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HoYin Cheung

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About HoYin Cheung

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  • Birthday August 2

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  • Biography
    An amateur composer which jots down notes to record musical ideas /personal experience that is worth reminiscing.
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    Hong Kong
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  • Interests
    Mathematics; Composing
  • Favorite Composers
    Chopin, Rachmaninov, Bartok, Shostakovich
  • My Compositional Styles
    Neoclassical; Chromaticism
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    MuseScore 2.3.1
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  1. Hello Everyone, Today I wrote an impromptu, Theme-and-Variation sketch on the Lullaby, "Rock-a-Bye Baby". Wish all of you have a nice dream and enjoy the music. P.S. It is supposed to be quiet, despite the rendering algorithms Best, HoYin
  2. @Luis Hernández Glad that you love it and thank you! 😀Which part/ build up do you like the most?
  3. Hello everyone, This night every lunar year, the traditional Chinese tale says that the couple, Cowherd and Weaving Girl, meet each other to cherish their only Valentine's Day. Their romance is long-lasting and touching, yet luxurious... What they can do in the other days is to desperately dream of the beloved ones planets apart... This song is written inspired by the poem written by an ancient Chinese Poet, Qin Guan (秦觀). The poem was written to an ancient Chinese tune but the tune was lost. The poem (i.e. the lyrics adopted for this work) is as follows, Fairy of the Magpie Bridge Qin Guan Thin clouds are creating works delicate; Falling stars carry sorrows deep. Over the vast, vast Milky Way, Cowherd and Weaving Girl quietly meet. Meeting in such a clear and sweet autumn night, The rendezvous outshines many a worldly date. Tenderness flows in the soul’s retreat; Sweet hours melt their hearts away. The short-lived Magpie Bridge is unbearable to see, For on the magpie-paved bridge parting comes in haste. Ah, so long as love keeps, What differs, missing each other day after day! 鵲橋仙·纖雲弄巧 秦觀 纖雲弄巧,飛星傳恨,銀漢迢迢暗度。 金風玉露一相逢,便勝卻人間無數。 柔情似水,佳期如夢,忍顧鵲橋歸路。 兩情若是久長時,又豈在朝朝暮暮。 Hope you enjoy the work! P.S. That is my voice. Sorry for the wrong beats and my poor singing skills :P Best, HoYin
  4. Hello Everyone, This is my recent work written for 2 pianos. This works depicts two binary stars which orbit each other. As you may notice, the note A endures the whole piece and is one of the main themes. Rhythmic complexity is a feature of this piece. Hope you enjoy this piece of music and I appreciate your comments:) Best, HoYin
  5. I think you may look at the Caprices and Violin Concerti of Paganini if you want to see the (rather extreme/nearly full) capabilities of violin, e.g. the use of harmonics, double-stops, different bow techniques. Ysaye's violin sonatas are great too.
  6. @Tónskáld has suggested many great concerti from the Romantic era. I also recommand the following works, Wieniawski (All Violin Concerto) Ernest Chausson - Poeme for Violin and Orchestra Ravel - Tzigane For more modern choices, my list will be as follows, Bartok - Violin Concerto No.2 Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances Stravinsky - Violin Concerto Aram Khachaturian - Violin Concerto Berg - Violin Concerto Kabalevsky - Violin Concerto Martinu: Violin Concerto No.2
  7. I love the first movement and the cadenza.The orchestration is well-balanced, and the piano definitely has a good character and dominance here. Well done!
  8. Quite an experience.There are magical moments where it resolves well after chaos. (Dissonance, polytonality, polyrythem, name it as you may expect)
  9. @Luis Hernández Thank you:) Glad to hear that you love it. This work I have spent more time structurally, i.e. on single-motif development. I think I can do that in the second and third movement, but I am having a hard time in the first movement.
  10. Hello Everyone, This is a recent experimental showing my exploration in various styles. There are 3 movements: I. Allegro Moderato [5' 20"] II. Adagio [6' 48"] III. Vivace [4' 02"] The first movement adopts the 12-tone system (The tone series is shown in the score in a table). The second movement explores the use of polytonality. Hope you enjoy the music and I appreciate your comments:) Best, HoYin
  11. I agree that I should have added more rhythmic odds to the piece. Yes, I should have developed more on the "broken" aspect, like what Debussy did in his La Valse. However, different from his work, I tried to end the piece in a classical, or a bit cheerful ending, because that I wish the best for the future of Hong Kong and the hope for it to get out of the crisis. That being said, in the theme restatement I have added tritones to suggest there are still some hidden instabilities after the crisis that listener should be alerted of. Wish you the best too.
  12. Dear all, If you have read the international news, you may have noticed the situations of the Hong Kong protests. In absurd times, conscientious men dance to weird Waltzes. And I have written one. Any comments are appreciated. Thank you. Best, HoYin
  13. @shamirtheviolinist I searched for frame designs online, made the background of the picture transparent, and inserted it as a picture in Musescore. Anyways, I am glad you like the concerto:) Which part do you like the most or need improvement? Again, I appreciate your comments.
  14. Hi everyone, This is my first Violin Concerto (Movement I). Unlike usual Violin Concertos, this concerto starts with a slower tempo and more momentum is added as the theme develops. There are 3 main themes in this movement: Lyrical The Wind Opening Theme, Solo Violin Theme and Harp theme in Section H. All the themes join each other at the closing passage. Being a violinist, I have long dreamt of composing a Violin Concerto under my name. Doubting my composing skills, I didn't have the confidence to even start composing it until I think I have a glimpse of the composing world. Piano Concerto No.1 and Romance prepared me for that. Anyways, I couldn't believe I have finally done it partially! I am currently drafting the proceeding movements. Hope you like it! Any comments are appreciated:) Best, HoYin
  15. That's amazing! The voice is pleasant to listen to, and the work is like a sophisticated Broadway musical:) The emotions build up effectively. Love it.
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