Music Activity at YMCA
Chinese YMCA Secondary School
Tin Fu Court
Tin Shui Wai
Only open for students of Chinese YMCA
About the Event
24&27 April 2018
Dutch accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam will demonstrate the still in Asia relatively unknown accordion to secondary school students. By doing so, he will provide not only a new musical experience, but also a Dutch cultural experience. The demonstration will bridge the gap between Hong Kong and the Netherlands and their different tastes in music and musical experience.
About the Performer
Vincent van Amsterdam
Vincent started his accordion studies with his father, accordion player and teacher Evert van Amsterdam. During his studies, he was taught by many world renowned accordion players, including Stefan Hussong (DE), Wjatscheslaw Semionow (RU), Mika Väyrynen (FI) and Friedrich Lips (RU). He completed both his Bachelor's and his Master's degree cum laude at the Fontys Academy for Fine Arts Tilburg (NL).
Aside from performing as a soloist, Vincent regularly performs with the Van Amsterdam Duo, which he forms with his sister, violinist Jeanine van Amsterdam.
Annis Ma is the top prize winner of HKGNA Music Competition 2016 and a Hong Kong Young Music Maker 2017 from the Radio Television Hong Kong. Annis started learning music at the H.K. Academy for Performing Arts at 6. She was the first prize winner of Senior Solo at 11, prize winner of Open Class/Scholarship for Stringed Instruments of the HKSMSA, Champion of Open Class of Bauhinia String Competition. Since the age of 13, Annis has received full scholarship from Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) to join its 25th & 26th concert tours as the youngest musician by waiving the minimum age requirement at the discretion of AYO. Annis is currently the Principal Violist in the symphony orchestras of Diocesan Girls’ School, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Peace International Foundation.