Biography

光影01李家謙 Nero Lee


李家謙生於香港,畢業於香港演藝學院獲音樂碩士(雙主修二胡及高胡),為本地活躍胡琴演奏家、中樂指揮家。李氏現任一才鑼鼓客席樂師、香港演藝學院青少年音樂課程及香港教育大學二胡導師、香港女青中樂團常任指揮,並以自由身音樂人身分活躍於不同類型藝術活動。

李家謙自幼隨啟蒙老師彭銳聲學習二胡,2005年以優異成績考入香港演藝學院,隨余其偉與霍世潔雙主修高胡及二胡,並學習不同種類的胡琴;另隨何文川學習指揮技巧。在學期間,李氏多次獲頒發獎學金,包括「Music First / 李雲迪獎學金」、「演藝學院友誼社獎學金」,及兩度獲頒發「匯豐銀行獎學金」,多次遠赴北京隨陳耀星深造二胡演奏。李氏先後取得演藝文憑(音樂)及音樂學士(榮譽)學位,並在20105月於香港演藝學院音樂廳成功舉辦首個個人獨奏音樂會;同年榮獲香港國際胡琴團體展演邀請賽金獎。2013年,李氏再以優異成績考入香港演藝學院進修音樂碩士學位,隨余其偉與黃安源雙主修高胡及二胡,並在20165月於香港演藝學院音樂廳成功舉辦二胡與高胡碩士畢業演奏會。

作為胡琴演奏家,李家謙擁有豐富舞台經驗,曾任香港女青中樂團首席、香港演藝學院中樂團首席、香港胡琴藝術團成員。20072月及6月獲香港經濟貿易辦事處邀請,到比利時、荷蘭、德國、奧地利、新加坡進行演出及交流,並在多個音樂會中擔任獨奏。李氏以獨奏家的身份,與多位著名指揮家、作曲家包括夏飛雲、何文川、洪俠、何占豪、朱昌耀、吳華、蘇家威、梁智軒、中野浩二、陳玠如等合作,重要演出包括:20104月與指揮、作曲家何占豪及香港演藝學院中樂團合作,演出高胡協奏曲《梁山伯與祝英台》、201212月與指揮夏飛雲及香港女青中樂團合作,演出二胡協奏曲《紅梅隨想曲》、20147月與薩克斯管演奏家孫穎麟合辦兩場[光影歲月]音樂會、20161月舉辦兩場[李家謙與好友胡琴演奏會]。香港演藝學院音樂學院出版的《粵樂薪傳》唱片,收錄李氏演奏之二胡獨奏《流水行雲》及傳統粵樂《昭君怨》;《華韻新章》唱片,收錄其演奏之椰胡獨奏《絲絲淚三疊愁》。

2011年至2016年間,李家謙任職香港音樂事務處助理音樂主任(中樂),所教二胡學生於香港學校音樂節歷年獲獎無數,曾獲二胡初、中、高、深造組及高胡深造組所有獎項;在職期間擔任九龍青年中樂團指揮並參與多項本地演出。2016年李氏獲邀擔任香港女青中樂團常任指揮,並於20178月指揮香港女青中樂團及澳洲肇風中樂團在Melbourne Recital Centre – Elisabeth Murdoch Hall演出[雙韻迎雙慶]音樂會;20185月指揮香港女青中樂團及四擊頭敲擊樂圈在荃灣大會堂演奏廳演出[擊 Strong Point]音樂會。

李家謙演奏手法糅合現代與傳統,除了傳統中樂及粵樂南音,亦擅長演繹流行音樂、探戈音樂、西樂改編作品及現代音樂,近年亦組織李家謙師生胡琴,參與多項音樂活動。李氏近期參與演出包括:一才鑼鼓《南音遊記行到邊.唱到邊》展演計劃、Festivalito de Tango en Hong Kong 2019、香港亞青樂集《激越》多媒體音樂會及香港舞蹈團與桃花源粵劇工作舍《紫玉成煙》舞蹈劇場。

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Nero Lee Ka-him 


An active Erhu musician, Lee Ka-him was born in Hong Kong, and graduated with a Master of Music degree  (Double majoring Erhu and Gaohu) at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). Lee is currently erhu instructor of the HKAPA Junior Music Programme and the Education University of Hong Kong, guest musician of The Gong Strikes One. He is actively engaged in abundant art-related activities as an independent musician. Lee’s music distills the very essence from traditional and modern. Besides traditional Chinese music and Cantonese music Nanyin, Pop music, rearranged Western pieces, Modern music are all his specialty.

Lee studied various types of Huqin with Pang Yui-sing, Hou Shin-chieh, Yu Qiwei, Chen Yaoxing and Wong On-yuen, and advanced his profession in conducting through learning from Ho Man-chuen. He was a recipient of several scholarships while studying at the HKAPA, including Music First / Yundi Li Scholarship, The Society of APA Scholarship and The Hongkong Bank Foundation Hong Kong-Mainland Exchange Scholarships for twice, to advanced study Erhu from Chen Yaoxing in Beijing. He also won the gold award in Hong Kong 2010 – International Chinese Huqin Ensemble Exhibition Invitional.

Lee served as Assistant Music Officer (Chinese Music) of the Hong Kong Music Office and the conductor of the Kowloon Youth Chinese Orchestra from 2011 to 2016. Apart from being a member of the Hong Kong Art of Huqin, Lee has been appointed as the resident conductor of Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra, the concertmaster of the Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Chinese Orchestra. As a Huqin soloist, Lee has collaborated with well-known conductors and composers including Xia Feiyun, Ho Man-chuen, Hong Xia, He Zhanhao, Zhu Changyao, Wu Hua, to name a few. Important performances include: With the conductor Xia Feiyun and the HKYWCA Chinese Orchestra to perform the Erhu Concerto “Red Plum Capriccio” in 2012; With the conductor He Zhanhao and the HKAPA Chinese Orchestra to perform the Gaohu Concerto “The Butterfly Lovers” in 2010. “The Heritage of Cantonese Music" album published by the School of Music of HKAPA includes Lee’s erhu solo “Flowing Water with Drifting Clouds" and traditional Cantonese music “Zhaojun Yuan“; “A New Chapter of Chinese Musical Sounds" album including his performance of Yehu solo “Streaks of Tears and Threefold Sorrows”.

Lee also cooperated with different composers. Lee has premiered many compositions, including Fight in the Bamboo Forest(2014) by So Ka-wai, Midnight Ritual(2016) by Leung Chi-hin, Spring Breathes VII(2018) bt Koji Nakano and Pien(2018) by Janet Chen Jieru. Lee has also been frequently invited to perform with different groups, and his performances have reached Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Australia, Singapore and China.

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