Rocky Lok joins me on episode 79.
Rocky lives in Hong Kong, where there is a vibrant harmonica scene. Harmonica is taught in many schools there, which is how Rocky got started playing himself almost 50 years ago. He went on to become part of the King's Harmonica Quintet which has played many prestigious concerts, including in front of an audience of twenty thousand, as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympics torch procession and winning the group competition at the World Harmonica Championship in Trossingen.
Rocky is a former president of the Hong Kong Harmonica Association where he was involved in setting-up the Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival and is regular judge in the competitions. He also help organise the current Guinness world record of the most harmonicas playing together, officially 6131 people in Hong Kong.
King’s Harmonica Quintet:
Hong Kong Harmonica Association:
The first Hong Kong International Chromatic Harmonica Competition, 2022:
The first Hong Kong International Composition Competition for Chromatic Harmonica 2021:
Details on the different chromatics Rocky plays:
The 13th Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival 2022:
Upcoming King’s Harmonica Quintet show:
King's Harmonica Quintet playlist:
Rocky playing solo:
Rocky interview with Hohner from 2012:
The 13th Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival 2022 concert:
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