21 June 2019
8:00 - 8:45 PM
Fringe Dairy @ Fringe Club
The TimeCrafters is a Hong Kong-based classical chamber music group. The group aims to nurture classical
music appreciation and rejuvenate classical chamber music performances. The TimeCrafters focuses on giving themed chamber concerts, and
often they collaborate with some of the most enthusiastic young musicians in town. Through light-hearted explanations and quality
performances, members are proud to provide an intimate, informative and cosy chamber music experience to the audience.
Members of The TimeCrafters graduated from world renowned conservatories, including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music. Members have collaborated with musicians such as Yoyo Ma, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Richard Bamping and Lio Kuokman; and serve as freelance players and core members for the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble respectively.
The TimeCrafters had already performed over 40 mini-concerts in which some were played in China. Among these mini-concerts, different areas of interests of music and art was covered - Bach’s Influence on other composers, Expressionist and Symbolism Music, Impressionist Composers’ thoughts, Neo-Classicism Music, Beethoven’s Life and Music, Schubert’s Music Circle, Music and Nature, Music and Poetry - their performances and ideas received great feedbacks from audiences. They also had out-reaching concerts arranged by the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Hong Kong West Kowloon Cultural District, HK Arts Museum, HK Arts Week and the XiangYuan Piano Museum as the TimeCrafters’ concerts successfully induce artistic interest to audiences and can benefit the society in nurturing classical music appreciation. Future concerts are also arranged by the University of HK, Chinese University of HK, Piano Island Festival, Budapest Liszt Ferenc Summer Week and Tai Kwun.
In Make Music, Hong Kong! 2019, The TimeCrafters focuses on classical Hungarian music with guests including Korean violist Ruda Lee, Hong Kong violinist graded from Vienna Samuel Au and professional Hong Kong horn player Andrew Au Yeung.