Concert Details
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Matthew Lau
The World Music Ensemble

Experimental Series is a new platform for young musicians interested in exploring new possibilities in musical forms, musical language, sound, emotional expression and stylistic gestures. Musicians from different genres – modern classical, experimental, jazz, pop and traditional, will be invited to participate in this musical adventure. The concerts will be a presentation of works-in-progress instead of finished pieces. In each concert there will be a post-performance discussion between the participating musicians and the audience.


Programme Details 

14/11/2017 Monday 8:00pm-10:00pm

McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Tickets available in Urbtix

$60/ $50*

(*Full-time Students/ Senior Citizens Aged 60 or above/ People with Disabilities)



Kung Chi Shing 


Co-presented by 

Hong Kong Arts Centre 

Kung Music Workshop


Major Funder 

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust 

Muze (Austria /Argentina)

Bernadette Zeilinger (Austria) – contrabass recorder and other flutes
Diego Muné (Argentina) – guitar
These two musicians with such differing backgrounds will present a fabulous programme of solos, combining two different kinds of virtuosity.

With an amazing independence of different voices, Bernadette Zeilinger creates clouds of sounds in movement, that provoke real challenges to identify where they are coming from, at which point they start and what space they fill. With advanced modern techniques, she builds a counterpoint, which hovers between contemporary and Celtic. You can hear her soft melodies lightly flying in the air.

Diego Muné plays with fire and energy. His rapidly moving hands craft many notes in very short time and shape strong rhythms of musical complexity. He forms a variety of sounds, and accomplishes tones imitating other instruments. Warm and heavy, his playing awakens hidden feelings, grounding the listeners; letting them feel their roots. The deepness of his powerful performance is both marvellous and mystical.

Parallel to their other professional musical activities, these two musicians have been preparing their solos for many years. After a long time of working together, now is the right moment to show them in one programme.

Matthew Lau

Classically-trained, with a whimsical twist.

Hailed by the Aspen Times for his “soulful and technically impressive solo” at his vibraphone concerto debut at the Aspen Music Festival, percussionist Dr. Matthew Lau performs a wide range of repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the meaning and essence of percussion music to its audience, from arrangement of Bach’s Violin Sonata on marimba, to avant-garde contemporary pieces by Franco Donatoni and Iannis Xenakis.
Dr. Lau performs around the world. As an avid chamber musician, Dr. Lau is the co-founder and member of the percussion duo Fisher/Lau Project with fellow percussionist Abby Fisher, member of Contemporary Chamber Players at Stony Brook University, and has premiered pieces by Mark Applebaum, Chris Swithinbank, and Matthew Barnson.

A native of Hong Kong, Dr. Lau obtained his Doctor of Musical Arts in contemporary percussion performance from Stony Brook University under the guidance of Eduardo Leandro. He holds a Master of Music from New York University.

The World Music Ensemble

Members: Hippocrates Cheng (Artistic director, composer, overtone singer)
Teddy Yeung (Sound Artist)
Chung Chiu Yee (Guzheng player)

Cheng Ching-nam, Hippocrates (Composer, Overtone Singer, Pianist) 
Hippocrates Cheng graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University where he studied Music. His compositions cover a broad spectrum, ranging from instrumental to scores for large-scale multimedia productions. Cheng is also a pianist and overtone singer. He was awarded an FTCL diploma in piano recital in 2016, and one of the winners of RTHK Young Music Makers 2017 contest with his overtone singing. He is currently a teaching assistant at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. 

Yeung Ka Leung 

Teddy Yeung graduated with Advance Diploma and Diploma in Music of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Teddy Yeung studying Ruan from Miss Liang Wai-man, Zhongruan musician of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. 

Chung Chiu Yee 
Chung has been playing Guzheng since he was nine, he had first Wu Lap Ping as his mentor and he was examined and passed with distinction in performance diploma of Guzheng examination in 2009. He is graduated in the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art, major in Guzheng. Till now, he has been to different cities, such as Singapore and mainland cities to perform. He has awarded the international guzheng competition with golden prize in 2014.