Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts Invitation to Music Su

Felix Ungar, Viola Faculty/HKAPA 昂錦猶 演藝學院中提琴導師

American violist Felix Ungar has performed as soloist and chamber musician at concert halls around the world. Recent recital engagements at Lee Hysan Hall, Musica Del Cuore Series, and Guangzhou Arts Centre have featured Bach and Telemann on baroque viola, Brahms and Hindemith sonatas, and works by Berio, Bunch, Tower, Ligeti, and Kurtág. Ungar has given masterclasses and lectures at the Shanghai Conservatory, Guangdong Viola Society, International Viola Congress in Wellington, New Zealand School of Music, Rotterdam, Holland, Dragonfly Music Festival in Tianjin, China, the Jakarta Music Foundation, American Viola Society Festival at Oberlin, Taipei National University of the Arts, Cleveland Institute of Music, and on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. He has performed at music festivals including Prussia Cove, Prades, Recontres Musicales at Menuhin Academie, Altensteig, Cervantino, Niagara, Kneisel Hall, Music Academy of the West at Santa Barbara, Banff, Sion, Orford, Weathersfield, Bad-Leonfelden, and Bowdoin, among others. Ungar holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. In conjunction with his undergraduate studies, Ungar also received a double-minor in East Asian Studies (Chinese History focus) and Mandarin from Case Western Reserve University.


Ungar’s principal teachers were Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey, Carol Rodland, Donald McInnes, and studied in courses with Ruth Killius, Kim Kashkashian, and Thomas Riebl. A winner of many prizes and scholarships, Ungar spent one year in Taiwan commissioning and premiering nine works for viola and studying viola pedagogy as a Fulbright Scholar. Ungar teaches in the Senior and Junior programmes at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and is an Artist-Teacher and Lecturer at HKBU. 


  

美國中提琴家昂錦猶博士,曾被邀請到世界各地演出與交流,並多次擔任獨奏和合奏嘉賓。近期的演出包括中文大學利希慎音樂廳,Musica Del Cuore, 以及廣州藝術中心之獨奏音樂會。今年六月,昂氐更被邀請到紐西蘭與管弦樂團演出兩首協奏曲。


昂博士經常到不同地方給大師班和演講。更期包括去年底,於荷蘭鹿特丹舉行的國際中提琴節,擔任演出嘉賓及大師班教授。去年中,他在中國天津舉行的蜻蜓國際弦樂藝術節擔任中提琴教授。其他的包括上海音樂學院,廣東中提琴協會,國立台北藝術大學,美國柯布連音樂學院舉辦的中提琴協會,克里夫蘭音樂學院,以及代表美國國務院舉行演講。他曾經參與及亮相於多個國際音樂節,包括美國、加拿大、英國、德國、法國、瑞士及奧地利等國家所舉辦的。


昂氏於美國著名的伊士曼音樂學院完成博士學位,於另一著名的美國克里夫蘭音樂學院獲得學士碩士學位,同時也美國凱斯西儲大學修讀中國歷史並學習普通話。


昂氏曾獲多個獎項和奬學金,他是其中獲得富權威性的福布萊特學術交流基金的表表者之一。此獎學金讓他到中國台灣交流。那一年,他首演了當地作曲家寫的九首中提琴新作品。


昂氏目前任教於香港演藝學院,並在香港浸會大學擔任弦樂系講師及中提琴教授。