FRENCH MUSICAL MINIATURES
Date & Time: 14 June 2014 (SAT) at 8:00pm
Venue: Hog Kong City Hall (Theatre)
ProgrammeJ.B. Loeillet de Gant Suite in E minor
F. Kleynjans Two Arias
A. Cottin Aubade et Chant d'amour
F.P. Demillac Petite Suite Medievale
J. Ibert Entr' acte
Coste Consolazione, Romance op.25
Coste Les Regrets, Cantilene op. 36
Coste Marche et Scherzo op. 33B
Coste Le Montagnard, Divertissement Pastoral
Tina Karen LO, Guitarist
"A rare treat to hear a recital by Hong Kong's best known classical guitarist..........rhythms and melodies were projected with style........Lo demonstrated her technical skills and her warm tone was well-contoured."-------(South China Morning Post, Hong Kong)
"....done a great job of promoting and teaching classical guitar and the Spanish school of guitar playing in Hong Kong."---------(Pepe Romero in his interview by the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong )
Tina Karen is a native of Hong Kong and is regarded as the territory's foremost classical guitarist. She started lessons with George Sakellariou while she was attending San Domenico School in Marin County, California.
Later, she entered the University of Southern California studying under renowned artist Pepe Romero, Professor James Smith & Tom Gaab.
Tina has performed solo recitals in the United States, Spain, Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Macau. She has appeared as one of the women artists at the American Guitar Society's 70th Anniversary Series held in Los Angeles. Besides being active in the local music circles as a solo recitalist and chamber music player, she has appeared at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Gala Concert for the opening of the Hong Kong Cultural Center, and Concert at the Government House. Radio broadcasts have included RTHK(Hong Kong) "Artist in Residence" and "Live from Studio One" and KQED ( San Francisco).She has also appeared in television performances on Hong Kong TVB and ATV.
She is currently on the faculty of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has taught at the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program in California, USA. She also has served as an adjudicator for the 26th Macau Youth Competition(2008).
Recent performances have included solo recitals at the Ventura Guitar Society (Nov 2006) and Long Beach Guitar Society (July 2007).
Tina's playing can be heard on her CD "Songs & Dance Fantasy"(Sony Masterworks 7017.2).
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