香港兒童交響樂團
Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra


隨著香港文化蓬勃發展,音樂界也起了一股年青動力。當幼苗得到高質素的音樂教育,就會茁壯成長,成為香港未來的動力。葉惠康博士就是憑著這個信念,於一九九六年成立了香港兒童交響樂團,團員的年齡由七歲至十八歲,全部經過高度競爭的公開面試招考回來,聯同指揮家葉詠詩一起培訓。1997年,樂團成功舉行了成立音樂會,自此每年均會得到康樂及文化事務署主辦舉行音樂會,屢次贏得熱烈讚賞。歷年與樂團合作過的青年音樂家包括陸威、楊天媧、楊曉宇、沈文裕、張昊辰、唐韻、黃蔚然、黃蒙拉等,均在國際比賽中奪魁或在演奏領域出類拔萃的年青人。近年樂團更邀得薛偉、卡素文、李傳韻、陳曦、周松偉、周松輝及朱亦兵幾位頂尖音樂家與樂團合作演出。

自2001年起,樂團每年都會到不同的國家巡迴演出、交流和參加由當地主辦的節慶,先後到過曼谷、吉隆坡、新加坡、美洲西岸各大城市、北美洲以及巡迴內地七大城市,廣受好評,尤以在紐約林肯中心的演出被譽為「不可思議」的團體。2011年夏天樂團在德國及奧國體驗歐洲文化,並在匈牙利李斯特音樂學院指揮及維也納兒童合唱團藝術總監的大師班指導下體驗歐洲的演奏風格。

2012年暑假,樂團應駐澳紐的香港經濟貿易辦事處邀請到澳洲及紐西蘭作巡迴演出兩週,作為香港回歸祖國十五週年紀念活動之一。樂團在兩地有七場公開演出,也有機會參與由悉尼交響樂團舉辦的大師班。該行的最後兩場音樂會分別於紐西蘭奧克蘭及威靈頓國會會議期間演出,受到市長及議員們的極大歡迎。

2015年暑假,葉博士帶領樂團到美國洛杉磯、台灣高雄市、奧地利及斯洛伐克交流及演出。在二十九天的行程裡,樂團與高雄市交響樂團附設青少年管弦樂團合作演出,亦與維也納兒童合唱團互相交流。在維亞納兒童合唱團指揮曾智斌的指導下獲益良多,令團員增加了不少國際視野。

2016年暑假,樂團到上海、青島、天津、北京、武漢五個城市舉行巡迴演出及交流活動,作為樂團成立二十周年的慶祝活動之一,並獲選為香港電台第四台2016年十大樂聞之一。樂團的大部分小提琴手已考獲國際認可的證書,包括英國皇家音樂學院和聖三一音樂學院的LRSM、Dip.ABRSM、FTCL、LTCL、ATCL等演奏文憑,因此樂團的水平在過去幾年不斷提升。

City's top youth orchestra...

OLIVER CHOU South China Morning Post

Dr. Yip Wai-hong established the Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra (HKCSO) in 1996. Members age 7 to 18 were recruited through highly competitive open auditions and had the opportunity to learn under the baton of Maestro Yip Wing-Sie. Throughout the years, HKCSO has presented prestigious soloists and international competition winners such as Lu Wei, Yang Tianwa, Yang Xiaoyu, Shen Wenyu, Zhang Haochen, Tang Yun, Wong Wai-yin, Mengla Huang and Angela Cheng. In recent years, HKCSO members also have the privilege to perform with renowned musicians Xue Wei, Charles Castleman, Chuanyun Li, Chen Xi, Alan Chow, Alvin Chow and Chu Yi Bing.

Besides performing in Hong Kong, HKCSO has been mesmerizing audiences all over the world since 2001 through concert tours and exchange programs in places which include Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. and seven different metropolises in the Mainland China. After the performance in Lincoln Centre, New York, HKCSO was hailed as 'An Incredible Orchestra'. In the summer of 2011, HKCSO participated in a cultural exchange program in Germany and Austria, which members gained most valuable performance experiences through master classes given by the director of the Vienna Boys' Choir and conductor of the Hungarian Liszt School of Music.

In the summer of 2012, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office presented HKCSO in a concert tour of seven concerts in Australia and New Zealand celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Hong Kong handover. Members participated in master classes given by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. The Mayor and congressmen also attended the last two performances presented in Auckland and the Parliament House of Wellington.

In the summer of 2015, Dr. Yip led HKCSO in a 29-day tour in Los Angeles in the United States, Kaohsiung in Taiwan, Austria and Slovakia. HKCSO performed side by side with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra and was coached by the conductor of the Vienna Boys' Choir Jimmy Chiang.

In the summer of 2016, the orchestra celebrated its 20th anniversary, Dr. Yip Wai-hong led a five-city concert and exchange tour across Shanghai, Qingdao, Tianjin, Beijing and Wuhan. The concert tour was elected as one of the RTHK Radio 4 Top 10 Music Headlines of 2016. Opportunities like these have broadened our members' vision exponentially. Most of the HKCSO violinists are of very high standard and are holders of professional performance diplomas such as LRSM, Dip. ABRSM, FTCL, LTCL and ATCL.

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  • 電話 Phone:
    (852) 2317-0681
  • 電郵 Email:
    hkcso96@gmail.com
  • 地址 Address:
    香港佐敦廟街292號華志大廈一樓
    1/F Wah Chi Mansion,
    292 Temple Street, Jordan, HK