"Relishing Creativeness in the Hong Kong Palace Museum" - Music Composition Competition
Location : Hong Kong Palace Museum
Leader : Music subject department
Category : Academic
Two teams of student were selected to participate in "Relishing Creativeness in the Hong Kong Palace Museum" - Music Composition Competition, which is organised by the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Palace Museum. The teams were shortlisted for the final and the consultation opportunity with local composer Mr LEE Kar-tai Phoebus. Both teams were awarded in the final.
The composition of the first group is called "故宮南呂追想曲" (Capriccio of the bell from the Palace Museum). The group chose the gold vermeil bell (bozong) from Qing dynasty as their topic and used the feature of 南呂律 (nanlulu, meaning A note in temperament) of the bell to write an Erhu solo piece. The piece was awarded Bronze Prize of Outstanding Award (Solo). The team member includes: 3D Keung Nim-cho Victor, 4B Ryan Gene and 4D So Bo-cong.
The composition of the second group is called "帶來太平的大象" (Elephant that brings peace). The group chose the relic, a pair of elephant with vases, to write an Erhu solo piece that depicts the peace and prosperity with bumper harvest. The piece was also awarded Bronze Prize of Outstanding Award (Solo). The team member includes: 3E Ng Siu-hin, 4C Cheung Hoi-chun and 4C Yu Ka-chun.
The competition allows student to gain experience in music creating, reach their potential as gifted by God, further their understanding in Chinese Arts and culture and features of Chinese instrument as well as develop their music writing skills. All students are awarded a certificate and music product that worth about HK$500 to encourage them further their passion in music.