HKGE Introduction

The Hong Kong Guitar Ensemble since 1987


The Hong Kong Guitar Ensemble (HKGE) was established by John Kam in 1987. We are registered as a non-profit art educational unit. We aim at providing music learning opportunities and background for the next generation; to improve our members’ musicianship, performing skills and promote classical guitar music to the general public. In the past two decades, we have regularly performed and toured around different major city/town halls, cultural centre and dominant tertiary educational institutes within Hong Kong.

Focusing on the mental and personal development for our members the slogan ‘IN MUSIC, WE TRUST’; we play a key role advocating our members a positive attitude and thinking to share our passion for music education. Our mission is to positively influence to our members and young new generation their lives by participating both in a cheerful life of music and musical life.

We have enjoyed a cooperative relationship with charity organizations such as ‘Lifeline Express’ to help the needy. We give performances, academic lecture tour, with music workshops within different charities or educational sectors in Hong Kong and Mainland China, especially to schools in the rural area; we provide tertiary students ‘Industry Attachment’; we promote and support varies local arts culture functions organized by different organizations and mass medias like at the Peak, we gave educational Christmas Carol performance for seven continuously days. We support Art in MTR - "Living art" and attend cultural program of RTHK, TVB etc.. By presenting "Come-Together Concert" and exploring new direction in guitar performance, we provide opportunities to the general public to get in touch with different culture and the worldwide classical music.

There are around 30 members in our ensemble. The music we play ranges widely from serious classical music to folks and popular hit tunes. These years, we successfully co-operate and hold different music exchange programs, master classes and concerts with musicians all over the world, including Australia, Brazil, Britain, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and Vietnam. With the global network and by utilizing our core strength, we will always do our best and would like to cooperate with others by organizing charity function, educational concert and master class to benefit our young new generation.


Members


Jimmy Chan

Judy Chan

Sunny Chan

Kit Cheng

Annie Cheng

Winnie Cheng

Jenny Cheung

Nick Choy

Ellen Foo

Liliane Fung

Gabriel Fung

Alex Hon

Jack Kwok

Frederic Kwok

Ariel Liu

Perci Ma

Pamela Shek

Kiki Wan


‘Luckily this song wasn’t play in India … otherwise this stadium will get flooded'
……limsoontiongod (YouTube)

‘This ensemble played well, …… Would like to see your ensemble come to BC Canada.'
……Cybelle2006 (YouTube)

‘Beautiful, sort of pastoral, version. It's so nice,……'
……54markl (YouTube)

‘wow. classical style. like it. gambatte .'
……jeffnsy (YouTube)

‘Great, I love this music, brings joy and exciting'
……hensang (YouTube)

‘Performers of the Hong Kong Guitar Ensemble showed high discipline with rapt attention to their conductor and rendered superb technical executions for each piece. ….. onstage looking fresh and filled with inspiring enthusiasms which in turn captured the audience complete attention and held them fully mesmerized! The HKGE is truly inspiring!'
……Siew Chin Hew

‘it was indeed privileged to have HKGE visited us ….. It was a musical night ….. All who attended was truly amazed by the performance ….. You'll never know, one performance, just one, could sometimes change your life.'’'
…… ICOM

‘HKGE is truly a well-established and versatile ensemble of guitarists. ….. has all the makings of a distinctive musical group '
……Balraj Gopal

‘It was a wonderful performance at Singapore, Esplanade Library ….. Brilliant and cool, nice repertoire. Heartwarming.'
……Pay Peng Neo


香港結他合奏團 成立於1987



「香港結他合奏團」是一個政府註冊非牟利的藝術教育團體,由甘兆棠先生於一九八七年成立。我們的目的是為下一代提供一個學習音樂的機會和成長的平台;提升學員們的音樂素養及演奏技巧。我們以普及音樂教育、宣揚古典音樂和古典結他音樂為使命。過去的二十多年間,我們定期於香港各大小音樂演奏廳、文化會堂及各主要大學、中學和小學作公開演出及進行音樂教育活動。

「香港結他合奏團」十分重視學員們的個人素養和發展:「在音樂裡,我們相互信賴。」我們鼓勵及要求學員們要有積極態度、思想和行為,向大眾分享我們對音樂教育的熱誠和理念。我們幫助及教育缺乏資源發展的兒童,包括為他們免費提供樂器、相關的設備、教材、音樂課程和合奏訓練。每年,我們都舉辦十多場不同類型的結他音樂活動,用以實踐一個和諧互助、無分彼此的學習、交流及表演的平台,希望值此鼓勵學員們活出「生活音樂,音樂生活」的美麗人生。

同時,我們亦盡力支持及為不同的慈善團體作出貢獻,如「健康快車」和各弱勢社群。我們於內地,特別是偏遠山區學校及本港的各大小辦學團體作免費慈善演出、舉辦學術講座和工作坊;我們為大專學生提供實習機會;我們支持各大傳媒、公共機構推動本土文化藝術活動如於太平山頂凌宵閣進行連續七天的聖誕音樂分享表演及支持「地鐵車站藝術表演」和於香港電台、翡翠台的文化藝術節目上作嘉賓及作文藝推廣工作。我們希望提供更多機會,讓大眾認識古典音樂、體驗多國文化、不同形式的結他演奏和探索結他演奏嶄新的方向。

現時我們合奏團約有三十位團員。我們演奏的音樂類型很廣泛,包括嚴肅、輕鬆和耳熟能詳的古典音樂、民歌和流行樂小品。近年,我們成功與來自世界各地的音樂教育家、演奏家及辦學團體合作,舉行大小不同的音樂交流計劃、大師班及演奏會;其中包括有澳洲、巴西、英國、中國、捷克、芬蘭、法國、德國、荷蘭、冰島、意大利、日本、韓國、澳門、馬來西亞、墨西哥、挪威、新加坡、瑞典和越南等。隨著全球網絡的發展,我們將會全力量做到最好,並通過與各方團體和音樂家攜手舉辦慈善活動,教育音樂會和大師班,以造福我們年輕的新一代。

成員


Jimmy Chan

Judy Chan

Sunny Chan

Kit Cheng

Annie Cheng

Winnie Cheng

Jenny Cheung

Nick Choy

Ellen Foo

Liliane Fung

Gabriel Fung

Alex Hon

Jack Kwok

Frederic Kwok

Ariel Liu

Perci Ma

Pamela Shek

Kiki Wan


「要是合奏團在印度演奏此曲,必會引起很大的迴響。」
……limsoontiongod (YouTube)

「此合奏團演奏得十分之好 ..... 冀望你們能到加拿大卑詩省來表演。」
……Cybelle2006 (YouTube)

「優美,有點田園的氣息。很好,……」
……54markl (YouTube)

「哇。古典風格。喜歡它。堅持下去,做到最好。」
……jeffnsy (YouTube)

「太棒了,好喜歡這音樂,給人帶來歡悅和振奮。」
……hensang (YouTube)

「香港結他合奏團的樂手展示出高度的紀律性和合作性,整場演奏會全神貫注指揮的指示而做出高難度的技巧和展現精湛的技術。 ..... 精神抖擻,志氣高昂而深深吸引著現場觀眾!香港結他合奏團確實令人振奮!」
……Siew Chin Hew

「很榮幸能邀請香港結他合奏團到本校 ..... 一個充滿高質素音樂的晚上 ..... 演出令全部觀眾驚嘆不已,嘖嘖稱奇 ….. 你不會預計到一個演出,就那麼一個,或能改變你的一生。」
…… ICOM

「香港結他合奏團真是一個完善和展現多方面能力的合奏團 ..... 展現出與眾不同優秀合奏團的鮮明素質。」
……Balraj Gopal

「在新加坡濱海藝術中心圖書館的精彩演出 ..... 出色的選曲,華麗卓越的音樂,扣人心弦。」
……Pay Peng Neo

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