a harp and voice duo
Duo Reine--meaning "Queen"---was newly formed in 2016 by acclaimed harpist Judy Ho and soprano Jessica Ng from Hong Kong. The two became friends while performing for The Sound of Art concert series in 2014 at the Hong Kong Art Museum, and have continued to perform together since.
Judy and Jessica share a deep love for the immediacy and intimacy of salon culture, and a passion for theatrical storytelling. This led to their first creative collaboration: a jewel box concert based on the life and music of the French Queen Marie-Antoinette. They have since gone on to explore a variety of styles, ranging from gems of the Belle Epoque to Negro spirituals, to contemporary sound installations.
Their most recent commissions are two Cantonese song cycles by celebrated South African composers Pieter Bezuidenhout and Franco Prinsloo. The latter's "Three Pictures" had its world premiere at the Fringe Club, in a concert attended by the South African Consulate General of Hong Kong.
Their next concert "IN/BETWEEN" will be presented as part of the Aardklop festival, in South Africa. Check back for information!
Photo credit: Franklin Lau 2016