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),為香港活躍胡琴演奏家。李氏現任香港演藝學院及香港教育大學二胡導師、一才鑼鼓客席樂師及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。李氏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、西樂改編作品及現代音樂。

李氏先後隨彭銳聲、霍世潔、余其偉、陳耀星及黃安源學習不同種類胡琴,並隨何文川學習指揮,就讀香港演藝學院期間獲頒多項獎學金,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,並於2010年獲香港國際胡琴團體展演邀請賽金獎。

2011年至2016年間,李氏任職香港音樂事務處助理音樂主任,擔任九龍青年中樂團指揮。李氏亦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,並以獨奏家的身份,與多位著名指揮家、作曲家合作,包括:與指揮夏飛雲及香港女青中樂團演出二胡協奏曲《紅梅隨想曲》(2012),多次與香港演藝學院中樂團合作擔任獨奏,包括與指揮朱昌耀演出二胡與樂隊《揚州小調》(2005)、與指揮何文川演出椰胡與樂隊《絲絲淚‧三疊愁》(2009)、與指揮及作曲家何占豪演出高胡協奏曲《梁山伯與祝英台》(2010)及與指揮洪俠演出高胡協奏曲《魚尾獅傳奇》(2014)。

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》。李氏又經常獲邀參與不同團體演出, 足跡遍及比利時、荷蘭、德國、奧地利、澳洲、新加坡以及中國大陸。李氏近期活動包括:2018年指揮香港女青中樂團及四擊頭敲擊樂團演出[擊 Strong Point]音樂會、擔任香港舞蹈團[紫玉成煙]舞蹈劇場現場音樂演出、參與香港亞青樂集[激越]多媒體音樂會,世界首演日本作曲家中野浩二作品《Spring  Beathes VII》及台灣作曲家陳玠如作品《驚變》、2019年擔任Festivalito de Tango en Hong Kong表演嘉賓、擔任香港聯校音樂大賽比賽評判、擔任香村音樂節表演嘉賓,香港首演英國作曲家Gabriel Prokofiev作品Three Pieces for Erhu & Piano: Five Steps, Off Piste & Lament2019-2020年間獲香港非物質文化遺產辦事處邀請,參與一才鑼鼓[南音遊記]香港巡演。

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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 and the Education University of Hong Kong, the resident conductor of Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra and 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 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 concertmaster of the Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra and HKAPA Chinese Orchestra. As a Huqin soloist, Lee has collaborated with well-known conductors and composers include: with the Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra and the conductor Xia Feiyun to perform the Erhu Concerto “Red Plum Capriccio” in 2012; Cooperated with the HKAPA Chinese Orchestra and the conductor Zhu Changyao to perform Erhu and Orchestra “Tune from Yangzhou" in 2005, with the conductor Ho Man-chuen to perform Yehu and Orchestra “Streaks of Tears and Threefold Sorrows” in 2009, with the conductor and composer He Zhanhao to perform the Gaohu Concerto “The Butterfly Lovers” in 2010, with the conductor Hong Xia to perform the Gaohu Concerto “The Legend of the Merlion” in 2014.

“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 has also been frequently invited to perform with different groups, and his performances have reached Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Australia, Singapore and China.

Lee’s recent activities include: In 2018, conducted the [Strong Point] concert with the HKYWCA Chinese Orchestra and the 4 Gig Heads Percussion Group; performed live music in [Waiting Heart] dance theatre of the Hong Kong Dance Company; Performed “Spring  Beathes VII”(World Premiere) composed by Koji Nakano(Japan),  “Nakano and Pien”(World Premiere) composed by Janet Jieru Chan(Taiwan) in [Innovation from Tradition] multimedia concert of the Asian Young Musicians’ Connection. In 2019, as a guest musician in Festivalito de Tango en Hong Kong; as a judge of the Hong Kong Joint School Music Competition; performed “Three Pieces for Erhu & Piano: Five Steps, Off Piste & Lament”(Hong Kong Premiere) composed by Gabriel Prokofiev(UK) in Fragrant Village Music Festival. In 2019-2020, invited by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office(Hong Kong), performing “Singing Nanyin as We Go” concert tour.

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