There are a lot of thoughtful moments — the imagery of the shut-down streets in Hong Kong, the tied up chairs in the concert hall, our star ferry, our harbour… that solitude. It is really moving.” Kathy Lam, RTHK 4
“I’ve been to the recital live. But revisiting his Goldberg Variations in the cinema still touches me deeply” Daisy Lee, Tai Kung Pao
Despite a three week hotel quarantine, Berlin-based pianist Chiyan Wong returned to his hometown in March 2021 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and gave a heart-felt recital to live audience. For the first time in almost six months, classical music lovers gathered in a concert hall again for the inspiration of a live music performance. As the centrepiece of his stunning programme, the award-winning pianist shared his unique interpretation of Busoni’s kaleidoscopic arrangement of Bach’s classic Goldberg Variations.
“Encore!” (2021) was selected as part of the London Lift-Off Film Festival 2022.
Produced and recorded live by Premiere Performances of Hong Kong.
This event is part of the MOViE MOViE “Life is Art. Design in Motion” Festival.
MENDELSSOHN Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35, No. 1
BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (after the Busoni edition, with modifications by Chiyan Wong)
BACH/BUSONI Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004
Duration: 87 minute
Language: Cantonese / English (Subtitles: Chinese / English)
Directors: Kenny Cheung, Sharen Lau
Cast: Chiyan Wong