Felix Yeung 楊欣諾

Music Director

Award-winning conductor Felix Yeung currently combines his office as Director of Music at St John’s Cathedral and Provincial Music Director of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. He is also Music Director Die Konzertisten, one of Hong Kong’s foremost chamber choirs. Felix was given the Award for Young Artist (Music) in 2015 by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He is also a 2015 recipient of Jebsen & Co. Choral Arts Youth Scholarship and the title ‘World Youth Choral Artist’, awarded by World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association. 

Music Director - Felix Yeung

Highlights from the previous season include serving as the choirmaster in the opera Dream of the Red Chamber by Bright Sheng, the finale performance of the 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival. He also prepared the choir for a performance of Bach’s St John Passion under the baton of revered Bach scholar John Butt. By an invitation from the famed Taiwanese conductor Chen Yun-Hung, he guest-conducted the Soochow University Alumni Choir in Taipei. 

Other notable performances with Die Konzertisten in the past include Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Fauré’s Requiem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, Howell’s Requiem, and Bruckner’s Mass in E minor. In Counterpoint Music Festival 2014, Felix led the choir to perform with the world-renowned countertenor, Iestyn Davies, who made his Asia debut. He also prepared the choir for an acclaimed performance of Handel’s Messiah in 2015. Led by British conductor Jonathan Cohen, the concert featured Hong Kong’s first-ever baroque orchestra, Cammer Musicus. Felix was chorusmaster for the Hong Kong Arts Festival Chorus in the dance-opera Iphigenia auf Tauris in 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival. 

Felix is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, where he obtained an MMus with distinction under the tutelage of conductors Patrick Russill and Paul Brough. He was awarded the Academy’s coveted premier prix, the DipRAM, for outstanding performance in his final recital, and has obtained the LRAM diploma in choral conducting pedagogy. Upon finishing his graduate studies, Felix became the first Pettman Organ Scholar at the London Oratory, and worked closely with the Oratory Junior Choir for all of their rehearsals and services, as well as assisting in the Oratory’s major Latin liturgies. Felix read music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he was also music director of the Hong Kong Youth Choir.

指揮楊欣諾屢獲殊榮。他現為香港聖公會教省及聖約翰座堂的音樂總監;也是香港最出色室內合唱團之一的Die Konzertisten的音樂總監。楊氏為2015香港藝術發展局「藝術新秀獎(音樂)」得主。同年,他獲頒「世界青少年合唱節-捷成洋行合唱藝術青年獎學金」,及由世界青少年合唱藝術家協會頒發「世界青少年合唱藝術家」頭銜。

過去一個樂季,楊氏在第45屆香港藝術節的閉幕節目、盛宗亮歌劇《紅樓夢》中擔任合唱指導。在他的準備下,巴赫學者畢特指揮 Die Konzertisten演出了巴赫《聖約翰受難曲》。楊氏又獲台灣指揮家陳雲紅邀請,到台北指揮東吳大學校友合唱團。

楊氏與Die Konzertisten的其他過去重要演出包括巴赫《聖馬太受難曲》,蒲賽爾《狄多與依尼亞斯》,布克斯特胡德《耶穌的軀體》,佛瑞《安魂曲》,《奇切斯特聖歌》,羅禮森《永恆之光》,賀維士《安魂曲》,及布魯克納《E小調彌撒曲》。2014年的「對‧弦」音樂節中,他帶領合唱團與著名假聲男高音戴維士演出,標誌著戴氏的的亞洲首演。合唱團於2015年演出韓德爾《彌賽亞》,大獲好評。該音樂會由英國指揮高恩帶領,聯同本港首隊古樂團Cammer Musicus合演。楊氏於第42屆香港藝術節翩娜‧包殊烏珀塔爾舞蹈劇場:《死而復生的伊菲格尼》中擔任合唱指導。

作為英國皇家音樂學院的傑出年輕校友,楊氏最近獲頒ARAM(Associate of the Royal Academy of Music)榮譽。他於學院隨Patrick Russill及Paul Brough學藝,以優異成績考獲音樂碩士學位,並以其畢業獨奏演出中的出色表現,獲頒學院最高榮譽的DipRAM名銜,又成功考獲LRAM合唱指揮教學文憑。畢業後,楊氏成為倫敦司鐸祈禱會聖堂首任佩特曼風琴學者,指揮司鐸祈禱會兒童合唱團,並為該堂的大型禮拜儀式演奏。楊欣諾畢業於香港中文大學音樂系,在學其間,他曾任香港新青年合唱團音樂總監。

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