Music Director

Christopher Cheng    鄭智山

Christopher Cheng graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong with BA, PgDE and MA degrees in music.  He holds Dip ABRSM and LRSM (percussion) and certificates (singing and piano) with distinctions.  He also holds an American Guild of English Handbell Ringers Level I Handbell Director’s Certificate.

Cheng has prepared chorus for John Rutter and conducted the Hong Kong Oratorio Society in 2017, and he was selected to be a conducting fellow in 2016 Hong Kong SingFest, following Prof. William Weinert, 2016 Hong Kong Arts Festival Nicolas Fink conducting masterclass, he also prepared one of the choruses of Mahler Symphony No. 8 for Hong Kong Vienna Music Festival 2016; he was a conducting fellow of 2015 Die Konzertisten Chen Yun-Hung Conducting Masterclass; World Youth and Children’s Choir Festival Hong Kong 2015, following Dénes Szabó and conducting Cantemus Pro Musica Girls’ Choir (Hungary); 2015 Hong Kong SingFest, following Dr. Stephen Coker; 2014 Hong Kong SingFest, following Rolf Beck and Helmuth Rilling; 2013 Hong Kong SingFest, following Helmuth Rilling (in collaboration of Hong Kong Sinfonietta) and 2012 Vancouver Chamber Choir National Conductors’ Symposium, following Jon Washburn.

Cheng has given the Hong Kong Premieres of Rutter’s Feel the Spirit and The Sprig of Thyme. His repertoire includes a concert version of Schönberg’s Les Misérables, Basler’s Missa Kenya, Faure’s Requiem, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, complete J. S. Bach’s Lutheran Masses, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Coronation Anthems, Rutter’s Gloria and Poulenc’s Gloria.

He captured the category champion (Musica Sacra) with a gold medal with Hong Kong Youth Choir in 2016 Singapore International Choral Festival and he is preparing for the Advanced Conducting Class in the 38th International Choral Conducting Summer School 2017, organised by Association of Irish Choirs, following Brady Allred.

鄭智山現時為香港新青年合唱團的音樂總監,並已獲取香港浸會大學音樂學士、香港中文大學學位教師教育文憑及音樂碩士。鄭氏考獲英國皇家音樂學院聯合委員會文憑(敲擊樂)及演奏級文憑(敲擊樂)、聲樂及鋼琴證書(優異)、美國手鈴協會手鈴一級證書。

鄭氏在2017年為約翰‧盧特訓練合唱團及指揮香港聖樂團,並曾獲選為2016香港聲蜚合唱節韋納德大師班、2016香港藝術節芬克大師班及2015 Die Konzertisten陳雲紅大師班的學員,並曾為2016香港維也納音樂節的馬勒《第八交響曲》演出訓練其中一隊合唱團。他也是香港世界青少年合唱節的指揮學員之一,指揮Dénes Szabó的匈牙利Cantemus Pro Musica女聲合唱團,並曾為香港聲蜚合唱節2015、2014及2013年的指揮學員,分別跟隨顧克博士、瑞霖及貝克學藝,以及於2012年參與溫哥華室內合唱團的國家指揮大會,師從瓦許本。

鄭氏曾於香港首演盧特的《同感靈風》和《百里香枝頭》,而其他曲目包括荀伯克《孤星淚》音樂會版本、巴斯拉《肯亞彌撒》、佛瑞《安魂曲》、莫扎特《加冕彌撒》,全套巴赫《路德彌撒》,韓德爾《上主如是說》及《加冕頌歌》,以及浦朗克及盧特的《榮耀頌》。

他聯同香港新青年合唱團,於2016年新加坡國際合唱節獲得宗教歌曲組的組別冠軍,獲得金牌,並現準備參與愛爾蘭合唱團協會舉辦的2017年第三十八屆國際合唱指揮夏令營的高級指揮課程,師從奧爾雷德。