July 2015, Live at Hong Kong City Hall Theatre.
LCSD - Our Music Talents
Photo by Kurt Chan.
Romer String Quartet (羅曼四重奏)
Named after the Romer's Tree Frog endemic to Hong Kong, the Romer String Quartet is a genuinely local ensemble formed by four musicians all born and raised in Hong Kong. The quartet has been recognised locally and abroad as one of the most active string quartets in town since its debut in 2013.
Romer String Quartet has toured Asia and the United States to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York, Toppan Hall in Tokyo, Shanghai Concert Hall, Sabah Art Gallery in Malaysia, Eastman School of Music in USA and Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. It has performed at festivals including Hong Kong Art Festival, Hong Kong World Cultures Festival, Hong Kong Freespace Fest, and Taiwan Hong Kong Week, and has also taken part in various local and overseas projects engaged by the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Radio Television Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Hong Kong Composers' Guild, Hong Kong Art Museum, Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts, Vantage Music, and Premiere Performances of Hong Kong.
The quartet enjoys many cross-genre performances in collaboration with artists ranging from dancers, choreographers, multimedia artists, and storytellers to indie rock bands. As part of a multimedia project titled 'Muted Situations', Romer performed in a pre-recorded video which featured in the Asia Triennial Manchester in the UK, Hong Kong Art Basel, and the Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival. Romer also frequently works with both established and young composers to give world-premieres of many commissioned works. It is featured in the recently-released CD by composer Austin Yip,“Eurydice: Ballet de la Nuit”.
Romer String Quartet is dedicated to promoting chamber music to the younger generations in Hong Kong and Asia. It is currently the Quartet in Residence of Premiere Performances of Hong Kong. As teaching artists, Romer String Quartet was the Ensemble-in-Residence of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014-15; previous residencies included the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble's 'Modern Academy' and the Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra. It has given masterclasses and workshops at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Kota Kinabalu String Music Festival. The quartet was invited as a jury member and guest performer at the Hong Kong 'New Generation 2014 Concert' composition competition. It also provided free educational workshops and concerts to children through a 5-year partnership with the Hong Kong Playground Association.
過去羅曼多次世界首演當代作曲家的委約作品，演出曾收錄於專輯《Eurydice: Ballet de la Nuit》。又與不同界別的藝術家，如舞蹈家、編舞家、詩人、獨立搖滾樂隊、電子多媒體藝術家等合作。當中錄製的《消音狀況》更於英國曼徹斯特亞洲藝術三年展、香港巴塞爾藝術展及香港新視野藝術節中展出。