Barbara Fei SBS

Barbara Fei 費明儀 女士

 香港著名歌唱家 

香港國際音樂家協會永遠榮譽主席

 

 

費明儀(1931年-2017年)早年習琴,啟蒙老師丁善德教授,1948年就讀南京國立音樂學院,隨易開基教授繼續 主修鋼琴,1950年在香港隨趙梅伯教授專習聲樂。1956年赴法國里昂音樂學院,主修聲樂;稍後轉學巴黎Schola Cantorum,隨世界著名女高音軒納夫人繼續深造。

 

 

1960年,費女士學成返港,從事聲樂教學、舉行獨唱會、在電臺和電視演唱,並應邀在新西蘭、美國及亞洲各大城市舉行獨唱會。為推廣香港合唱藝術,培養年青一代的音樂愛好者,於1964年創辦明儀合唱團。

 

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1980年,中國音樂家協會首次邀請香港音樂家回國演出,費女士應邀在北京、上海、廣州等地舉行演唱會;1981年和上海交響樂團合作演出,1985年由廣州交響樂團伴奏演唱《唐宋詩詞》。在中國歌劇方面,費女士曾擔任監製及女主角,在香港演出改編自山西民間故事《啞姑泉》之《甜姑》及國內創作喜歌劇《第一百個新娘》。

 

費女士致力於音樂學術交流,熱衷推動香港音樂文化藝術的發展,1987年當選為香港合唱團主席。香港合唱團協會自1987年成立至今,曾多次舉辦合唱研討會、合唱學術講座及各大型合唱音樂會,如【中國合唱音樂節】、【亞洲聲樂大賽(香港,1994)】、1997回歸音樂節之【新世紀的旋律】,為慶祝香港回歸十周年,策劃、籌辦於2007年8月舉行之大型合唱音樂會【長征組歌】,以及為慶祝香港回歸十三周年和十四周年,統籌200人合唱隊於2010年及2011年7月,先後和中國人民解放軍民族樂團和中國人民解放軍軍樂團演出大型民族交響音畫【泰山】和大型交響管樂音樂會等;為慶祝香港特別行政區成立15周年,再次統籌400人合唱隊於2012年6月參予【國際軍樂匯演】的演出。費女士為推動香港合唱藝術不遺餘力。

費明儀女士曾任【香港藝術發展局】委員及音樂小組主席,【明儀合唱團】音樂總監及指揮、【香港合唱團協會】主席、香港大學亞洲研究中心【名譽研究院士】、【香港民族音樂學會】會長、【香港中華聖樂團】董事、音樂總監/指揮、【香港中樂團】資深顧問等。費女士在2011年榮獲委任為中國文聯全國委員會榮譽委員,2001年及2012年獲香港特別行政區行政長官頒授銅紫荊星章和銀紫荊星章。2008年6月、2010年3月和2013年9月獲香港演藝學院、香港教育學院及香港浸會大學頒授【榮譽院士】之名銜。2011年被任為維也納世界和平合唱節之藝術顧問。2013年7月更獲香港各界婦女聯合協進會頒授【香港六藝卓越女性】之榮銜。2016年獲北京中華文化促進會頒授【2015中華文化人物】。

 Ms.Barbara Fei  SBS

Hong Kong famous singer

Permanent Honorary President of HK•IMA

Barbara Fei began her music studies as a piano student under Professor Ding Shan-de and later with Professor Yin Kai-chee at the National Music Conservatory, Nanjing, China, In 1950, she came to Hong Kong and started vocal lessons with Professor Chao Mei-pa, In l956,Fei went to France to refine her art at Conversatoire De Lyon,majoring in vocal music,and later on at Schola Cantorum in Paris, under the world famous soprano and eminent voice teacher, Madame Lotte Schoene.

Since her return to Hong Kong in 1960, Ms Fei has given many recitals and performed in radio and television.She was also invited in many occasions to perform in New Zealand, the United States and other Asian cities. With an aim to promote choral music and develop interest in music among the youth in Hong Kong,she founded the Allegro Singers in 1964.

In 1980, Barbara Fei was the fist artist invited by the Chinese Musicians Association to perform in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou; and also with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in 1981 and 1985 respectively.In the field of opera, she has made possible the production of two Chinese contemporary works, Sweet Maiden(Tien-gu) and the One Hundredth Bride, in both of which she is the producer and as well as appeared in the title-role.

Apart from being a concert singer, Ms Fei is well-known for her contributions to many music activities She is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies. Since its establishment in 1987, the Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies has presented many choral seminars, conferences and grand choral concerts, such as “Choral Concerts of Chinese Music”、“The Galaxy of Chinese Choral Works 1994”、”Asia vocal Competition(Hong Kong)94” and the Melodies of New Era in 1997 Reunification Music Festival, etc. In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the HKSAR, Ms Fei planned, organized and made possible the grand concert “The Long March Suite”in August 2007, in July 2010”The National Symphony Mount Taishan” and 2011“Symphonic concert”. In June 2012 commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Ms Fei again organized 400 choral members to sing at “International of Military Tattoo”. Barbara Fei has made utmost in the promotion of the choral arts in Hong Kong.

Barbara Fei is at once the Chairman of the music committee of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council; Music Director and Conductor of the Allegro Singers; Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies; Honorary Research Fellow of the Center of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong; Chairman of the Hong Kong Ethnomusicology Society; Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Chinese Oratorio Society; Senior of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, etc. In year 2011, Barbara Fei appointed by PRC as Honorary Member of the National Committee of“The China Federation of Literary and Art Circles”. In June 2008、March 2010 and September 2013 awarded“The Honorary Fellowship”by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts、Hong Kong Institute of Education and Hong Kong Baptist University respectively. She was also appointed as Artistic Adviser to the Vienna World Peace Choral Festival 2011. In July 2001, Barbara Fei was awarded the“Bronze Bauhinia Star”and“Silver Bauhinia Star”in July 2012 by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. In July 2013 again awarded “Hong Kong Women of Excellence in the Six Arts” by The Hong Kong Federation of Women. In January 2016 awarded one of the tenth “Chinese Culture Figures of 2015”.

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