Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts Invitation to Music Su

Nancy Yuen, Head of Vocal Studies/HKAPA 阮妙芬, 演藝學院聲樂系主任

One of the most outstanding singers from Asia, Nancy Yuen made her debut upon graduation from the Royal Academy of Music, London, with the Welsh National Opera, singing the title role of Madama Butterfly to great critical acclaim. She has since reprised the role all over the world, notably with the English National Opera, Scottish Opera and West Australian Opera.

A celebrated recitalist and versatile concert artist, she performs regularly with major orchestras and choral societies. Her appearances have included performances with Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, Richard Armstrong and orchestras such as the London Mozart Players, BBC Concert Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Nancy regularly gives vocal masterclasses in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and many parts of China. She is a frequent guest as adjudicator for international competitions and music festivals. As a director of operas, she has staged full productions of Così fan tutte, The Merry Widow, Prima la Musica and excerpts from many different operas.

Nancy has been the Head of Vocal Studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts since March 2010. For her significant achievements and distinguished contributions to music, she has been elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2014, awarded “Friend of the Arts” by the Singapore National Arts Council and appointed as Professor by the HKAPA both in 2018.


  

阮妙芬是亞洲其中一位最卓著和最扣人心弦的女高音,她以優越的成績畢業於倫敦皇家音樂學院,畢業後即獲威爾斯國立歌劇團邀請作首個歌劇演出,並飾演《蝴蝶夫人》的主角,大獲好評,奠定了她在國際歌劇界的地位。此後,阮氏常被邀到世界各地演出此角,其中有英國國家歌劇團、北愛爾蘭歌劇團和西澳大利亞歌劇團等。

作為一位著名的歌唱家和音樂藝術家,阮妙芬經常與樂團和合唱團一起演出,她亦與多位國際著名音樂家如克里斯多夫.霍格伍德、查維爾.比諾克、理查.阿姆斯壯。與她合作過的交響樂團有倫敦莫札特樂團、英國廣播公司交響樂團、新加坡交響樂團和香港管弦樂團等。 在教育方面,阮妙芬曾到臺灣、馬來西亞、新加坡和中國等地教授大師班。阮氏曾執導之歌劇包括‧薩列裡的《音樂至上》、莫札特的《試情記》、《魔笛》選段、《風流寡婦》、《仲夏夜之夢》和《朱利奧.西薩爾》。

2010年3月起出任香港演藝學院聲樂系系主任,2014年獲頒皇家音樂學院院士以嘉許她對音樂的傑出貢獻,2018年獲新加坡國家藝術委員會頒發「藝術之友」榮銜及香港演藝學院頒予教授榮銜。