Professor Wang Guo-tong


Professor Wang Guo-tong is currently President of the Hong Kong Erhu Arts Centre and Visiting Professor at Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. Professor Wang has been a major figure on the musical scene since the 1960s. He has been invited to perform and lecture in over thirty countries, performed together with famous orchestras from all over the world. In recent years he has produced numerous albums, videos, and erhu instructional materials. He has composed new erhu pieces like "Ode to Goddess of Mercy", "Heaven", and "Caprice of the Taihang Mountains."  He has also created, in collaboration with Man Ruixing, three new types of erhu, which earned him the Technical Achievement Award from the Ministry of Culture in China. These were included in A Pictorial Book on Chinese Musical Instruments, and helped to raise the prominence of the erhu among a wider audience.  In 1992 Wang was awarded the title of "Outstanding Young Contributor at National Level" by the Chinese government. His artistic achievements have been recognized in reference works like Who's Who in Contemporary Chinese Culture and the Arts and Portraits of Famous Persons in Arts in Chinese and Overseas.

 

Mr Ray Wong


Versatile erhu artist, Ray Wong, has recorded numerous albums of original compositions such as “Touching” and “Longing in Autumn”.  All together he has composed over sixty original pieces including “Leaving”, “Feelings” and “A Smiling Life”.  One special piece, “Autumn Feeling”, won the 1998 “Most Performed Work” award in the category of Local Traditional Music, from the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong.  In 2006 the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture in China awarded Ray the “Outstanding Erhu Teacher” award, in recognition of his longstanding contribution towards the promotion of the erhu.

 

2012-2013

A Concert by Professor Wang Guo-tong and Mr Ray Wong with the HLPUSU Orchestra
13 December 2012 (Thursday)
8 pm
Jockey Club Auditorium
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Meet-the-Artist Session
30 November 2012 (Friday)
6:30 pm
CExhibition Hall, Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Erhu Master Class
23 November 2012 (Friday)
6:30 pm
Exhibition Hall, Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

 

Professor Wang and Ray offered our Students' Union Orchestra the opportunity of a further joint public performance with them in September 2013, at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. President Professor Timothy Tong was very supportive and attended the concert.

Thanks to the overwhelming public response, yet another joint performance was held in 2014, this time at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall.

2013-2014

Erhu Concert by Wang Guo-tong and Ray Wong
15 September 2013 (Friday)
8 pm
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

2014-2015

Wang Guo-tong & Ray Wong Erhu Concert
5 September 2014 (Friday)
8 pm
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall