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Artist-in-Residence 2017-18: Renaissance Music DIY - Workshop 1

  • Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall HKUST (map)
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Session: 8 Feb & 22 Mar 2018 (Thur) (Participants must attend both sessions)
Time: 7:30 - 9 pm
Venue: Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall

The word “Renaissance” carries the meaning of “Rebirth”. The artists of the period first tried to recapture the arts of the early Greek and Roman periods, and latter formed their own concepts of art and music making. A large amount of music was written for the church, in polyphonic style. With the increase in wealth among the famed families, music making for entertainment became more popular than ever. Madrigals were sung to a large extent in “universities” of that era, so besides knowing and appreciating those musical forms, participants from the UST will certainly also be singing songs of this genre together.

In this period, musicians also began to earn their living through providing dance music in the court. They used a large variety of instruments and the recorder was certainly one of the most important media. Participants of the workshops will learn to play those Renaissance style recorders and other instruments of the era.


Workshop instructors | Artist-in-Residence 2017-18

The history of L’Artiste can be traced back to 2005, when Joseph Lee formed the recorder ensemble L’Art du Bois. Through holding concerts and masterclasses in various venues across the territory, the ensemble proved to be a success and quickly established itself as the leading performing group of such genre. In order to extend the repertories to include music from the Medieval and the Renaissance period, which undoubtedly involves the performance of more varied musical instruments than the recorders, Joseph established the L’Artiste in 2013. In addition to its vast collection of early musical instruments, L’Artiste now specializes not only in recorders but also in performing multi-instrumental music from the 12th Century to the 18th Century. With intensive research and continuous refinement, it aims at introducing to the local audience the beauty of these underappreciated music and unfamiliar musical instruments.

Language: English/ Cantonese
Quota: 30
Fee: HK$100 deposit ($40 refundable)


  • For HKUST members only
  • The deposit will be refunded to participants upon their completion of all sessions. Participants will receive deposit refund from CFA staff.
  • Competent participants will be invited to join the final concert performance on 19 April 2018.
  • Another workshop series of Baroque music will be held in April 2018. Participants of Medieval or Renaissance workshops will have priority to join.


Registration period: 12 Jan – 7 Feb 2018

1. Reserve a place
Submit the online registration form, please click here

  • please use ITSC email address to register for identification
  • you will receive a notification email from Center for the Arts afterward

2. Pay the deposit 
resent the notification email and pay the deposit at CFA office to confirm your place

Presented by the HKUST Center for the Arts