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Heidi Li Quartet - Make Music Hong Kong! 2022 (Music Festival) - EVENTO GRATUITO

Data:

19/06/2022


Heidi Li Quartet - Make Music Hong Kong! 2022 (Music Festival) - EVENTO GRATUITO

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Inspired by France's Fête de la Musique (World Music Day), inaugurated in 1982, which takes place in more than 750 cities in 120 countries on 21 June and celebrates the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, Make Music Hong Kong! welcomes its fifth edition in 2022 on Sunday June 19th.

It is a free music event open to both amateurs and professional performers, with several stages, workshops, screenings and round tables. Music will be celebrated for all!

More information: Make Music Hong Kong!  /  Heidi Li Quartet

 

At this edition of Make Music Hong Kong! the Italian Cultural Institute will present:

 

HEIDI LI QUARTET

From regional folk songs in various Italian dialects, to songs by icons such as Mina and Battisti...Hong Kong born Italy trained Jazz vocalist Heidi Li will bring you on a journey in Italy through music, together with pianist Bowen Li, bassist Justin Siu and Drummer Samuel Chan.

 

Heidi Li: Vocals

Heidi Li is a Hong Kong born Italy trained Jazz vocalist, singing teacher and composer. She grew up with a Cantonese opera background under her parents’ influence. After having lived in Canada, the UK and France, she had been living in Italy for more than 8 years, where she completed a degree in Vocal Jazz Performance at Siena Jazz University. With her thesis titled “Xiqu meets Jazz: The possibilities of incorporating musical structures and expressions of Cantonese Opera in Jazz”, she graduated with the full marks of 110.

With her project “Heidi Sings Italian Dialects”, she was invited by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to sing at the 2016 States General of the Italian Language in the World in Florence. In 2022, with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute Hong Kong & Macau, she recorded and published a new album of the same project. In recent years she continues to perform, produce and teach across Europe and Asia in a variety of events such as the Italian National Day Concert (HK), Hangzhou Jazz On the Lake Festival (CN), and Salento Film Festival (IT) and Freespace Jazz Festival (HK).

 

Bowen Li Tsz-wo: Piano

Bowen Li is a jazz pianist and composer. He graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, majored in jazz performance and composition.

During his time in the UK, Li performed with various groups as a jazz pianist. With the Traditional Jazz Ensemble on the main show of renowned jazz venue Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, and led his own group and as a sideman performing in jazz venues such as the Vortex, Olivers, Blackheath Halls, The Crown, Up the Creek, Buster Mantis...

Li composes music for solo instruments and small to medium ensembles, with settings ranging from pop, rock, funk to traditional and contemporary jazz music. He led his own group Jack Fish, Bowen Li’s Quartet to perform his original music.

 

Justin Siu:Double bass

Justin Siu is a multi-disciplinary musician. While he obtained his M.A. in computer science from the University of Cambridge, ironically under a music award, his real pursuit for music did not begin until he picked up the double bass. His new course soon brought him acclaim as a jazz bassist, having collaborated with many renowned local and foreign jazz artists, and paved the way for his pioneering vision of creative projects.

 

Samuel Chan:Drums

Samuel Chan graduated from Hong Kong Education University as the first jazz major student in the programme under the guidance of local jazz guru Ted Lo. After his graduation from HKEdU, he moved to New York City and earned a merit scholarship to attend the prestigious Drummers Collective. Since his return in 2016, Samuel has become one of the most in-demand drummers in Hong Kong. He had been frequently invited to perform with Local Jazz icons Eugene Pao, Ted Lo and Teriver Cheung, as well as internationally renowned artists such as Eric Marienthal, Barry Finnerty, Dayna Stephens and Sam Minaie.

 

Informazioni

Data: Dom 19 Giu 2022

Orario: Dalle 16:00 alle 16:30

Organizzato da : Alliance Française de Hong Kong / Consulate General of France in Hong Kong / European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macau

In collaborazione con : Italian Cultural Institute / European countries’ Consulates or Institutions

Ingresso : Libero


Luogo:

The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

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