Claude Debussy - Bilitis for flute and piano
As a creative and dynamic duo, the Arc is formed by flautist Marco Leung and pianist William Fu with the primary aim in promoting flute and piano music as a duo. Since 2015 while they were studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, they have been collaborating over a wide range of repertoire, from standard works to light-hearted music. The Arc continued their collaboration in London during their postgraduate studies.
In the past, the Arc has performed at venues including Victoria & Albert Museum, Charlton House, St. Stephen's Church, St. Mary Abbots Church, Hong Kong City Hall Recital Hall and Lee Hysan Concert Hall. Currently based in Hong Kong, the Arc shares the passion in promoting new works along with celebrated masterpieces of the existing duo literature.
Flautist Leung Chun Yin Marco is a scholar of the prestigious R C Lee Centenary Scholarship, Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship and winners of various international competitions and scholarships. Over the years, he has performed across England, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Japan and Hong Kong, including Gläserner Saal at Musikverein, Kleine Zaal at Concertgebouw and Victoria and Albert Museum.
Devoted in performing, Marco has been an active freelance flautist in Hong Kong. He recently appeared as guest player with Opera Hong Kong Orchestra, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and Ensemble Hong Kong. He also made appearance in several recital series with Giocoso Trio. As a soloist, he made his concerto debut with the Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17 and later with Chung Chi Orchestra, CUHK during his Bachelor studies.
Being awarded full scholarship for all his degrees, Marco first graduated with first-class honours for Bachelor of Arts in Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he studied with Chuang Suet Wah Ivy. He was then awarded his Master of Music with Distinction and subsequently Artist Diploma in Performance at the Royal College of Music in London. He was under the tutelage of Sue Thomas, Katie Bedford, Emer McDonough, Kathleen Stevenson, Stewart McIlwham and Rachel Brown in flute, piccolo and baroque flute.
Hong Kong pianist Fu Kat-Ho William is known for his deep understanding and maturity in his playing. He is the prize-winner of the prestigious Lilian Davies Prize and Janet Duff Prize in the Royal Academy of Music. He has given recitals in venues like Norden Farm Art Centre, Leighton House Museum, Bösendorfer Concert Hall and City Lit College, to name a few, winning critical acclaims.
He enjoys successes in Gagny International Piano Competition, and was awarded first-runner up in both North London Festival- Piano Appelbe Prize, to name a few. He also frequently receives scholarships, recognizing his achievements in other sectors of music. William also has abundant experiences in piano accompanying, especially with flautists and singers. Together with international artists, including John Pumphrey and Laura Bella, William has performed in many concerts in Europe.
Graduated from the Master of Music programme of the Royal Academy of Music, William studies piano performance with Carole Presland. He receives the DipRAM award for his excellence performance in his final recital. Previously, he studies piano with Raymond Young while he reads his bachelor in CUHK. He regularly performs with Doyle Piano Trio and flute and piano duo - the Arc. Also he has been accompanying in Pro Arte Orchestra’s conducting workshops and HKUSPACE choral conducting courses.