Accordion Troupe Hong Kong  
  

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樂團介紹 About Us

 

Accordion Troupe Hong Kong was founded in 1983 by Mr. Chau Pui-yin, the renowned accordionist, with an aim of popularizing and promoting accordion music. The ensemble performs at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and town halls in various districts with an assorted repertoire. Under the leadership of Mr. Chau Pui-yin, the ensemble explores new techniques and styles that preserve Western folk music style as well as Chinese musical expressiveness.

The ensemble has excellent achievements in the development and promotion of the accordion. It has performed over 400 concerts, conducted courses and participated in international accordion competitions and exchange tours. It has collaborated with many famous accordionists and conductors. Its ensemble repertoire includes Teufelstritt, L’Amour Est Bleu, El Campillo, Kindersinfonie, Die Italienerin in Algier, Atlantic-fox, My Heart Will Go On, The Final Countdown and Harmonika-Festouverture; while other critically acclaimed adapted works include Chinese Folk Song, The Masquerade, Reflection of the Moon on the Waters, The Train Dashing Through the Miao Mountain Camp, The Butterfly Lovers, Romance d ‘Amour, etc. The ensemble has repeatedly won awards for its repertoire which circulates around Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia and Mainland China.

The ensemble has performed with many famous pop singers at TVB anniversaries and appeared on television and radio with great popularity for the promotion of accordion music. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, it represented Hong Kong to tour Sichuan and was warmly welcomed by Mr. Henry Tang Ying-yen. It has performed in Mainland China many times and received extensive attention

香港手風琴藝術團於一九八三年由名手風琴演奏家周培賢先生創立,致力普及和推廣手風琴藝術。樂團多次於香港文化中心及各區大會堂演出,演奏不同類型的手風琴作品。在團長周培賢先生的帶領下,樂團對手風琴樂曲的演繹展現出嶄新的技巧與風格;整體上仍保留西洋民族色彩,而不減對中國音樂作品的表現力。

香港手風琴藝術團在推動手風琴藝術的發展上取得驕人的成績。樂團曾於近四百場演奏會演出,並經常開辦手風琴訓練班及參加世界各地的手風琴比賽及交流會。世界多位手風琴演奏家及指揮家曾經參與樂團的演出。樂團的合奏作品有《魔鬼身影》、《藍色的愛》、《野外行》、《玩具天地》、《意大利少女》、《大西洋狐狸》、《我們相愛到永遠》、《最後倒數時刻》及《敘琴》;樂團改編的作品有《豐收樂》、《探戈舞會》、《二泉映月》、《火車飛過苗山寨》、《梁山伯與祝英台》及《愛的浪漫曲》等,均獲得各界一致好評;部份作品更多次獲獎,在德國、美國、英國、瑞士、澳洲及中國內地廣泛流傳。

曾在TVB周年大型節目與多位名歌星合作表演,定期在電視台、電台介紹及推廣手風琴,深得市民喜愛,多次代表政府外出表演。

Our Music Director

Chau Pui-yin is a talented accordionist of Hong Kong with fascinating performing technique. Guy. Vivier, French accordion critic once remarked that Chau was a creative, individual, virtuosic, musical and top-ranked performer.

Chau founded the Accordion Troupe Hong Kong thirty years ago. It has performed over 400 concerts in performing venues of the LCSD on a regular basis. Besides performing, Chau has written and arranged a repertoire of around 100 works for accordion, amongst which The Train Dashing Through Miao Mountain Camp, The Butterfly Lovers, The Countryside, The Love of Yi Tribe and Tango Under the Blue Sky have been designated pieces for accordion examinations and concerts in many places.

Chau gives solo concerts in many countries around the world. He has adjudicated accordion competitions in Russia, in addition to singing contests and melodeon competitions in Hong Kong. Chau is the Champion of the 15th International Competition Accordion Society of Australia and has been awarded the “Outstanding Musician, U. S. A.” He was also named one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 1994”, “Man of the Year (1994)” in the United States in 1995 and the “Outstanding Professional, U. S. A. of the 20th Century”. Young accordionists from the Mainland come to Hong Kong for private tuition from Chau.

Chau is at present the Chief of the Accordion Troupe Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Folk Song Dance Company, the Deputy Leader of the International Society of Accordion, the Consultant of the Cultural Association of Music & Arts and a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong.

周培賢博士

本港手屈一指的手風琴演奏家周培賢博士以天賦的藝術才華,醉人的音樂技巧,將手風琴這門獨特的藝術提昇至嶄新的境界。法國手風琴評論家狄維維尼更稱讚周博士為「富有個性、創造性、技巧高超和樂感特強的卓越手風琴演奏家」。

周博士創立手風琴藝術團近三十年,定期在康樂及文化事務署場地表演近400場。除定期演出外,周博士亦創作和改編了近百多首手風琴樂曲,其中《火車飛過苗山寨》、《梁山伯與祝英台》、《鄉間》、《情迷小石鎮》、《意大利水城》、《法國遊樂場》、《崖上的波爾》及《藍天下探戈》,已成為多個國家在音樂考試和音樂會所採用之樂曲。

周博士定期到多個國家地區舉行個人演奏會,曾在俄羅斯及內地多個手風琴大賽擔任評判,亦經常擔任本港歌唱大賽、音樂大賽評委。周博士曾在1986年代表香港赴澳洲參加第十五屆國際手風琴大賽榮獲冠軍獎,同年榮獲美國世界傑出音樂家獎。1994被評選選為「香港十大傑出青年」、「美國風雲人物」及近期榮獲英國劍橋大學頒發「國際音樂家莫扎特成就獎(2011)」、「中國百名改革創新風雲人物2011」、「中華英才長城貢獻獎2011」另又獲得美國二十世紀專業人士傑出獎、並為美國名人協會永遠副總監。今年榮應加拿大特許理學院院士、美國林肯大學榮譽人文學博士。

周博士出生於貴州,移居香港三十年。經常為貴州牽線達橋;引資;捐款到貧困山區和地區修建學校達四十五所,近三萬山區小朋友入校學習。亦擔任貴州省政協第七、八、九屆委員及現任第十屆委員。更被香港政府獲邀委任:香港教育局學校

管理委員會成員、民政事務署分區委員會委員、電視及電台廣播諮詢小組成員。

今年八月將帶領香港手風琴藝術團赴首都北京應邀為國際手風琴大賽表演嘉賓及擔任評委。