He Huazhan (何華棧)

He is a famous Cantonese opera singer who studied with the Master Chen Xiaohan. On graduating from the Guangzhou Cantonese Opera School, he went on to the Beijing Chinese Opera Academy for further studies. In 1994 he won the “Outstanding Performance Award” in the “First Performing Art Competition”, and went on to win the “Silver Award” in 1998. In 2000 he won the “Gold Award of the First Rising Star Performing Art Competition”. He is often invited as the guest performer at many concerts. His singing and acting are highly appreciated.

He later established the “Huasheng Cantonese Opera Art Society” in Hong Kong, and has held many solo concerts there as well as in the United States and Canada. His most memorable solo performances include: “Fine Songs for Music Lovers”, “He Huazhan Cantonese Rhythm for Po Leung Charity”, “Pour Your Feelings into Music” and “He Huazhan Cantonese Opera Symphonic Concert”, all of which received rave reviews.

His sing style is eclectic, having integrated the best from many schools of singing. His voice is bright, his diction is clear, and his singing is charming. Over the years he has produced many albums and karaoke DVDs.

Wong Chiu-Kwan |
  王超群, M.H.

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.

2020 Benefit Concert
Embroidering the Fragrant Sachet
Tears on Poem Written at Night
Looking for the Lost Purple Hairpin
The Trial at the Execution Ground
The song that Charms Marshall Chow
Love Commencing from a Simple Act of Kindness
DaiYu's Swan Song
My Life Ruined Just for Love
Rendezvous on the Terrace

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