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Evan Shallcross

Principal Second Violin

Evan Shallcross was born in the USA and was appointed Principal Second Violin of City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2016. Previously he performed with the Macao Orchestra, occasionally appearing as leader or soloist. He has performed extensively with professional ensembles in the USA, including the Minnesota Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Yale University School of Music. His teachers include Milan Vitek and Syoko Aki. Evan Shallcross has competed in the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition and the Mozart International Competitions. In 2004 he received the Interlochen Arts Camp Maddy Award for outstanding violinist, as well as various prizes resulting from his participation at the Interlochen Concerto Competition. He also received prizes from his participation in the Kenwood Symphony Masters Concerto Competition and the Aria Competition in Minneapolis. Parallel to his performing career, Evan Shallcross has cultivated a deep passion for music education, becoming a sought-after pedagogue for violin coaching and chamber music. In addition to music his interests extend to political and social sciences, economics, technology, philosophy, dance and photography.

邵意發

首席第二小提琴

邵意發生於美國,2016年獲香港城市室樂團委任為首席第二小提琴。此前為澳門樂團樂師,間中為該團擔任領奏及獨奏。他在美國參與多個專業樂團演出,包括明尼蘇達樂團及紐黑文交響樂團。邵意發畢業於奧伯連音樂學院,獲學士學位,之後於耶魯大學考獲碩士學位,先後師從維特克及安芸晶子。邵意發曾參加尼爾森國際小提琴大賽和莫扎特國際大賽。邵意發在2004年於恩特勞根藝術營獲頒「傑出小提琴手麥迪獎」,以及在恩特勞根協奏曲比賽、明尼阿波利斯市肯活交響曲大師之協奏曲與詠歎調比賽中,贏得合奏與獨奏表演的獎項。在發展演奏事業的同時,邵意發也熱衷於小提琴獨奏和室樂演奏等方面的音樂教育。除了音樂,他的興趣範圍也涵蓋政治學、社會學、經濟學、科技、哲學、舞蹈和攝影。