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Young guzheng artist Chan Tin-chi to perform in July
     Talented young guzheng artist Chan Tin-chi will demonstrate her superb skills by playing a variety of compositions in "Guzheng Concert by Chan Tin-chi" in July.
     The concert is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) as part of its "Our Music Talents" Series.
     The programme will include "In the Deep of the Night", "As the Wild Geese Fly South" (live five mode), "Mooring by the Maple Bridge at Night", "Blue Heaven Overture", "Journey through the Desert" and "As the Peacock Flies to the Southeast".
     Chan Tin-chi graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor's degree (with First Class Honours) and a Master of Music degree (with Distinction), majoring in guzheng under the supervision of National Class One Performer Xu Lingzi. Chan furthered her skills under the tutelage of many famous guzheng players. She also trained in Chaozhou music under Wang Peiyu, Lin Yingpin and Lin Jiheng; the butterfly zheng under Ning Lingjuan; konghou under Wu Lin; guqin (as minor) under Teo Kheng-chong; and piano under Cheung Tak-ming.

     Chan has won numerous awards in international competitions, including the Young Professional Group C Bronze Award at the 3rd "Dunhuang Cup" Chinese Guzheng Artistic Elite Show, the Gold Award in Young Professional Group at the 4th International Guzheng Competition and the National Gold Award at the 4th China Youth Arts Festival Guzheng Competition.
     Chan teaches at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and is one of the founders of the ensemble Gaudeamus Dunhuang. Chan has collaborated and performed with various organisations, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra, the Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra and the Hong Kong Professional Zheng Artistic Ensemble. In 2015, Chan was selected as one of the Young Music Makers by Radio Television Hong Kong.
      "Our Music Talents Series: Guzheng Concert by Chan Tin-chi" will be staged at 8pm on July 6 (Saturday) at the Theatre of Hong Kong City Hall. Tickets priced at $120 and $160 are now available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk). For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_786.html.

     Presented by the LCSD, the "Our Music Talents" Series nurtures and support local emerging artists and groups as well as provides them with performing opportunities, thus facilitating their development in performing arts.
Ends/Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Issued at HKT 11:00
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