Exhibition Period: 26th Oct 2018
Opening Hours: 19:00
Venue: Seguido de um jantar-convivio no Restaurante – Stanley Ho Room
Organiser: Club Militar de Macau, YunYi Arts & Culture
Sponsors: SJM Macau

Introduction 作品介紹

Artists:
Michael Kirby – Clarinet
Peggy Lau – Piano

Programme:
Arabesques – Paul Jeanjean
Sonata – Francis Poulenc
Solo de Concours – Henri Rabaud
Claude Debussy – Première Rhapsodie
André Messager – Solo de Concours

About The Artist 關於創作人

MICHAEL G. KIRBY – CLARINETTIST

單簧管演奏家

Nationality 国籍
British 英国(UK)

Date of birth 生日
20thJanuary 1965

Postal Address 通讯地址
One Oasis Tower 10
Edif. Hyde Park, 28 E
Coloane. Macau.

Telephone 电话
+853 66928917

Emails 电子邮件
clarinetmgk@gmail.com
clarinetmk@gmail.com

Life started with music for Michael and, up to the present date, it has been his hobby, love and profession. From the age of 9 Michael was a member of the prestigious choir of Gloucester Cathedral, UK, where he became known as a regular soloist during the services, concerts and recordings. At this time he started clarinet lessons at the King’s School Gloucester that is attached to the Cathedral. In 1977 Michael was accepted as a student at Chetham’s School of Music Manchester, UK where he had the opportunity to emphasize his clarinet studies with the late Graham Turner – Principal Bass Clarinettist of the Hallé Orchestra, UK.

After two years studying in Manchester, Michael moved back to Gloucester to continue his academic studies and also started receiving clarinet lessons from the late great Jack Brymer OBEand Gordon Lewin. In 1982 Michael was accepted as a full-time student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, UKwhere he continued his studies with Jack Brymer OBE for four years and achieved the qualification of AGSM in performance. During those years in London, Michael participated in various competitions that included the Bromsgrove Young Musicians Platform – winner, The Shell/LSO Scholarship – Finalist and also performed as Principal Clarinet of the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra, London amongst others. Also during his last year in London, 1986, Michael was accepted as a member of the Clarinet section of the European Community Youth Orchestra.

In 1987 Michael became the Principal Clarinet of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestraand Head Professor of Clarinet in the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Tenerifein the Canary Islands. Since 2011 he is the Principal Clarinet of the Macau Orchestra (China). During his professional career, Michael has participated in many chamber music concerts and as an invited soloist in Europe, Asia and South America. He has recently performed for the British and French Consul of Hong Kong, the Queen’s Birthday celebrations and also for the Italian Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, Michael has collaborated frequently with students from the Moon Chun Memorial College, part of the Macau University, and was awarded the Full Blues from Oxbridge.

Michael performs with the Virtuoso models CL2 and CL3 Patricola Clarinets.

Peggy Lau – Piano

A native of Macau, Pui Kei (Peggy) Laureceived her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at Michigan State University. She is also a Master degree holder in both Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. While working on her master and doctoral degrees, Lau was the teaching assistant at Michigan State University and piano instructor at the University’s Community School, giving group and private lessons to undergraduate and graduate students. She is currently working as the Resident Fellow of Moon Chun Memorial College at the University of Macau.
Lau has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships during her studies. She received scholarships from the Macao Foundation, Macau Cultural Bureau, Tertiary Education Service Office, and Education and Youth Affair Bureau. She was the second place winner in the Wright State University Student Honors Recital, third prize winner in the Collegiate/Young Artist division of the Ohio Music Teacher Association Competition in Columbus, winner of the Wright State University Concerto-Aria night competition, and the winner of the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition. She is also the scholarship recipient of the Dayton Chamber Music Society, theIrene Romanowski Piano Music Scholarship, the Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarships,the College of Liberal Arts Kurdila Scholarship, and the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Program. She was awarded the Presidential Commendation for Excellenceupon her undergraduate graduation.As a solo pianist, Lau has performed in Carnegie Weills Hall, Schuster Hall, Troy Hayner Center, Cook Recital Hall, and Hart Recital Hall in the United States, Teatro Jovellanos and Colegiate San Juan Bautist in Spain, Xiamen Gulangyu Concert Hall, Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall, Macao Polytechnic Institute and Macao Cultural Center etc.

MICHAEL G. KIRBY – CLARINETTIST

單簧管演奏家

Nationality 国籍
British 英国(UK)

Date of birth 生日
20thJanuary 1965

Postal Address 通讯地址
One Oasis Tower 10
Edif. Hyde Park, 28 E
Coloane. Macau.

Telephone 电话
+853 66928917

Emails 电子邮件
clarinetmgk@gmail.com
clarinetmk@gmail.com

对 Michael 而言,音乐是人生不可分割的一部分。时至今日,音乐一直是他的嗜好、职业、和毕生的追求。9岁的时候,Michael 就成为了颇有声望的英国格洛斯特大教堂唱诗班的一员。他作为常任独唱恪尽职守,参加了音乐会、灌制了录音并逐渐为人所知。在这个时期,他开始在附属于格洛斯特大教堂的国王学校(King’s School Gloucester)学习单簧管演奏。1977年,Michael成为了曼切斯特市契天音乐中学(Chetham’s School of Music)的学生并有幸跟随格雷姆·特纳(已故,哈雷管弦乐团首席低音单簧管演奏员)提高自己的单簧管演奏技艺。

在曼切斯特学习了两年后,Michael回到格洛斯特完成他的学位修读,并同时开始接受已故伟大单簧管演奏家Jack Brymer OBE(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Brymer)和Gordon Lewin 的教导。1982年,Michael成为了伦敦Guildhall音乐戏剧学院Guildhall School of Music and Drama的全日制学生。之后的四年里,他继续跟随Jack Brymer OBE学习单簧管演奏并取得了Guildhall音乐戏剧学院注册演奏认证(AGSM)。在伦敦的那些年里,Michael参加了大量的比赛,包括:布罗姆斯格罗夫青年音乐家比赛—优胜奖、壳牌/伦敦交响乐团奖学金比赛—决赛入围;并出任了Ernest Read交响乐团的单簧管首席。1986年,也是Michael在伦敦的最后一年,他成为了欧共体青年管弦乐团(European Community Youth Orchestra)单簧管声部的一员。

1987年,Michael来到西班牙的加那利群岛,成为该地特纳里夫管弦乐团(Tenerife Symphony Orchestra首席单簧管演奏员特纳里夫高级音乐学院(Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Tenerife)的单簧管正教授。从2011年开始,Michael担任了澳门交响乐团(中国)的首席单簧管演奏员一职。

在Michael的职业生涯中,他参演了大量的室内乐音乐会,也是广受欧洲、亚洲和南美洲邀约的独奏家。近年来,Michael受邀为英、法驻香港领事、英女皇生辰庆典、意大利商会进行了演奏。最近,他同澳门大学满珍纪念书院的学生密切合作,夺得了牛津—剑桥大学的全蓝奖。

Michael先生目前使用柏翠(Patricola)出品的CL2、CL3演奏家型单簧管。

(英文简历由MICHAEL G. KIRBY先生本人提供,沈默之翻译

 

 

 

 

Peggy Lau – Piano

劉沛棋於澳門出生,是美國密歇根州立大學鋼琴表演專業、鋼琴教育雙碩士和鋼琴表演專業音樂藝術博士,現為澳門大學滿珍紀念書院導師。

在澳期間,劉氏活躍港澳的青年音樂比賽,於音樂比賽中獲得評判賞識,高中畢業後獲澳門基金會、澳門文化局、澳門高等教育辦公室,和教育暨青年局支持下前往美國繼續深造。赴美攻讀鋼琴表演和鋼琴教育碩士博士學位期間,劉氏以全額奬學金完成學業,並擔任密歇根州立大學和附屬社區學院的鋼琴助教和導師,負責本科和研究生的鋼琴教學。除此之外,劉氏也在海外獲得不少奬項和殊榮,如IreneRomanowski鋼琴奬學金,Mu Phi Epsilon音樂奬學金,College of Liberal Arts Kurdila奬學金,Robert Stofer音樂奬學金,戴頓市Chamber Music Society奬學金,萊特州立大學協奏曲比賽第二名,美國俄亥俄州音樂教師協會舉辦的鋼琴獨奏公開比賽青年組第三名,American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition鋼琴組優勝者等。於學士畢業時更獲校長頒發Presidential Commendation for Excellence奬項來表揚她的卓越成就。

劉氏多次舉行個人音樂會和慈善演出,她演出過的地方遍布歐美亞,包括美國 Carnegie Weills Hall, Schuster Hall, Troy Hayner Center, Cook Recital Hall, Hart Recital Hall, 西班牙的Teatro Jovellanos和Colegiate San Juan Bautist, 廈門鼓浪嶼音樂廳, 廣州星海音樂廳,澳門理工學院及澳門文化中心等。

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