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Founder Clara Tsang

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Clara Tsang graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Music (Cello Performance). She studied under different cellists, including Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Cellist Richard Bamping and HKAPA Professor Ray Wang, and attended master classes of Pacific Music Orchestra Principal Cellist Timothy Landuer, Vienna Philharmonic Cellist Gerhard lberer and Berlin Philharmonic Orches­tra Cellist Martin Menking. She also learnt from world renowned professor Orlando Cole from Curtis Institute of Music, University of Texas Professor Bion Tsang, Thomas Gossenbacher from Switzerland, Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra Principal Cellist Artem Konstantinov and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Principal Cellist Ariel Barnes.

During her study period, she was already actively involved with a variety of musical projects, including working with choreographer and dancer Mui Cheuk-yin. As a CASH com­poser, she was involved with different projects, such as musicals, with artists and musicians, such as Jim Tsim Shui-Man. In 2000, Clara made a recording of Lalo’s concerto with RTHK. She has performed with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the New Philharmonic of Hong Kong, the Pan-Asia Symphony Orchestra, and the Macau Chamber Orchestra. She has played with the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra as the principle cellist.

She was invited to join the Pacific Music Festival (2005 ) in major cities such as Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Sapporo, with conductors Jun Märkl and Nello Santi. In 2012 she was invited by The Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific in Canada and played under the baton of Arthur Arnold. In 2008 she gave her first cello recital.

She has participated in numerous music videos, live shows and CD recordings for pop singers and music groups of different genres. Aside from Cello, Clara is a diversified musician and started playing Guzheng in 1986, and participated in a public concert at Yuen Long Town Hall in 1987 performing Zhantaifeng. Later in 1999, she appeared together with Angel Lam in a performance at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

Her passion in bringing music to as many people as possible has led her to establish Hong Kong Cellist Society in 2004, which comprised of an annual Hong Kong Cello Festival, Young Musicians Performance Program (YMPP), Cappuccino Moment and Forever Red Project. Forever Red project was established since September of 2012. It is a project where emerging and established artists alike come together purely to create exciting new combina­tions of music and art. The first recital under this project was Clara Tsang’s Cello Recital in September 2012, followed by “Deep Autumn” in December of the same year. Her latest recital was called “Forever Red the Shadow of Your Smile”, where jazz and classical came together.

In June 2013, Clara along with pianist Warren Lee will give us Brahms Addiction Duo Recital, playing Brahms’s two cello sonatas No. 1 in E minor Op.38 and No. 2 in F major Op.99, and also his cello sonata in D major Op. 78, transcribed from his G Major violin sonata.

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