課程總監 Program Director

庾艾盈 Esther Yu

庾艾盈自小喜愛演奏樂器,深信音樂能建立人的信心和毅力、藝術觸角、人文視野,合奏及演奏經驗 則帶來人間超越語言的交流,先後取得香港浸會大學傳理社會科學學士學位、音樂(一級榮譽)文學 士學位及哲學碩士(音樂學)學位後,便隨即從事音樂培訓工作,現職Qin Music課程總監,2013年更 創辦香港學校音樂培訓計劃(mphk),為本港多間中小學統籌多項音樂培訓及設計樂器班課程。其工 作獲得各方認同,於2018年2月獲選為香港浸會大學音樂系傑出畢業生,2018年3月獲香港教育工 作者聯會邀請主講「樂器班策劃實用攻略」講座,2017年起參與香港城巿大學中國歷史及文化系實習 計劃,培育文化管理人才。

2014年,她與志同道合的朋友成立了樂作枋,至今舉辦演藝活動數十場,為本港及海外的業餘及專 業樂手提供演奏平台,同時也致力推動音樂交流,2015年與奧地利國立音樂與表演藝術大學合辦暑 期音樂營,2018年帶領樂作枋兒童管弦樂團參加天津國際少年兒童文化藝術節,2019年與新天地文化策劃合辦音樂套娃俄羅斯音樂營。2016年,她獲邀擔任ACFEA香港區藝術顧問,為訪港藝術菁英策劃活動,包括英國國家青年合唱團、英國伊頓公學聖詩合唱團、科羅拉多兒童合唱團等。

此外, 庾艾盈也是一位二胡獨奏者,中學時期多次取得香港學校音樂節二胡獨奏獎項。曾合作的樂團包括香 港愛樂民樂團、香港中文大學新亞國樂會、及本港大學聯合中樂團;2007 年成功舉行個人畢業獨奏 會,深獲好評。庾艾盈喜愛演奏現代作品,在香港首演本地作曲家許翔威的作品及世界首演奧地利 作曲家 Wolfgang Liebhart 為二胡與現場電子音樂創作的樂曲,曾多次到外地演出,足跡遍及美國、 加拿大、新加坡、北京、天津、貴州、珠海、蘭州等地;2005 年隨香港浸會大學女聲合唱團到訪美國 德薩斯州多間大學演出並擔任二胡獨奏。在學期間,庾艾盈對學術研究產生了濃厚興趣,她曾於多個國際學術會議發表論文,當中包括到南非University of Kwa-zulu 倫敦大學亞非學院, 香港中文大 學,2013年華人作曲家節,她的其中一篇論文更獲得傳統音樂國際議會(ICTM)東亞音樂研究小組頒 發最佳學生論文獎。

Started learning a musical instrument since young, Esther believes that music could build one’s confidence, persistence and artistic sense. In addition, she found that music performance and ensemble activities connect people in a way that transcends language. After obtaining BSSc.(Communication Studies), B.A. (1st Hon, Music) and M.Phil. (Musicology) from the Hong Kong Baptist University. Esther is determined to be working in the music training field, and aiming to promote music as an important tool of life education. Esther is currently serving as Program Director of Musikschule Program Hong Kong at Qin Music, where she organizes music training program and activities for various schools. In 2018, her alma mater, the Hong Kong Baptist University, selected Esther as the outstanding graduate of the Department of Music. In the same year, the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers invited Esther to be the speaker of the talk titled “Musical Instruments Classes Strategies”. 

In 2014,  she founded the non-profit organization Ponte della Musica to organise concerts and events featuring professional musicians and displaying talents of students and amateur musicians. The ensembles of Ponte della Musica has given performances locally every year, and toured Austria, Russia and Tianjin China. In 2016, Esther has been appointed as the Artist Consultant of ACFEA Hong Kong division. At this position, she organized concerts and activities in Hong Kong for the world renowned British National Youth Choir,  Eton College Chapel Choir and Colorado Children’s Chorale. 

As an erhu soloist, Esther has been invited to perform various concertos.  Orchestras that she worked with include Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra, New Asia Chinese Music Society (CUHK), as well as the Joint Universities Chinese Orchestra of Hong Kong.  In 2007 she held her own graduation recital successfully, and won favourable comments.  Esther enjoys performing contemporary pieces.  She premiered erhu solo works by composers namely Hui Cheung-wai (Hong Kong) and Wolfgang Liebhart (Austria). 

When Esther was a student, she was also keen on scholarly research. She has presented papers in various international academic conferences, held respectively at  University of Kwa-zulu (South Africa), SOAS University of London, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and 2013 Chinese Composers’ Festival.  One of her papers won the best student paper award at the Music of East Asia Study Group symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music(ICTM).