Photo: Jacky Chee

From the left: Eric Yip, Kiann Chow, Kitty Cheung, Ringo Chan

左起:葉俊禧 周止善 張文蕊 陳敏聰

Photo: Kurt Chan

July 2015, Live at Hong Kong City Hall Theatre.

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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.

羅曼四重奏由四位香港土生土長的音樂家組成,以香港獨有的盧文氏樹蛙命名。2013年初首演後瞬即成為活躍於本港及海外的室內樂組合。

 

羅曼曾於美國紐約卡內基音樂廳、日本東京凸版音樂廳、上海音樂廳、馬來西亞沙巴美術館、美國伊士曼音樂學院、北京中央音樂學院等舉行專場音樂會。並應邀於香港藝術節、世界文化藝術節、西九龍自由野、台灣香港週、馬來西亞亞庇弦樂節等演出。其他演出邀請包括香港康樂及文化事務署、香港電台、香港小交響樂團、香港創樂團、香港作曲家聯會、香港藝術館、大館、及飛躍演奏香港等。

 

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。

羅曼四重奏熱衷推動本港及亞洲新一代的室內樂文化。四重奏現為飛躍演奏香港駐團四重奏。過往擔任過香港中文大學 2014-15年度駐校重奏、香港創樂團「現代學院」及香港兒童交響樂團之駐團四重奏等。羅曼曾於香港教育學院、澳門理工學院及馬來西亞亞庇弦樂節中教授室內樂演奏,又應邀於「音樂新一代2014音樂會」中擔任演出嘉賓及評選委員會成員,演繹和選拔本地年輕作曲家的優秀新作品。羅曼致力服務社區,成立後一直與香港遊樂場協會保持長達五年之合作,定期義務向兒童提供免費的音樂工作坊及演出。

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