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Thank you for your support! The 5th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival has finished in January 2014. See you all next year and don't forget to support our fruitful programmes throughout the year!

The Gala Opening Night Concert launches the 5th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival with some of the finest chamber music ever written. The concert celebrates master musicians performing master compositions including Mendelssohn’s beautiful Octet and Brahms’s vivacious Piano Quartet. Undoubtedly the art form at the highest international standard, the Festival places Hong Kong in the top tier of world chamber music festivals.

Schumann - Adagio & Allegro in A flat, Op. 70
Jian Wang, Jon Kimura Parker 

Brahms - Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor, Op. 60
Cho-Liang Lin, Toby Hoffman, Gary Hoffman, Jon Kimura Parker

Mendelssohn - Octet in E flat, Op. 20
Akiko Suwanai, Cho-Liang Lin, Maxim Rysanov, Gary Hoffman, Miró Quartet 

Pre-Concert Talk

15 Jan (Wed) 7pm
Speaker: Dennis Wu
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Open to ticket holders of "Opening Night Gala" 

Personal turmoil and family drama, jealousy, mistrust and insecurity has created some of the most beautiful music of the 19th century. This concert explores how three of the greatest musical minds influenced and provoked one another into creations of inspiration, hope and beauty. Haunting solos and intricate ensemble works make this concert a stand out in the Festival program.  Sponsored by Interlude.

Schumann - Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op. 105
Augustin Hadelich, Joyce Yang

Beethoven - String Quartet No.9 in C, Op. 59, No. 3
Miró Quartet 

Schumann - Three Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73
Burt Hara, Jon Kimura Parker 

Brahms - Sextet No.2 in G, Op. 36
Miró Quartet, Toby Hoffman, Jian Wang  

Pre-Concert Talk

16 Jan (Thu) 7.15pm
Speaker: Dr. Richard Kogan
Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre,
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Open to ticket holders of "The Great German Lineage" 

Perfect for busy urbanites! The Happy Hour Concert presents the perfect opportunity to squeeze a culture fix into the beginning of the weekend with a concert performed by some of the world’s top musicians. Best loved works by Mozart and Schubert are featured alongside Roger Zare’s Geometries, the winner of the Audience Prize at the 2013 Intimacy of Creativity. This concert is for those who are never too busy for the best. 

Roger Zare - Geometries
Roger Zare, Cho-Liang Lin, Burt Hara, Jian Wang

Schumann - Märchenbilder, Op. 113
Maxim Rysanov, Evelyn Chang

Mozart - Piano Trio in E flat, K.498 ‘Kegelstatt’
Maxim Rysanov, Burt Hara, Evelyn Chang

Puccini - String Quartet ‘Crisantemi’

Schubert - String Quartet in C minor, No.12, D.703 ‘Quartettsatz’
Miró Quartet 

Post-Concert Wine Tasting
with Festival Musicians

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Soaring glissandi and rhythmic drive ignite the fire of the Hungarian folk tradition. Weeping cello solos and virtuosic high register violins pull on the heart strings like only the gypsies know how. 

Kodaly - Duo for Violin & Cello, Op.7
Augustin Hadelich, Gary Hoffman

Brahms - Piano Trio No.2 in C, Op. 87
Akiko Suwanai, Jian Wang, Joyce Yang

Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115
Burt Hara, Miró Quartet 

A true virtuoso, Vadim Repin is one of the great violinists of our time.  In addition to being a superb soloist, Repin is also a consummate chamber musician. Performing a duo with the Festival’s Artistic Director, Cho-Liang Lin and showcasing chamber works by his Russian compatriots with top Festival musicians, this concert will reveal the depths of Russian music’s passion and leave audiences breathless.

Prokofiev - Sonata for two Violins in C, Op. 56
Cho-Liang Lin, Vadim Repin

Shostakovich - Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op. 67
Jon Kimura Parker, Vadim Repin, Gary Hoffman

Taneyev - Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30
Joyce Yang, Vadim Repin, Augustin Hadelich, Maxim Rysanov, Jian Wang 

Two pianos dancing together - spontaneous, synchronised, spectacular – provides the vivid conclusion to the 5th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. A full cast of the world’s best musicians performing repertoire from Vivaldi to Rachmaninoff will delight and uplift, leaving audiences wishing the Festival could continue all year round.

Vivaldi - Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, Op. 3, No.10, RV 580
Akiko Suwanai, Vadim Repin, Augustin Hadelich, Cho-Liang Lin, Toby Hoffman, Maxim Rysanov, Gary Hoffman

Brahms - Sextet No.1 in B flat, Op. 18
Augustin Hadelich, Cho-Liang Lin, Maxim Rysanov, Toby Hoffman, Gary Hoffman, Jian Wang

Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos, Op. 45
Jon Kimura Parker, Joyce Yang 

Pre-Concert Talk

23 Jan (Thu) 7pm
Speaker: Dennis Wu
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Open to ticket holders of "Closing Night Gala" 

Discount Schemes

-       Special Discount: 15% discount for each purchase of 3-4 concerts and 20% discount of 5-6 concerts of “The 5th HK International Chamber Music Festival 2014”
-       Group booking Discount: 10% discount for each purchase of 10 or more standard tickets.
-       10% discount for “Friends of PPHK” (NOT applicable to the lowest price).
-       20% discount for JP Morgan staff.
-       Limited half-price tickets for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients are available on a first-come-first-served basis (Half-price tickets are NOT applicable to the lowest price).

Patrons could enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for purchase of the same ticket.


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