I’m back from Asia!
Well, I’ve actually been back since the end of July. I would like to thank the Toronto Chinese Orchestra for inviting me on the trip to Taipei and Hong Kong. Having my orchestration ‘Guardians of the World’ performed in Hong Kong was a great honour, and a privilege. The concert was on July 26th, and was titled ‘Toronto2HongKong ~ Music Among Friends.’ I was never expecting my orchestration to go this far, and I’m really glad to have worked with both the Toronto Chinese Orchestra and the Hong Kong Juvenile & Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra. Playing with the Hong Kong Juvenile & Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra was a lot of fun, and ‘Guardians of the World’ was received really well. Having never been to Asia, I couldn’t think of a better reason to go than this trip. It was a completely new experience, and I loved it. On this trip I saw many new places and made many new friends, hopefully some of which I can work with in the future. Chinese orchestral music is so different from western orchestral (which I am most familiar with), and I’m happy that I was able to learn about it and grow to love it. I’m looking forward to working more with the Toronto Chinese Orchestra in the future, and other Chinese orchestras abroad.