Highlights of Vantage Vol. 7 No. 2 issue:
For this January issue we have:
– An interview (part 1) with Rustem Hayroudinoff, pianist and professor at Royal Academy of Music who shared with us his musical upbringing in the Soviet Union in the 80s.
-A conversation with pianist-composer Evelyn Chang on her newly published work, Children’s Fantasies.
– A dialogue with conductor Mark Forkgen, Music Director of Tonbridge School, who has kindly shared his experience on music and education.
-An article by Dr. Colin Huehns on his unique collection of historical instruments.
-Concert preview of the first two concerts of our upcoming Czech Concert Series- With a Clear Voice, Sound the Fiddle String.
Highlights of Vantage Vol. 7 No. 1 issue:
An interview with Cong Quartet who shared with us their ambition since their inception six years ago.
A dialogue with Nimrod Borenstein, foremost British – French- Israeli composer of our generation on his musical journey since childhood, discussion on his compositional process and also on his current project – the 24 Etudes with pianist Tra Nguyen
An article by Dr. Colin Huehns on his unique collection of some rarely performed string instruments.
A piece on Art and Culture by Pianist Tomasz Liz
Photo credits: Calvin Sit
Highlights of Vantage Vol. 6 No. 3 issue:
An interview with violinist and conductor Mr. Leung Kin Fung who shares with us his musical childhood, his decision on focusing to be orchestral musician early on and his experience of venturing into other aspects of music including chamber music, conducting and education.
A dialogue with British mezzo soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers by Kate Lowe from Royal Academy of Music.
Conversation with Professor Jeffery Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on Scotland’s national conservatoire of music, drama, dance, production, film and education.
An article by Dr Andrew Sutherland of Hong Kong Baptist University on his new book “Children in Opera”.
Highlights of Vantage Vol. 6 No. 2 issue:
An interview with Hong Kong leading Jazz Guitarist Eugene Pao. In addition to his path to success, he shares with us interesting stories about his recording albums for the past 30 years.
Conversation with David Woodcock, Music Director of Harrow School in the U.K.
Article on Opera in Pandemic where our US corespondent , Tamami Honma together with her fellow singers share with us the experience of how to create a virtual opera- Verdi’s La Traviata.
A piece on arts and music by pianist Tomasz Lis
Highlights of Vantage Vol. 6 No. 1 issue:
An interview with Conductor Lio Kuok Man about his musical journey since childhood.
A dialogue with William Lane, founder and artistic director of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble 香港創樂團 talking about his latest endeavours.
Articles on Art Song cycles and Folk Music of Hungary
Highlights of Vantage Vol. 5 No. 3 issue:
For this 2020 May issue:
An interview Erhu artist B Chan Pik Sum on revival of Guangdong music and tradition as the essence of Modern Music
Conversation with legendary pianist Leslie Howard about the life of Liszt
Articles on Chopin and Music in Tang Dynasty
Highlights of Vantage Vol. 5 No. 2 issue:
For this 2020 January issue:
An Interview with Tamami Honma – a prequel to her Beethoven project to celebrate the composer’s 250 anniversary.
Conversation with Gabriel Prokofiev on his innovative musical journey.
Composer Luis Andrei Cobo’s discoveries on film music.
Special thanks to Dr. Colin Huehns’s article on Qu Yuan‘s nine Songs.
Highlights of Vantage Vol. 5 No. 1 issue:
For this 2019 September issue we have
An Interview with maestro Dang Thai Son in June before his evening solo recital at Shenzhen Concert Hall.
Conversation with Russian-born British Composer Elena Langer on her musical journey and her new opera Beauty and Sadness
Pianist Andrew West shared his experience on accompanying English Songs.
Special thanks to Christopher Dyer, Music Director Sevenoaks School for contributing his views on music education.
Highlights of Vantage Vol. 4 No. 3 issue:
We are delighted to get to know more about Hong Kong foremost composer/pianist Kuok Julie. She was partnering with mezzo soprano Carol Lin and violist Ringo Chan for their concert “Metamorphosis”.
We visited violinist So-Ock Kim and her husband Steven Smith, co-Managing director of John & Arthur Beare in London and our readers will be able to understand more about the renowned fine string instrument experts.
Pianist Andrew West also shared his exciting musical journey with us.
Special thanks Dr. Colin Huehns for contributing an interesting article about arts and music on two poems from the Book of Songs, an important compilation of ancient Chinese poetry.
Highlights of Vantage Vol. 4 No. 2 issue:
Our long-awaited interview with legendary pianist Byron Janis and his wife Maria Janis will be released in this issue. Readers will enjoy their exclusive stories about Horowitz, Heifetz, and Chopin.
In September 2018, we met Taiwanese pianist Chun-Chieh Yen in Hong Kong. It was fascinating to get to know his musical journey so far and experience with his late teacher Vladimir Krainev.
Special thanks also to pianist Tomasz Lis for contributing an article once again.
Highlights of Vantage Vol. 4 No. 1 issue:
This time, we are very fortunate to be able to get to know three international artists across Europe, Asia and the US: conductor Jimmy Chiang in Vienna, harpsichordist Virginia Black in Hong Kong and pianist Daniil Trifonov in California.
Special thanks to Vantage’s US correspondent, pianist Tamami Honma and Vantage Music Artists for making all these happen.
Highlights of Vantage Vol. 3 No. 3 issue:
* An Interview with pianist, Kristian Chong
* Our US correspondent Tamami Honma’s article on Art and Music Part II
* A dialogue with Hong Kong’s foremost flautist Matthew Wu & his wife Monique Pong, founder of Music Children Foundation, to talk about their respective musical path
We are also excited that internationally-acclaimed pianist Tamami Honma has agreed to be Vantage’s US correspondent to create quality contents for our readers. In this issue, she has contributed an article on Art and Music.
Together with violinist Julian Brown, they altogether had an interesting conversation with violin virtuoso Maxim Vengerov on performing, conducting and the première of a violin concerto by Chinese composer Qigang Chen.
Seventh Issue – Sep 2017, Vol. 3 No. 1
- Interview with composer Fung Lam of HK Phil
- Dialogue with musicologist Professor Daniel Chua of HKU
- Analysis on Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier
- Patronage in Music and Arts
- Articles on musicians’ common injuries and prevention
- Snapshots of Vantage Music Artists’ New York Tour
Sixth Issue – May 2017, Vol. 2 No. 3
A cover story of one of the Hong Kong foremost singers, Carol Lin; An interview with cellist Professor Alan Harris Harris from Eastman School of Music as a prequel to his concert and masterclass in August in Hong Kong; An analysis on Bach’s play of dissonance and Articles on Shakespeare and Nietzsche.
Fifth Issue – Jan 2017, Vol. 2 No. 2
The January 2017 issue of Vantage presents a cover story on pianist Choi Sown-Le: A life in Music, together with an interview with his good friend Lau Siu-Ming on music and art. The Paris-based Thymos Quartet will also tell us more about their upcoming Tour in China.