Suite en Trio, Op. 59 (1903) for flute, violin and piano
Mélanie Hélène Bonis is a female French late-Romantic composer. As her parents discouraged her from learning music, she self-taught piano before the age of 12. Later, she was introduced to César Franck, who granted her special permission to enter a all-male Paris Conservatory. She studied with Claude Debussy and Gabriel Pierné.
The Trio Suite, Op. 59 for flute, violin and piano was composed in 1903. The work starts with a melancholic Sérénade as an introduction of a series of ideas which are later developed. Then it was followed by a calming Pastorale, featuring interchanges between flute and violin, and ending with a canon of these two instruments. Lastly, the lively Scherzo is in contrast to the two previous movements, which is more dramatic in whole.
Lo Yee Tung Vanessa
Lo Yee Tung Vanessa is a pedagogy student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is majoring in violin and minoring in viola under the tutelage of Dr. Kam Ho Pang Joseph.
Vanessa is interested in ensemble playing. She formed and used to lead the string ensemble in her secondary school. Vanessa also plays violin and viola with various instruments like clarinet, harpsichord, pipa, and zhongruan. Moreover, Vanessa gained experience in orchestral playing with the Chung Chi Orchestra and she is currently a violinist in CUHK Student Orchestra.
As a versatile musician, Vanessa obtained an ATCL in violin recital, and AmusTCL in music theory from Trinity College London. She has also achieved ABRSM Grade 8 piano with distinction.
Poon Ching Hang
Poon Ching Hang is currently studying in the Department of Music at CUHK. She is majoring in Piano under the tutelage of Dr. Timothy Kwok. She is also studying Voice with Ms Chan Siu Kwan. She is now majoring in composition under the tutelage of Professor Chan Kai Young, Dr. Lo Hau Man and Professor Lee Wan Ki Wendy. She has obtained LTCL in Piano Recital with distinction in 2016 and passed the ABRSM grade 8 theory in 2015.
Ho Tsz Ying Melody
Ho Tsz Ying Melody is currently a final-year music student from CUHK. She majors in composition under the tutelage of Prof. Chan Kai Young, Dr. Lo Hau Man and Prof. Lee Wan Ki Wendy. She also majors in flute under the tutelage of Ms. Chuang Suet Wah, Ivy.
Apart from playing flute in an ensemble, Melody also composes music for different instrumentations. In 2022, Her composition Soumatou for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano was premiered in the Ensemble-In-Residence concert. Later, she was commissioned by the Arts Museum to compose a theme music for the exhibition "Sparkle and Charm: Canton Enamels of the Qing Dynasty" and the piece for oboe, violin and cello was performed at the Vice-Chancellor's Lodge.
Melody is also passionate about scoring and designing sound effects for creative media. Since 2022, she started working as an additional sound designer for the mobile rhythm game Rotaeno.