5:00 Daniel Modl - Sonata Movement III by Paul Creston
5:30 Zach Arthur - Fuzzy Bird Sonata Movement III - Takeshi Yoshimatsu
Jacky Leung is one of the most active young classical and pop Hong Kong-born saxophonists. He began his music studies at the age of 7 and he started to learn saxophone studies when he was 13. Since then, he started achieving grading and winning prizes with not only major instruments but also other woodwind and brass instruments like euphonium and trombone throughout his time in school.
He continued his bachelor study on Saxophone under Parsons Music Foundation Scholarships in Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) under the baton of Michael Campbell (ex-bass clarinetist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra). During his years of study in HKAPA, he had won the Concerto Competition for three years. In 2016, he completed his master degree as the first saxophone under a full scholarship from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund (Local Studies)
Jacky had given various musical styles of performances in many institutes, events and radio broadcast including Eastman School of Music (2012), World Saxophone Congress in Scotland (2012), Music China in Shanghai (2013 – 2016) and Radio Television Hong Kong (2016). He was also being invited as a guest soloist and guest quartet group in different important saxophone events including the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in Thailand (2016) and the opening concert in the first Asia Saxophone Congress (2016) in Taiwan. In 2017, Jacky was invited as the guest lecturer of “Lao Shan Art Lecture” held in Qingdao Grand Theatre, which was later aired in the Qing Dao TV Dangjian Channel. In 2017 & 2018, Jacky was invited twice to host masterclass & recital in Mahidol University, Thailand and he also conducted workshop and recital in Shantou University & Kuala Lumpur Performing Art Centre, Malaysia in 2018. In the same year, Jacky won the 2nd Runner up of Open Session, Solo Wind Instrument, 19th Osaka International Music Competition.
Apart from this, he also performed with a number of renowned artists including Vincent David, Timothy Roberts, Nathan Bogert, Kenny Tsai, Stephen Page etc.
Along with his instrumental career, Jacky leads a number of orchestras and concert bands as conductor & band director. Under his guidance, their performances and competition received very high recognition. In 2017, he also played and conducted in the concert with West Symphonia band from Singapore, which received high acclaim. In the same year, he has also served as one of the jury members of the Elbe Valley International Music Festival.
Jacky is also very committed in contributing to the community. He is currently the music director of Music Children Foundation ( http://musicchildren.org.hk/en/home/) providing free music training including different music curriculum & chamber music experience to underprivileged children in Hong Kong.
Last but not least, Jacky is also active in composition and arrangement work. He always arranged music to be performed by his chamber group ONLY ONE and he also wrote and composed many different varieties of pieces for school, organisation or commercial parties. In 2017 & 2018, he was also the producer of CD, "Fly High Little Ones @ Sham Shui Po" & “Amazing” for Music Children Foundation charity musical.
Jacky is the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong International Single Reed Association, Music Director of the Music Children Foundation and freelance saxophonist of the two most representative orchestras in Hong Kong namely the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. More information and media clips are available at www.jackyleung.hk.