MMus candidate in Royal Academy of Music (RAM), London

Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) candidate

B.A in Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

 

“ William’s Messiaen is fantastic, he deeply understands it…”

Pascal Gallet

 

 

Hong Kong pianist Fu Kat-Ho William is known for his deep understanding, maturity and warm sound in his playing, which brought him to performances in Hong Kong, Japan, Greece, United Kingdom, Vienna extensively. He is currently studying piano with Prof. Carole Presland in Royal Academy of Music as a Master of Music student. During his study in the Academy, he got a high recommendation in the Lilian Davies Prize, a “mature and serious” performance of a Beethoven Sonata, which brought him a further concert opportunity in 2018 at Norden Farm Arts Centre in Maidenhead, United Kingdom. His performance and concert series across the UK then won critical acclaim. He has also represented Musical Odyssey Masterclass in numerous recitals, including in City Lit in London.

 

William graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), majoring piano performance and composition under the tutelage of Prof. Raymond Young Chap Lai and Dr. Lo Hau-man respectively. He had lessons with teachers including Nikolai Demidenko, Imogen Cooper, James Kirby, Pascal Devoyon, Thomas Rosenkranz, Roland Batik, Nancy Loo and Eleanor Wong.

 

Competition success includes Janet Duff Prize from Royal Academy of Music, first-runner up in both North London Festival- Piano Appelbe Prize, the Antonio Vivaldi International Music Competition Vienna (formly known as Austro-China Piano Competition) and second-runner up in Piano Solo-Gold Medal Award in Hong Kong School Music Festival. He has also participated in the Summer Academy of Mozarteum, studying under Prof. Robert Levin. In 2017, he performs as soloist with the Chinese University Student Orchestra, playing Saint-säens’second Piano Concerto. He frequently receives scholarships, including Talent Development scholarship, CUHK Cash scholarship, C.F. Hu Scholarship and most recently and Yu-Luan Shih Creativity Award. Supported by the Nichola Boas Charitable Trust and the scholarship given by the Musical Odyssey Masterclass, William studies intensively with the prestigious pianist Nikolai Demidenko in Greece, and he is granted the Aspen Foundation Prize, which enables him a recital in Leighton House upcoming March.

 

As an active collaborative pianist William works intensively with the Flute | Piano duo the Arc. With the flautist Marco Leung, The arc is currently on progress of performing the whole standard repertoire of piano-flute literature. William's ensembleship has brought him to performances in concert halls like the Hong Kong City Hall High Block and St. Mary Abbots Church. 

Apart from being a versatile pianist, William is also a composer- He was a preparatory member of the Hong Kong Composer’s Guild and is currently a member of Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH). He gets commissions from various artistic groups like Yat Po Singers and Hong Kong Children’s Choir. He is also passionate about keyboard improvising, and he is going to improvise on film in Royal Academy Music’s Piano Festival. 

個人簡介

「他的梅湘十分精采丶而他完全瞭解這音樂…」

 

帕斯加·加雷(Pascal Gallet)

 

香港鋼琴家傅吉豪因其對樂曲的深刻、成熟的理解,以及溫暖的琴音備受讚譽。他曾在香港、日本、希臘、英國、維也納等地作演奏。於2018年,他演繹的貝多芬奏鳴曲於Lilian Davies 大獎中榮獲推薦獎,隨後獲Dr. Nigel Wilkinson邀於梅登黑德的諾登范演奏廳演奏。他的音樂會巡迴演出大獲好評。近日他於英國倫敦萊頓屋博物館(Leighton House Museum、英國二級歷史建築) 舉辦的音樂會,全場滿座,受眾多音樂圈內圈外人士的肯定。他亦曾多次代表musical odyssey masterclass 舉辦音樂會,包括在City Lit 進修學校的演奏會。隨即他在世界各地舉辦音樂會、主持大師班及擔任鋼琴比賽評判。

傅氏畢業於英國皇家音樂學院(Royal Academy of Music)中的音樂碩士課程,畢業音樂會以優異成績獲優異演奏文憑(DipRAM);學士畢業於香港中文大學音樂系。鋼琴師隨Prof. Carole Presland、楊習禮教授。他也被羅乃新丶黃懿倫丶Nikolai Demidenko, Dmitri Alexeev, Imogen Cooper, Robert Levin, James Kirby, Pascal Gallet, Pascal Devoyon, Giuseppe Albanese, Danny Driver, Thomas Rosenkranz等教授受教;作曲隨盧厚敏。

 

 

他曾於眾多比賽中奪魁,他是唯一一名入圍第五屆法國加尼國際鋼琴決賽的香港參賽者;亦獲皇家音樂學院的Janet Duff Prize, North London Festival- Piano Appelbe Prize, the Antonio Vivaldi International Music Competition Vienna , 以及香港校際比賽鋼琴金牌獎。他亦曾與中文大學學生管絃樂團表演聖桑第二協奏曲。傅氏獲諸多獎學金、以彰顯他在音樂共他領域的成就,如香港特別行政區政府獎學基金- 才藝發展獎學金、胡格非畢業生海外深造紀念獎學金、香港作曲家及作詞家協會獎學金、玉鑾室創作獎及學術創作獎以及Aspen Foundation Prize等。他亦熱衷於鋼琴長笛合奏,與長笛手梁俊彥組成The Arc二重奏,在香港丶倫敦等地作巡迴演出,現在己表演過大部分鋼琴長笛合作曲目。

 

 

此外,傅氏也是一位多面的藝術家- 其主要身份包括作曲家及音樂節籌辦者。他曾頻繁地獲各種作曲委約,包括香港聲蜚合唱節中的新巴哈作品委約、譜寫合唱音樂《童·心夢》、無伴奏合唱小組一鋪清唱委約舞台劇《心魔》、香港中文大學文物館委約中樂作品《過客》、香港青年管樂合奏團委約《雲海》。他的管樂作品《午夜後的世界》更被中文大學崇基管樂團帶往廣西藝術音樂學院,於東盟音樂周中演出。此外,傅氏也積極於編曲工作、他的編曲曾被諸多團體演出,包括香港音樂事務處以及香港理工大學合唱團。他最近的《發現拉威爾》個人紀錄片,為推廣法國音樂而製,大獲好評。