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Amelia Chan

Violin (Concertmaster)

Amelia Chan was appointed Concertmaster of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2014. Prior to this she held a ten-year tenure as concertmaster of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in the USA. An experienced orchestral leader, Amelia Chan has worked under distinguished conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas, Manfred Huss, Sergiu Commissiona, Anton Coppola, Zdeněk Mácal, Jorge Mester, Julius Rudel and Gerard Schwartz. She has performed extensively with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and has collaborated as a chamber musician with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ying Quartet. Amelia Chan has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the USA including the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the International Virtuosi Orchestra, the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra and the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. She was the leader of the Montclaire String Quartet for ten years and has also performed at the Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival in New York, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and at the Costa Rica and Guatemala Music Festivals. Her performances have been broadcast on WQXR in New York, WQED in Pittsburgh, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, BBC Radio Scotland and RTHK Radio 4. Born in Hong Kong, Amelia Chan began her music education on the piano with her father John Chan and studied violin at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as part of the HKAPA's inaugural junior programme. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Mannes College The New School for Music, and both a Masters of Music degree and a Diploma in Professional Studies (Orchestral Programme) from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Her major teachers include Thomas Wang, Alice Waten, Albert Markov, Shirley Givens, Glenn Dicterow, and double bassist Julius Levine.

"Concertmaster Amelia Chan played with passion, acting as the vibrant soul of the ensemble" South China Morning Post (2015)

陳詩韻

小提琴 (首席)

香港城巿室樂團於2014年委任陳詩韻為首席。接任前,她擔任美國西維吉尼亞交響團的首席達十年之久,演出經驗豐富,曾在多位傑出指揮家如狄信湯瑪士、胡塞、哥美士安拿、柯普拉、馬察爾、麥斯特、勞杜、施瓦茲等指揮下帶領樂團演出;她亦不時與紐約愛樂樂團合作,又多次與維也納愛樂樂團、紐約愛樂樂團的樂師、應氏弦樂四重奏等作室樂演出。她曾在西維吉尼亞交響樂團、國際名家樂團、新阿姆斯特丹交響樂團、布魯克林交響樂團等在美國舉行的音樂會上擔任獨奏。過去十年,她是蒙特卡爾弦樂四重奏的第一小提琴手,又曾在紐約的古柏斯鎮室樂節、日本的太平洋音樂節、哥斯逹黎加音樂節、危地馬拉音樂節等獻藝,演出在紐約的WQXR電台、匹茨堡的WQED電台、西維吉尼亞公眾廣播站、英國廣播公司蘇格蘭電台、香港電台第四台等播放。陳詩韻在香港出生,初在父親陳柏賜指導下學習鋼琴,稍長在香港演藝學院習小提琴,並且是該學院新成立初級部時的其中一名學員,後畢業於紐約曼恩斯音樂學院,專攻小提琴演奏,獲音樂學士學位,繼而在紐約曼克頓音樂學院考取音樂碩士學位兼專業研究(管弦樂)文憑,師從汪酉三、韋登、馬可夫、紀芬絲、迪塔羅及低音大提琴家利文。

「樂團首席陳詩韻的演奏尤其突出,感情洋溢,是樂隊動人心魄的靈魂人物」《南華早報》