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Umut: Hope for Spring

30 May 2023, 8:00pm

5 Edinburgh Place, Central

This event is free of charge. Registration in advance is required.

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Luciano Berio: Lied for solo clarinet                            

Michael Jarrell:  Le point est la source de tout… (Epitome II) for solo flute   

Giacinto Scelsi: Ko-lho for flute & clarinet                                       

Matteo Tundo:  Quisquillia I for solo clarinet                                    

Bruno Mantovani: BUG for solo clarinet                                                    

Thanakarn Schofield:  Schism for solo clarinet                                            

Salvatore Sciarrino: Let me die before I wake for solo clarinet               

George Benjamin: Flight for solo flute                                                 

Matthias Pintscher:  beyond (a system of passing) for solo flute             

Isang Yun: Monolog for solo bass clarinet                          

Toshio Hosokawa:  Kuroda-Bushi for solo alto flute


Angus Lee, flute

Linus Fung, clarinet


Angus Lee is one of the leading performer-composers of his generation. Since 2016, Lee has been Hong Kong New Music Ensemble’s flautist; prior to his appointment, Lee undertook rigorous specialist training in the field of new music interpretation at the Lucerne Festival Academy (2013, 15 & 16), under the supervision of musicians of Ensemble Intercontemporain. Known for his detail-oriented and musically compelling performances, Lee is frequently invited to perform in soloistic and chamber music settings, often creating bridges between ‘traditional’ and newly created repertoire for the flute.


Parallel to his work as a performer, Lee maintains an active schedule as a composer. Initially autodidactic in composition, Lee’s works have been performed at international festivals, including CYCLE Music & Art Festival (IS), ilSuono Contemporary Music Week (IT), IRCAM ManiFeste (FR), New Vision Arts Festival (HK), Seoul International Computer Music Festival (KR) and Ticino Musica Festival (CH). His first opera, Chasing Waterfalls, created in conjunction with the Berlin-based sound artist collective klingklangklong, was premiered at Semperoper Dresden in 2022 to popular and critical acclaim. The work subsequently toured to Hong Kong’s New Vision Arts Festival, performed also under the composer’s direction.


Lee is equally passionate about teaching. In 2020, he was conferred the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM), a specialist diploma certifying the awardee’s pedagogical competancy. He currently teaches woodwind chamber music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; he is an assistant lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, where he is pursuing his doctoral studies in composition. He is also flute faculty of the Lucerne Festival Academy for the 2022 and 2023 editions.

Fung Yat Shan (Linus) is a Hong Kong born-raised-based clarinettist who actively gives classical, contemporary and improvisatory musical performances. Linus is a core member of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble , clarinettist of the Wuji Ensemble, Freespace Ensemble (since establishment in 2021), LENK Quartet (Artist-in-Residence of CUHK Music department 22-23) and a curator-clarinettist of the TimeCrafters. He has performed in Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival, Freespace Jazz Festival, Shanghai New Music Week, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Macau Huan Yuan Exhibition, and various Arts events. 


Linus graduated from the Music Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong majoring in clarinet under the tutorship of Martin Choy, and pursued his Master of Music degree at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutorship of John Bradbury, Lynsey Marsh and Nicholas Cox. Linus is a clarinet tutor of the Education University of Hong Kong, Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Diocesan Girls’ Junior School.


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