Giocoso Trio returns to Tai Kwun with our Fantasyland! Let us open up your imagination by helping you to travel through the microcosmos, featuring different composers from across the world. From Salamon’s spirited trio to the masterpiece by Schmitt, the mysterious duo by Riegger and two hidden gems composed by Koechlin, we will eventually arrive at the last stop of this Fantasyland with humorous work of Arnold. Come and join our journey!
19.04.2021 Concert: Fantasyland
Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano / Sean Michael Salamon
Pastroale, Op.75 bis / Charles Koechlin
Épitaphe de Jean Harlow, Op.164 / Charles Koechlin
Sonatine en trio, Op.85 / Florent Schmitt
Somewhere Over the Rainbow / Harold Arlen (arr. Rupert Austin)
Duo, Op.35 No.3 / Wallingford Riegger
Grand Fantasia / Malcolm Arnold
Performed by Marco Leung (Flute), Peggy Lai (Clarinet) & Louis Ng (Piano)
About the artists
Formed in 2018, the Giocoso Trio was established by three local graduates of the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London: flautist Marco Leung, clarinettist Peggy Lai and pianist Louis Ng. The Giocoso Trio aim to bring their audience relaxing and joyous music, as suggested by their name “Giocoso,” which means lively in Italian. The trio believe that by combining unique instruments, such as the flute, clarinet and piano they can give their listeners a fresh sound of harmony.
In early 2019, they were honoured to be selected as part of the “RCM Gateway” scheme, which was designed to give artists access to a wide range of performance opportunities. The scheme brought the Giocoso Trio to various venues in London, notably St Stephen’s Church and St James's Sussex Gardens.
Giocoso Trio are now based in Hong Kong and perform regularly with the goal of promoting classical music to the city’s audiences. Recent recitals include the “Afternoon Series” at Tai Kwun and “Midday Oasis” at Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Giocoso Trio will also be performing in one of the Le French May 2021 Associated Projects. They are eager to work alongside other local young composers and introduce works by lesser-known composers in their upcoming projects.