PRESS

August 17, 2021

REVIEW: Glover, Ehnes and Yang take it up a notch at the music festival - The Aspen Times

"Finally, Saturday morning’s opera master class at Wheeler Opera House concluded with an extraordinary moment: A concert of new art songs by eight young composers in the festival’s program, including a setting of Langston Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son.” Mei-ling Meilina Tsui, from Kazakhstan by way of Hong Kong, wrote irresistible, emotionally convincing music that drew from her own culture and that of countertenor Key’mon Murrah, who grew up in a Black family in Kentucky. Both said the poet’s words resonated with their histories, and the music, and Murrah’s performance with pianist Manuel Arellano, certainly conveyed it. Let us hope that we get to hear it again and again."

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May 19, 2021

World Premiere of New Work at Tai Kwun - Hong Kong Economic Times

My interview in Chinese with the Hong Kong Economic Times, in which I talk about my mixed cultural background and upbringing in Hong Kong, the musical influences and experiences I have had as a composer, and my thoughts on education. It also mentions the world premiere of my new work “Secret Labyrinth” commissioned by Musicus Society, performed at 大館 Tai Kwun, an iconic historic landmark in Hong Kong.

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January 21, 2019

CASHFLOW Magazine, Issue 88, 2019: #Hashtag 音樂人 Musicians

My interview with CASHFLOW published by the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH). 

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November 11, 2018

Inaugural Concert of the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Chamber Soloists - RTHK

"Another new work to be featured by ‘The RTHK Chamber Soloists’ is the Piano Quintet No. 2 by Meilina Tsui, who is currently working on her Doctorate in Composition at the University of Michigan. When asked how she would compare the new work with her Piano Quintet No. 1 (for piano and string quartet), and whether the piano part would take prominence since she is a pianist herself, she revealed that all parts are equally distributed but the work has an improved timbre due to the addition of a woodwind instrument. She has also combined traditional western classical music with folk elements in the work, making it more a truly ‘local’ work."

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September 15, 2018

Secretary for Home Affairs meets with Vice Mayor of Almaty - The Government of the Hong Kong SAR Press Releases

"The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, today (September 15) met with the Vice Mayor of Almaty, Mr Arman Kyrykbayev, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to exchange views on strengthening co-operation between the two places... Tonight, Mr Lau will attend a concert jointly presented by Hong Kong and Kazakhstan. Young Hong Kong musicians who play Chinese and Western music will perform alongside renowned Kazakhstan musical ensembles including the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Kazakhstan, the Kazakh State String Quartet and the Turan Kazakh Ensemble. Some of the music pieces were composed by a young Chinese musician, Meilina Tsui, who was born in Kazakhstan. She will also take part in the performance."

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May, 6, 2018

Мэйлина Тсуй популяризирует культуру Казахстана в Гонконге (Meilina Tsui popularizes Kazakh music tradition in Hong Kong) - KAZINFORM

My interview in Russian with Kazakh International News Agency, Kazinform, in which I talk about my educational background, and musical achievements.

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April 27, 2018

2018 Intimacy of Creativity Preview - Youtube

Preview video of Intimacy of Creativity, including snippets of my interview in which I talk about my new work, String Quartet No. 2.

March 18, 2018

HK Phil Composers Workshop - Beyond The Ring Proves To Be A Huge Success

"The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's "Composers Workshop - Beyond the Ring" Public Working Session and Showcase was held on 13 March 2018 at the Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong. In our commitment to nurturing composing talents in Hong Kong, the HK Phil has organised a series of workshops and a public showcase for six young local composers - Chan Chi-long, Kwok Man-ho, Meilina Tsui Mei-ling, Wong Ching-yin, So Ho-chi, and Wong Chun-wai. Their new works were premiered by the HK Phil under the baton of conductor Sebastian Perowski, with the honoured attendance of officiating guest Mrs. Angelina Cheung, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs."

 

Meilina Tsui: "I was impressed by the excellent performance by the HK Phil. The ancillary programmes provided me with much inspiration for my composition. The conductor was very experienced. I appreciated his comments, which will improve my future compositions."

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May, 2017

Meilina Tsui gives composition masterclass at Renaissance College Hong Kong (RCHK) - English Schools Foundation (ESF) Alumni News

"Meilina Tsui (Class of 2012) returned to Renaissance College to give a composition masterclass for current DP music students and music scholars. Meilina is an award-winning composer and pianist who studied at CUHK and King’s College London, and is currently living in Hong Kong where she creates her own music and compositions."

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