Media Conference in Hong Kong
(by invitation only)
Award Presentation for the 2nd Global Cantonese Opera Song-writing Contest
and official kick-off of the first Cantonese Opera Concert ever to be live-streamed around the world.
Date: May 23, 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 12 noon
Location: Regal Palace, Regal Hotel, Causeway Bay, HK
MVOH Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert
Concert in 5 parts to be live streamed from Hong Kong over two days. Tentative program as follows:
PCHC – Museum of Migration Society as the co-presenter in Canada will provide more information in English regarding the artists and songs closer to the kick-off of the concert to help non-Chinese subscribers to get the most of out this first Cantonese opera concert ever to be live streamed globally.Visit www.pchc-mom.ca to get frequent updates.
In the mid-1960s, Wong Chiu-Kwan learned the art of acting from Master Tam San-San, who excelled in playing the role of the female lead in Cantonese opera. She studied “cheung hong” from Master Lau Wing-Chuen. In the 1980s she performed throughout South East Asia, and became a leading female artist in Cantonese opera after she returned to Hong Kong in the nineties. She is famous for playing female military roles, especially as the general on bound feet. Over the years she has partnered with many leading male artists, including Man Chi- Sui, Yuen Siu-Fai, Lo Ka-Ying, Ng Chin-Fung, Lung Kwun-Tin, Lee Lung, among others in forming various Cantonese Opera Troupes.
Apart from being famous for her mastery of the art of performing on bound feet, she is also recognized for her contributions in promoting Cantonese opera education and community work. In 2010 she was honoured as The Artist of the Year (Opera) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and awarded a certificate by the Home Affairs Bureau; in 2018 she was appointed as the Artistic Director of the Cantonese Opera Rookies’ Performance Series hosted by the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong.
Partners (In Canada)
Partners (Hong Kong & Macau)