Dear reader, thank you for visiting the blog, and happy new year! This is an update post, letting you know what I have been up to in the last few months.
Some of you know that I conducted a concert featuring my own arrangements of Chinese and Western popular music in Sydney Town Hall in March this year. This event was organised by the Chinese Parents Association (CPA) for Children With Disabilities, and featured musicians from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music along with children in CPA’s music program and two guest soloists: soprano Sarah Wang, and Cantonese singer Edward Lee. It was a daunting experience for me – not only because this was a huge project in terms of arrangements, but especially since this was the first time I had conducted anything in public (with virtually no prior experience). And I got to do it in Sydney Town Hall! The concert was a great success, and afterwards CPA asked me to write some words recounting my experience of the concert. Here is my full statement: