲集》,好評如潮湧至,同年,這張鐳射唱片入選香港電台年度「十大樂聞」榜,又獲德國的《今日古典》雜誌評為「一周之選」。其他樂團重點項目計有出訪中國和意大利,在本地分別與香港電台第四台、香港芭蕾舞團、Die Konzertisten、「法國五月節」、「香港國際鋼琴比賽」等合作。又除了主持大師班、「小小樂聚星期日」系列,也創作了許多個多媒體節目,以吸引、培育、啟發下一代的音樂愛好者,計有《雪人》與《大熊》、《樂趣森林》及取得空前成功的音樂劇場《失蝨室樂團》等。

Founded in 1999 by Principal Oboist and Artistic Director Leanne Nicholls, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) has developed into one of Asia’s major chamber orchestras and one of Hong Kong’s most dynamic arts entities. Members are professional musicians who specialize in a wide range of chamber-orchestral styles from Baroque to Jazz. The world’s greatest artists having collaborated with the orchestra include Sir Neville Marriner, Sir James Galway, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Dame Emma Kirkby, Sir Thomas Allen, Christian Lindberg, Sarah Chang, Mario Brunello, Julian Lloyd Webber, Lise de la Salle, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vienna Boys’ Choir and The King’s Singers. The orchestra has also forged exciting collaborations with celebrities such as Hayley Westenra, Richard Clayderman, Katherine Jenkins, Dame Edna Everage, Sandy Lam and Robin Gibb. In 2012 CCOHK and Danish recorder virtuoso Michala Petri released English Recorder Concertos on OUR Recordings to international critical acclaim. In the same year the CD was voted into RTHK’s Top Ten Music Headlines and selected as CD of the week in the German Music Magazine Klassik Heute. Other highlights include tours abroad to China and Italy, and local collaborations with RTHK Radio 4, Hong Kong Ballet, Die Konzertisten, Le French May and the Hong Kong International Piano Competition. In addition to hosting masterclasses and Kids Sunday Soirées, CCOHK has produced and created numerous multi-media programmes aimed at engaging, educating and inspiring Hong Kong’s next generation of music lovers. These include The Snowman & The Bear, The Magic Jungle and the highly successful orchestra-theatre spectacular Bug Symphony.