Biography | 簡介
Modern and Baroque flutist:
TSANG Yat Ho is one of the first baroque flutists from Hong Kong. He is now an active freelance flutist performing regularly in the Netherlands and Hong Kong. He has performed in concert halls such as The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The Santa Cecilia Hall in Rome, De Doelen in Rotterdam, and in cities such as Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai.
Performing as a baroque flutist, Yat-ho has worked with: De Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht under the direction of Johannes Leertouwer; Ensemble Genesis under the direction of Masato Suzuki; baroque ensemble of the Amsterdam Western Church (Westerkerk) - ‘t Cabinet; Die Konzertisten and Cammer Musicus; Hong Kong SingFest; and Early Music Society of Hong Kong.
Performing as a modern flutist, Yat-ho appeared as a soloist and principal flute with various orchestras. In 2012, he was selected to join the Dutch National Student Orchestra and toured around the Netherlands and Rome under the baton of Lucas Vis. In 2016, Yat-ho performed Jacques Ibert’s Flute Concerto with CUHK Chung Chi Wind Orchestra as a soloist. With his ongoing interest in contemporary music, Yat-ho has collaborated and performed new works by young composers with members of renown Dutch contemporary music groups Nieuw Ensemble and Atlas Ensemble.
In 2018, Yat-ho curated his first multi-media baroque concert - Song is Being in Hong Kong, combining live music performance, poetry and storytelling into one well-balanced concert. After the huge success of the premiere, two reruns had been performed during Prism Chamber Music Festival 2018 in Hong Kong; and during Musica Antiqua Takamatsu 2019 in Takamatsu Japan with support from Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In Oct 2019, Song is Being premiered its second programme with storytelling - All that was near is now distant.
Yat-ho is now studying a a master degree in Baroque Flute Performance in Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main under Karl Kaiser. He has participated in baroque flute masterclasses given by Barthold Kuijken, Marc Hantaï, Frank Theuns, Jed Wentz and Patrick Beuckels. He received his Bachelor in Baroque Flute Performance at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under renown historical flutist Marten Root; Bachelor in Modern Flute Performance at the same institution under Harrie Starreveld - leading specialist in contemporary flute music; Bachelor of Arts in Western Music at The Chinese University of Hong Kong under former principal flute of Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Izaskun Erdocia Uranga.
逸豪定期受邀以巴洛克長笛演奏家的身份參與世界各地的演出，他合作過的團體包括：由Johannes Leertouwer 帶領的De Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht; Masato Suzuki帶領的日本樂團Ensemble Genesis; 阿姆斯特丹西教堂(Westerkerk)的古樂團’t Kabinet; 香港的樂團Die Konzertisten及Cammer Musicus; 香港聲蜚合唱節樂團及香港早期音樂協會。
逸豪熱衷於現代長笛及現代音樂演奏，經常以獨奏者及首席長笛身份參與各樂團的演出。2012年，逸豪獲選加入荷蘭指揮家Lucas Vis 帶領的Dutch National Student Orchestra ，於荷蘭全國及羅馬作巡迥演出。2016年，逸豪受邀以獨奏者身份與香港中文大學崇基管樂團演出Jacques Ibert 的長笛協奏曲。逸豪亦曾與著名荷蘭現代音樂樂團Nieuw Ensemble 及Atlas Ensemble 的成員合作首演多首現代音樂作品。
2018年，逸豪在香港策展了他首個多媒體巴洛克音樂會 -《念茲在茲Song is Being》，將現場音樂演奏、詩歌及故事叙述結合於一場完整的音樂會中。《念》備受好評，期後兩度載譽重演，先後於香港《棱》室樂節2018，以及獲得香港藝術發展局資助，於2019年2月在日本高松市《高松國際古樂祭》參演。2019年10月Song is Being 演出第二個結合故事叙述及音樂演奏的音樂會 - 《原既遠亦近 All that was near is now distant》
逸豪現正於德國法蘭克福音樂與表演藝術學院跟隨Karl Kaiser 老師修讀巴洛長笛演奏碩士課程。他曾經參加過Barthold Kujiken, Marc Hantaï, Frank Theuns, Jed Wentz 及 Patrick Beuckels的巴洛克長笛大師班。逸豪畢業於荷蘭阿姆斯特丹音樂學院，分別獲受巴洛克長笛演奏學士、現代長笛演奏學士，以及香港中文大學音樂文學士學位，師承著名古長笛演奏家Marten Root 、著名現代音樂長笛演奏家Harrie Starreveld 及前香港小交響樂團長笛首席Izaskun Erdocia Uranga。
Yat-ho started his practice as an autodidact photographer in 2013. Yat-ho is known for his portraits of classical musicians, as well as his photos of concerts, theatres and other performing arts.
Yat Ho has made portraits for many musicians and artists in Europe and Hong Kong. He has been the concert photographer for the famous baroque orchestra Bach Collegium Japan for multiple occasions, and as the main photographer of various music festivals such as Chofu International Music Festival organised by Chofu City in Tokyo, Open Recorder Days Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Prism Chamber Music Festival in Hong Kong.
His works appear on many CD covers, various websites, magazines, newspapers in Europe, the U.S.A., Japan and Hong Kong. His interviews have been featured in and published by photography company Lomography. He had been awarded a Merit prize in 44th Hong Kong Arts Festival "Creativity In Action..." Photography Campaign. He was later invited to give a workshop for Young Friends of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, sharing his views and experience on portrait and performing arts photography with young people.
除了為音樂家及藝術家拍攝人像外，逸豪亦曾多次受邀到日本為著名古樂團 Bach Collegium Japan 拍攝他們的音樂會，以及於東京調布市舉辦的《調布国際音楽祭》、荷蘭的《Open Recorder Days Amsterdam》音樂節以及香港的《棱》室樂節擔任特約攝影師。
Education & Certification
Master in Baroque Flute Performance
Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main
Bachelor in Baroque Flute Performance
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Bachelor in Modern Flute Performance
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Bachelor of Arts in Western Music
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Izaskun Erdocia Uranga
LRSM in Flute Performance (Distinction)
Grade 8 in Recorder (Distinction)
Izaskun Erdocia Uranga
LRSM 長笛演奏文憑 (優異)
8 級木笛演奏文憑 (優異)
More about Yat-ho:
Yat-ho likes to obsersve and to listen.
Yat-ho studied and lived in Amsterdam for 5 years. It taught him how to enjoy the rain, especially the music it makes.
Yat-ho discovered the world of classical music through the flute in his 10s, and the joy of photography in his 20s. He has no idea what other art forms he will fall in love with in his 30s. Yet one thing is for sure, he will still be making music and photos.
Yat-ho still remembers the music the first time he ever played together with other classmates in a wind band, and that he had to stop playing his part for a few bars because he was too happy, and he could not manage to play the flute while he was smiling. (and he still cannot.) Since then, he understands why all flutists look sad while playing.
Yat-ho loves J.S. Bach's music. He thinks it is an encyclopaedia containing everything and it is a perfect marriage of human intelligence and emotions.
Yat-ho also thinks Mathematics is perfect and beautiful.
Yat-ho shares the same birth date with Leonardo da Vinci, but it is not the reason why he admires da Vinci.
逸豪與達文西(Leonardo da Vinci)同月同日生，但這並非他欣賞達文西的原因。