Our Judges

徐偉賢 Peco Chui

 

畢業於香港演藝學院音樂學院,主修古典鋼琴演奏,師隨鋼琴家羅乃新女士。畢業後,開始創作流行曲,曾為多位著名歌手創作歌曲,作品包括陳奕迅《歲月如歌》(無線電視劇《衝上雲霄》主題曲)、周柏豪《相安無事》 、楊千嬅《超齡》、劉德華《荊喜》、鄭秀文《每天愛你少一些》、謝安琪《活著》《雨過天陰》、何韻詩 《願我可以學會放低你》、周筆暢《貓之冒險》、梁詠琪《愛,斷了線》、劉浩龍《緋聞男友》等,其後亦以唱作歌手身份推出個人創作專輯《演奏給……》、《敘事曲》、詩歌專輯《Never Say Never》及《Psalms Of Music 》等。此外,Peco也曾為不同的音樂劇擔任曲詞創作, 音樂總監及演員,演出和創作作品包括《當灰姑娘遇上劍俠先生》、《U-turn》、《海闊天空》、《愛與恩光同行》、 《天使盼盼》(首演/重演)、《國際綜藝合家歡音樂劇 – 奇妙王國》(首演/重演)、Singin’ in the rain《萬花嬉春》 、7A班戲劇組《抱歉. 我正忙著失戀》(首演/重演),並以此劇獲得第二十五屆香港舞台劇頒獎典禮《最佳作曲及作詞》獎項;他也參與《馬丁路德音樂劇2017》的曲詞創作、音樂總監、演員,此劇並榮獲提名第二十七屆香港舞台劇頒獎典禮《最佳作曲及作詞》;近年積極參與本地劇團演出,作品包括:結界達人《Electric Girl 》、iStage 《D の 殺人事件》,3ami 百老匯音樂劇《Smokey Joe’s Cafe》、樹寧·現在式單位《有一個人》、劇道場《我愛瞄星人》、Arts' options 《女人節·男人事 2018》獨腳戲,劇場空間 《Company 單身.友.情人》及《利瑪竇音樂劇》;除了音樂和劇場演出以外,早前更舉辦了個人首個畫展,希望透過不同類型的演出,給予他的藝術創作溶入生活中。

Lana bode

 

Lana Bode is an American-British pianist, programmer and artistic director, highly acclaimed for her performances of contemporary music and innovative cross-arts programming. She performs as a solo pianist and in collaboration with leading singers and instrumentalists including Robert Cohen, Marcus Farnsworth, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Anna Harvey, Robert Murray, Mark Padmore, Lucy Schaufer and James Turnbull.

 

Born in California, Lana spent her school years in Washington, D.C. where she studied with prominent American contemporary pianist Lisa Emenheiser, who introduced her to new music and extended techniques. Lana won a long list of scholarship awards supporting her BMus studies with Edward Auer at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she graduated at the age of 20 with High Distinction and the Founders Scholar Award.

 

She subsequently settled in the UK where she won a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She studied piano accompaniment with Andrew West and contemporary piano with Rolf Hind, also receiving instruction from Julius Drake, Graham Johnson and Iain Burnside. Her final recital was awarded the coveted Concert Recital Diploma, and she received her MMus with Distinction. On graduation, she was awarded a two-year accompaniment fellowship at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. She has now joined the faculty of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she leads postgraduate discussion groups and directs the Voiceworks contemporary song project.

 

Lana was the inaugural winner of the Viola Tunnard Young Artist award, resulting in a year-long residency at Snape Maltings under the mentorship of Roger Vignoles. Other prizes include Das Lied (finalist), Oxford Lieder Young Artist programme (finalist), Wigmore Hall Song Competition (semi-finalist), YCAT (semi-finalist) and the Paul Hamburger Prize for Song Accompaniment. She has also been selected for a number of fully-funded young artist programmes, where she has studied under Malcolm Martineau and Roger Vignoles. Lana is a Samling Artist, a Leverhulme Artist, a Park Lane Group Young Artist and an alumnus of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme.

 

A champion of new music, Lana is well-versed in extended techniques for the piano. She is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Virginia Woolf & Music concert project, through which she has commissioned and premiered a number of new works. She frequently collaborates with leading composers including Alison Bauld, Harrison Birtwistle, Jonathan Dove, Sadie Harrison and Judith Weir. Her performance of Birtwistle’s The Sadness of Komachi with tenor Robert Murray was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now and described by The Guardian as “excellent.”

 

Lana’s recital career has taken her from major London venues to festivals around the UK including Aldeburgh Festival, Barbican Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, Purcell Room, Snape Proms, St James Piccadilly and St Martin-in-the-Fields. In August 2019 she released her highly-acclaimed debut album I and Silence: Women’s Voices in American Song with mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons. The 2019-20 season sees her perform her debut recitals at Kings Place and Wigmore Hall.

Suki fong

 

Suki Fong is British and has lived and worked in Hong Kong for nearly forty years.


As a child she was introduced to poetry and drama and has had a passion for it ever since. 

 

Suki says “To perform is exciting and to be able to convey emotion, thoughts and ideas  to an audience is rewarding and a brilliant confidence boost!”


Over the last thirty years, Suki has taught speech and drama privately, in schools and tuition centres. 
The drama groups have performed on stages around Hong Kong and have taken Trinity College London graded exams with most receiving distinctions.


The HKSMSA speech festival judges are always impressed and have awarded Suki’s students accordingly with many distinctions and top three places.

Riccardo Mascia

 

Riccardo Mascia graduated with honours in Piano and Harpsichord at the Conservatory of Genoa. He continued his piano studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Sergei Dorenski. He then specialised in the harpsichord with Ilton Wjuniski, Kenneth Gilbert and Christiane Jaccottet, under whose guidance he received the first prize of “Virtuosité” at the Conservatory of Geneva. His professional activities involve both early music and opera of all ages. 


He started working from 1987 as piano accompanist in the International Vocal and Performing Arts Courses in Santa Margherita Ligure, where he improved his knowledge by working with singers such as Iris Adami Corradetti, Louis Alva, Gianni Raimondi and Giuseppe Taddei. Later he was coach at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa from 1992 to 1997, and from 1999 to 2001 at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. He was assistant to Alberto Zedda for the Mozart Festival in La Coruña (Spain) and the Fondation Royaumont in Paris.


He currently collaborates regularly with the theatres of Pisa, Livorno, Lucca, Modena, Parma, the “Settimane Musicali” at the Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza) and other Italian opera houses. He is often in demand due to his expertise in preparing recitatives and realising continuo. Critics have often highlighted rich inventiveness in supporting the stage. In 2015 he was called by the conductor Federico Maria Sardelli for assistance and continuo in Dido and Aeneas and Alcina at Teatro Regio in Turin.

 

Since 1998 he has been artistic consultant, vocal coach and continuo player at the Opéra de Chambre in Geneva, where he has contributed to the discovery and recording of many eighteen-century Italian comic operas by Paisiello, Cimarosa, Piccinni, Traetta and others. For Opéra de Chambre he conducted also Le cantatrici villane di Valentino Fioravanti.


At the Theatre of Pisa, since 2003 he has been vocal coach and responsible for the training of young coaches for the Opera Studio. 


He gives concerts as a soloist and member of ancient music groups. He has collaborated as conductor and harpsichord, among others, with the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestra Regionale Toscana.


He graduated in Italian Literature at the University of Genoa, with a thesis on the theatrical mechanisms of Rossini’s librettos, and for years held the cycle of courses, hosted at the Society of Italian Culture in Geneva, A language for music on the history and structure of the Italian opera libretto, through courses on the study of the Italian language and metrics for singers and continuo players. He has taught for courses and concert-lessons for the University of Pisa, Genoa, Verona, Parma, the University of Costa Rica, Verbier Festival Academy, and the Conservatory of Lausanne, where he is regularly invited for master classes about ancient music and rhetoric, and also regularly conducts the string orchestra. In 2017 he conducted an international project, shared with Lausanne, performing Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona in Switzerland and Italy which opened the international festival “Onde Musicali sul Lago d'Iseo”. In 2019 he conducted a new project on La finta tedesca by Johann Adolf Hasse in Lausanne, Parma and for Hasse Gesellschaft in Munchen. 


From 1997 to 2010 he was coach at the Conservatory of Vicenza, where he was the director of the course for opera coaches and professor of Basso Continuo. Since 2011 he has taught Piano Accompaniment and Basso Continuo at the Conservatory “Arrigo boito” in Parma. 
He is regularly invited for masterclasses at the Conservatories of Bruxelles, Zagreb, Copenhagen and Gnesins Academy in Moscow.


Languages: Italian, French, English, Spanish

WONG, Rebecca  黃美玉

Hong Kong Contemporary Dance Tutor

香港現代舞導師

 

黃美玉在二零零三年於香港演藝學院舞蹈學院畢業,主修現代舞,獲頒一級榮譽學士學位。在學期間獲學院現代舞講師獎學金及渣打銀行慈善基金獎學金。畢業後獲香港賽馬會音樂及舞蹈信託基金舞蹈獎學金,赴英國拉賓中心就讀表演深造文憑。黃氏在翟冠翹紀念獎學金和香港大學婦女協會的支持下,於二零一四年修畢香港演藝學院舞蹈藝術碩士課程,曾與多位著名香港及國際藝術家合作。近年擔任過校際舞蹈節評判。現為香港演藝學院舞蹈學院兼職導師,擁有二十多年舞蹈教學經驗,經驗豐富。二零一九年擔任香港演藝學院應用學習課程之課程主任。

 

黃氏自二零零九年起編創作品,包括《不要錯過半個世界》、《你很特別》、《霎時》、《這地》、《In ... Dark》、《潛.藏.壓》等。黃氏在二零一三年九月應城市當代舞蹈團邀約,發表作品《沒鎖上的記憶》,並在二零一五年於馬來西亞及澳門發表《沒鎖上的憶記2.0》。黃氏近年亦獲香港藝術節邀請編作獨舞《自弦自語》、學校巡迴演出《不用眼睛找到你》。

李醒昊 Elvis Lee

 

語言表演藝術家,資深語言文學及表演藝術教育工作者,擁有藝術碩士和文學學士學位,師從中國內地及香港著名的老一輩國學家、藝術家和文學家,在語言文學、粵語及普通話語言表演藝術方面有較深的造詣。專業資歷包括中國傳媒大學特聘考官,全國青少年語言藝術測評考官,國家級中文教育專家,國家語委普通話水平測試一級(最高級),國際註冊對外漢語高級教師,中國文化部朗誦藝術高級教師,中國歌劇舞劇院朗誦表演藝術高級教師,全國播音主持高級教師,全國藝術水平考級專業教師資格證書,全國語言藝術教師資格證書,全國講故事教師資格證書,中國傳媒大學教師資格證書,全國語言藝術專業委員會委員,北京朗誦研究會成員等。

 

主要在香港從事粵語及普通話語言表演藝術(朗誦、戲劇、配音、演講、講故事、口才、主持司儀培訓等)、中國語文科、語言教育(粵語和普通話)、文學、寫作與創作、翻譯與傳譯等教學工作,曾受邀到各中小學及大專院校講學,並致力於師資培訓,為本港培育眾多專業的教師人才;亦經常受邀擔任中國內地、香港和海外等院校學術顧問、語言藝術類考試考官、各大朗誦賽事評判、表演嘉賓、講座嘉賓等,具備專業且豐富的經驗資歷。