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On and behind the stage

  Winning the title of “Top 10 Young Artists 2019” in Hong Kong and being invited to share his A cappella experience in TEDx event, Kessay is an active A cappella artist in Hong Kong. He believes music is abstract, yet it is the best way to evoke one’s emotions, while our voices are the most direct and pure tools to create music.

 陳君明為本港活躍之無伴奏合唱歌者,曾獲得「十大青少年藝術家2019」獎項,並獲邀於TEDx論壇上分享無伴奏合唱經歷。陳氏相信音樂雖然抽象,但卻最能觸動人心,而人聲更是最直接純粹的樂器。

 

TED Speaker

International Champion

Top 10 Young Artist in Hong Kong

  Kessay is a 2-time Champion in Loopstation category of “A cappella Championship”, an international A cappella competition held in Singapore. As a pianist, bass and drum set player, he puts his inspirations from these music-making experiences into the vocal art, A cappella. Besides being a solo artist, Kessay founded a professional A cappella group, VSing, in 2016, in hopes of bringing quality vocal music into the society. He and his teams performed in corporate events in HK and governmental occasions overseas, in places including Dubai, Serbia, so on.

  He is keen on discovering unique ways in delivering music ideas in live performances and online. He is also a videographer and sound engineer so he can present and execute his ideas comprehensively. In order to contribute to the Hong Kong A cappella circle, he now directs and shoots music videos for local teams, and does live concert mixing as well as music production for groups.

 

陳氏連續兩年(2018 & 2019)獲得新加坡"A cappella Championship" Loopstation 組別國際賽事冠軍。除了熱心於歌唱,他同時為鋼琴、低音結他及流行鼓手。他希望融入樂器的技巧和靈感到無伴奏合唱中。他曾於2016 年創立本地隊伍VSing,旨在發掘高質素人聲音樂。團隊於本地多個商業活動中演出,更獲香港政府邀請到海外交流活動中分享音樂,包括杜拜及塞爾維亞等。

為了令音樂更感染力,他積極探求多媒體方向,豐富每一個現場演出及網上音樂短片。陳氏同為一位影片攝影及音響工程師,使他能將天馬行空的靈感實踐。同時,他希望將技能貢獻於本地無伴奏合唱界,他曾為超過10隊本地隊伍進行現場及後期混音,或拍攝音樂短片。

 

Inspiring young singers

  Kessay started his music journey in his secondary school years, when he formed his A cappella team, Infiniter, in school. They won the champion in local A cappella competition and was further invited to compete in World Contemporary A cappella Competition held in Taiwan and won a bronze medal. In his final year of school, he won the title of Student of the Year in Performing Artist organized by SCMP. With his achievement, he was granted a full scholarship by the Home Affair Bureau in pursuit of his study in the Music Department in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. During his Bachelor study in CUHK, he studied classical voice with Mr Caleb Woo Wing Ching and focused on elderly A cappella music pedagogy.

 

  As a music educator himself, he realized that personal quality development can be achievement through music training, and thus, teenagers can have a holistic learning experience and build up their self-esteems. He initiated “天水圍唱Wai Sing” in 2019 to discover the growth of youngsters in long term A cappella training in the form of a documentary movie, and hence carry out A cappella training program for the less privileged students in schools and communities like Tin Shui Wai and Lantau Island.

他的音樂之路可以追溯至中學時期,與另外四位同學成立校內無伴奏合唱隊伍Infiniter,旋即奪得本地中學無伴奏合唱比賽冠軍,繼而同年獲邀參加台灣之國際無伴奏合唱比賽大學組別,並獲銅獎。中學畢業前,他獲南華早報頒發Student of the Year表演藝術家組別冠軍,更獲民政事務局頒發多元卓越獎學金,全額資助入讀並畢業於香港中文大學音樂系,主修古典聲樂,師承胡永正先生,並研究老人無伴奏合唱教程。

 

 作為音樂教育者,他發現音樂訓練能培養青少年品格,使他們獲得全面的學習經歷並提升自信心。他於2019年開展「圍唱音樂」計劃,以紀錄片形式探索長期無伴奏合唱訓練對青少年成長的幫助,及後計劃開展一系列長期教育計劃,為基層學生提供音樂學習機會,包括天水圍及離島區。

Creating music

Kessay is now a resident artist in the duo band “前面有樂 CMYL” with Ivy Hung. They were invited recently to perform in San Francisco in the Annual Gala of the Hong Kong Association in Northern California. Their upcoming projects include producing their first original album and concerts.

陳君明現為二人組合「前面有樂」之駐團藝術家。他們在2020首獲邀到美國三藩市演出,參與美國北加州香港商會晚會,帶來全新改編的經典中外流行曲。他們正在籌備不同計劃,包括他們首張原創唱片及音樂會。

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