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Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra


Start Date

7th Aug 2016 3:00pm

End Date

7th Aug 2016 5:00pm

Arcadia Music Management presents

Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra

joined by members of the UTAS Conservatorium Orchestra

Lio KuokMan | conductor
Yu-Ting Chen | violin

Doming Lam | The Insect World II
Sergei Prokofiev | Violin concerto No.1 in D Major
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No.1 in G Minor, Op.13

3.00pm | Sunday 7 August 2016
Federation Concert Hall
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
1 Davey Street, Hobart

General Admission
Adults $30.00
Concession $25.00 (Pensioner/Senior/Healthcare/Student)
Child $24.00 (Under 16 years)
Family $86.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
(Internet booking fees apply)

Tickets available from Centertainment; 53 Elizabeth Mall, Hobart until 1.30pm Saturday 6 August.
Ticket sales at door from 2.00pm on the day of the concert

About the Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra
Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1997 by a group of music teachers and former players from the Macau Chamber Orchestra.

The orchestra has given more than a hundred public performances and strives to keep its initial objectives: to provide orchestral training and performing opportunities for the local youth, exchange their experiences, cultivate and promote their interests, as well as the standard in music appreciation and performance.

In 2007, the MYSO toured Australia and Singapore. This initiative, without precedent in Macau, posed significant challenges to the young musicians; however, the orchestra was able to successfully complete the tour. The music critic of the 4MBS Classic FM Radio (Queensland) thus described the concert in Brisbane: "On Friday 17 August [2007], a Brisbane audience was treated to a concert by the Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra as part of its Australian tour. First, we were privy to the exuberant warm-up session of this truly youthful orchestra. (…) After much applause, [the orchestra] launched into a vibrant encore of symphonically treated Chinese musical forms. All of the musicians clearly enjoyed performing this spirited piece, and the pentatonic enthusiasm of the violins set the entire audience alight with delight."

In 2008, under the baton of Music Director, Mr. Veiga Jardim and Mr. Martin Schebesta from the Vienna Opera House, the orchestra was chosen to participate at the "8th World Choral Festival Vienna & Salzburg 2008", becoming the first youth orchestra from China to perform with the Vienna Boys Choir at the Wiener Musikverein and the Salzburg Mozarteum.

In 2009, the orchestra completed its first China tour, successfully performing in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Donguan, Zhengzhou and Wuhan. In addition to its main objective of providing music education to the local youth, the orchestra prides itself on introducing many local talents to the audiences through two annual events: the orchestra's "Anniversary Concert" and the "New Generation".
Lio Kuokman, conductor, praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a "startling conducting talent", He has worked extensively as conductor in both the symphonic and operatic genres. Recently appointed Assistant Conductor for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Maestro Kuokman was also the top prize and audience prize winner in the June 2014 Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in Paris with an invitation of debut appearance with the Orchestra Philharmonic de Radio France in September 2014. Recent appearances have included in the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Taipei Philharmonic, the Macau Orchestra and so on. Throughout Asia and the U.S, his opera repertoire flourishes having conducted productions of Rigoletto, Turandot, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci. He has performed with members of Les Arts Florissants at New York's Lincoln Center and is a founding member and President of the Macau Chamber Music Association.

Presented by Arcadia Management

Supported by the University of Tasmania through the Conservatorium of Music