Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts Invitation to Music Su

Helen Cha 查海倫

Hailed as a “deeply expressive” pianist in Music and Vision, Helen Cha is the Music Director of Musica del Cuore and the Artist-In-Residence at Academia S. Pio X.

Cha has given concerts in USA, UK, Italy, Austria, Belarus, Moldova, South Korea and mainland China, collaborating with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Moldova National Chamber Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Ballet, and appeared at Fête de la Musique, Shenzhen Piano Music Festival, ISCM World Music Days, Le French May, HKS ArtisTree Residency, and the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. 

Cha was formerly Teaching Assistant at Eastman School of Music, and the Coordinator in Performance Studies and Lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Music. She has given workshops, lectures and masterclasses presented by local universities, Music Office (LCSD), EXCEL Summer Piano Festival (HKAPA), Hong Kong Professional Piano Education Academy, Hong Kong Piano Music Association, View Arts International, and the Hong Kong International Piano Performance and Education Conference. She serves as an adjudicator for local and international competitions, as well as juries at professional institutes. She is the presenter of “Chamber Fragrance”, “Debussy Recollection” and “Non-Stop Classics” on RTHK, and a featured performer in Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s Gold Record “This is Classical Music 3” (2014).

Entering the HKAPA Junior division at age 9, Cha became an awardee of Jockey Club Scholarship during college, and finished her Bachelor Degree with first class honours in 2005 under Gabriel Kwok. Subsequently, she earned the Performer’s Certificate, Masters respectively in Piano Performance and Theory Pedagogy, and her Doctorate of Musical Arts with Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music with highest academic achievements, and was appointed the Master and Doctorate Marshals respectively in 2009 and 2010 by the Dean.


  

查海倫

備受英國樂評《音樂與視覺》讚揚其“表演力深邃”的青年鋼琴家查海倫,九歲考入香港演藝學院青少年音樂課程,跟隨潘德老師學習。早於2003年,她以優異成績成為首位獲英國皇家音樂學院頒發演奏院士文憑的香港學生。同年獲香港賽馬會獎學金攻讀鋼琴演奏,並於2005年以一等榮譽畢業於香港演藝學院鍵盤系,師承郭嘉特教授。及後獲香港賽馬會音樂及舞蹈信託基金獎學金,於美國伊斯曼音樂學院完成演奏家證書、鋼琴演奏與樂理教學雙碩士及音樂藝術博士學位,師承鋼琴教育家 特魯 (Nelita True) 教授,並以最高學術成績畢業,分別於2009及2010年獲選為首席碩士及首席博士生。

查氏曾於美國、英國、意大利、白俄羅斯、摩爾多瓦、南韓和中國大陸演奏及參與各類型的音樂藝術節,包括法國音樂人日、國際現代音樂節、法國五月節、深圳鋼琴節、香港小交ArtisTree駐場計劃,以及香港國際室樂節等。

查氏從二十二歲起執教於大專院校,先後擔任美國伊斯曼音樂學院視唱科助教,特魯教授之教學助理,以及香港浸會大學音樂系講師及演奏科統籌。她曾獲音樂事務處、香港鋼琴音樂協會、香港鋼琴教育專業學院、國際匯藝及香港演藝學院暑期鋼琴節邀請,於中、港、澳主持公開講座、工作坊和大師班。她為首三屆香港鋼琴演奏及教育論壇的嘉賓,亦擔任過香港電台第四台節目《寫意室樂》、《德布西印象》及《美樂無休》的主持人,並曾為北京國家大劇院之「中外合唱新聲」音樂會擔任解說,並由北京衛視現場錄影製作。2014年,她應香港小交響樂團邀請,為唱片《就是古典音樂 3》作現場灌錄。

查氏現為《樂 • 心》演奏會系列音樂總監,以及聖庇護十世音樂學院駐校藝術家。