About Me

‘A compelling recital by a real musician’ ~Douglas Finch (Eminent British composer-pianist)

 

Pianist-composer Elena Chiu is a highly versatile and vibrant musician. Her adventurous composition pursuits are honed by performing a diverse repertoire at various international platforms. Her Tango won the Italy (Treviso) International Contemporary Music Competition in 2012. Elena was composer-in-residence of Dixie State University at Utah for the 2016 Cello Festival. In recent years, Elena has performed at main concert venues in England, including notable music festivals such as the BBC Proms and Aldeburgh Festival. During her time in London, she has been a pianist and composer for The Children’s International Voices of Enfield. Elena graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London with MMus piano performance and obtained her LRAM in distinction. She has recently completed her doctorate studies in composition at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, under the supervision of Professor Victor Chan. Elena received several awards during her studies, including the Composers and Authors Society Hong Kong Scholarship, King’s College London Hong Kong Foundation Scholarship, RAM Second-Study Scholarship, RAM Foundation Award, Christian Carpenter Recital Prize and David Gwilt Composition Prize. 

 

趙學文, 新一代鋼琴家兼作曲家。憑其全面的技巧和過人創意於國際比賽中屢獲殊榮憑其全面的技巧和過人創意於國際比賽中屢獲殊榮,曾獲意大利當代音樂 (2012年) 國際作曲比賽冠軍。 英國著名作曲家暨鋼琴家杜格拉斯‧菲泉稱許為「真正的音樂家」,盛讚其獨奏會「引人入勝」。 趙氏為美國迪克西州立大學2016年大提琴節的駐校作曲家。近年,先後於倫敦各大演湊廳演出,並獲邀於英國廣播公司的倫敦夏季逍遙音樂會和奧爾德堡音樂節中演出。在英國期間,趙氏擔任倫敦國際兒童合唱團駐團作曲家及鋼琴伴奏,並參與訓練工作。趙氏以優異成績於英國皇家音樂學院畢業,取得鋼琴演奏碩士及LRAM文憑,並剛於中文大學完成音樂作曲博士研究,師隨陳偉光教授。在學期間,趙氏一直獲頒獎學金,包括香港作曲家及作詞家聯會奬學金,倫敦國王學院香港基金獎學金,皇家音樂學院第二學位獎學金,皇家音樂學院基金會,獎克莉斯蒂安‧卡本達獨奏會獎以及紀‧大衛作曲獎 。 

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