Biography

Louis Siu Photography by Leo Yu/Blue Hydrant

邵俊傑於2012第40屆香港藝術節埃克森美孚新視野系列中的「邵俊傑與友人敲擊音樂會﹣節奏聲譜」獻藝,全院滿座,大受好評。邵氏憑傑出演奏表現獲多個獎項, 包括香港藝術發展局新苗資助獎 (2010)、達夫家庭定音鼓獎學金 (2005、2006)、亞洲文化協會友邦慈善基金音樂獎學金(2 0 0 5)、澳洲敲擊樂藝術節比賽第一名(2003)、澳洲新南威爾斯省教育部「Music Encore」獎(2003),以及2008年以最年輕的參賽者身分參加法國里昂國際定音鼓大賽決賽。此外,他還入圍科林堡交響樂團青年藝術家決賽(2008)和三藩市交響樂團協奏曲決賽(2006)。

2010年至2013年間於澳門樂團擔任首席敲擊樂手。2008年起,他活躍於香港的音樂演出,包括擔任香港管弦樂團及香港小交響樂團的特約敲擊樂手, 參與指定音樂會、電視廣播, 並與迪華特和葉詠詩於國內海外巡迴演出。他曾於四擊頭敲擊樂團擔任見習樂手,及在卡塔爾愛樂樂團與指揮家張漢娜合作。2007年,他在日本太平洋音樂節演出並隨團參加巡演,2006年參與亞洲青年管弦樂團的巡迴演出。2005年他以全額獎學金參與阿斯本音樂節,與班傑明.赫爾曼、達拉斯交響樂團的道格拉斯.霍華德和費城樂團的定音鼓手唐.柳茲學習合作。同年,他在戴維斯交響音樂廳首次與三藩市交響樂團青年樂團及指揮班傑明.施瓦茨合作;他在三藩市交響樂團青年樂團在任期間亦曾與著名指揮家庫爾特.馬殊及蒂爾森.湯瑪斯合作。邵氏也擔任過三藩市交響樂團的推廣教育藝術家。

邵氏於悉尼音樂學院、香港中文大學、及三藩市音樂學院接受音樂教育。 師從三藩市交響樂團前首席敲擊樂手傑 克.萬甘、芝加哥交響樂團首席定音鼓手大衛.賀伯特和香港管弦樂團首席定音鼓手龐樂思。他亦獲邀於克里夫蘭音樂學院跟隨定音鼓手保羅.亞希奇學習。其他老師還包括香港城市室樂團的吳美瑩、悉尼交響樂團的馬克.羅賓遜, 以及澳洲協同擊樂團的愛麗遜.艾丁頓。

邵氏致力於推廣當代音樂, 為香港創樂團創團成員之一,現為「敲擊襄」的藝術總監。他於2007年創立P R O J E C T.T.T.,並與加拿大阿菲亞拉弦樂四重奏合作,世界首演計劃為弦樂定音鼓五重奏,旨在推廣高音定音鼓及敲擊樂,並為作曲家提供樂器實驗平台。他首演的作品包括亨氏.布萊克、林品晶、楊嘉輝、鄧樂妍、林丰、葉浩堃、趙朗天、鄺展維等作曲家的作品。邵氏曾任教於香港城市大學創意媒體學院,另外他於曼谷國立藝術大學、曼谷農業大學人文學院定期舉行大師班,邵氏現任教於香港中文大學音樂系。

Muse3 artist Louis Siu recently appeared in the acclaimed sold-out performance of the 40th Hong Kong Arts Festival ExxonMobil New Vision Series “Louis Siu and Friends Percussion Recital”. Siu has received numerous awards for his outstanding performances including the youngest finalist at the 2nd International Timpani Competition of Lyon (2008), First prize in the Australian Percussion Eisteddfod (2003), Asian Cultural Council AIA Foundation Music Scholarship (2005), Hong Kong Arts Development Council Emerging Artist Grant (2010), Percussive Arts Society Cloyd Duff Family Scholarships (2005, 2006), Music Encore by the Board of Studies New South Wales (2003), and finalist at Fort Collin Symphony Young Artist Competition (2007) and San Francisco Symphony’s Concerto Competition (2006).

From 2010-2013 he served as percussion solista of the Macao Orchestra, a position appointed by Maestro Lü Jia. Since 2008, he has been actively performing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta as an extra percussionist, including in subscription concerts, TV broadcasts and a tour with Edo de Waart and Yip Wing-sie; he was an intern with the Four Gig Head Percussion Group, and he performed with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra with Han-na Chang Conducting. In 2007, he performed and toured with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, and in 2006 he performed with the Asian Youth Orchestra. In 2005 he participated in the Aspen Music Festival on a full scholarship, where he worked with Benjamin Herman, Dallas Symphony’s Douglas Howard and Philadelphia Orchestra’s timpanist Don Liuzzi. He made his Davies Symphony Hall debut in the same year with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra with Benjamin Shwartz conducting. During his tenure with the SFSYO youth orchestra he worked with Kurt Masur and Michael Tilson Thomas, Siu also served as Opus Teaching Artist for the San Francisco Symphony’s outreach and education programs.

Siu received his music education at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He studied with Hong Kong Philharmonic timpanist James Boznos and was a scholarship student of Jack van Geem and David Herbert of San Francisco Symphony. He was also invited to study with Paul Yancich at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Other mentors included Rebecca Ng of City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Mark Robinson of Sydney Symphony, and Alison Eddington of Synergy Percussion.

Dedicated to new music, Siu currently serves as Artistic Director for TOOLBOX Percussion, he was one of the founding members of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, he also founded PROJECT.T.T. in 2007. The project aims to promote music for percussion and tenor timpani and create a platform for composers to experiment and develop instrumentally. Louis has premiered works by Heinz Hollinger, Tang Lok-yin, Samson Young, Lam Bun-ching, Fung Lam, Austin Yip, Alain Chiu and Charles Kwong. Siu taught at the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong, he has also host masterclasses at Kasetsart University and Silpakorn University in Bangkok. Siu is currently a part-time instructor at the Music Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.