Premiere Performances is Hong Kong’s pre-eminent presenter of solo recitals and chamber music. Our world class recitals, chamber music festival, outreach/ education programmes and school concerts are distinguished by our drive to present the best to every audience and to make live music accessible to all. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamicRead Article
Premiere Performances Recital Series back on stage with award-winning musicians
Chiyan Wong (piano, Hong Kong), Zee Zee Zhang Zuo (piano, China) and Rachel Cheung (piano, Hong Kong)
Premiere Performances of Hong Kong (Premiere Performances) announces today their new line-up for 2021 Spring Recital Series, live on stage. The 2021 Spring Recital Series includes:
- London-based Hong Kong-born pianist Chiyan Wong returns to play Bach’s Goldberg Variations (Apr 26),
- Queen Elisabeth Competition winner Zee Zee (Zhang Zuo) plays Ravel and Liszt (May 17), and
- Van Cliburn finalist and Audience Award winner Rachel Cheung plays a intimate and virtuosic recital programme (May 31).
See what we’ve been up to this year!
Looking back on our 2019-2020 season, we feel incredibly fortunate to be able to have presented such high quality – even record-breaking – events. Right in the midst of the protests, we had one of our best attended concerts in Premiere Performances’ history (Alice Sara Ott, Nov 2019) – in terms of ticket sales, only Miloš and Yuja Wang’s Hong Kong début were higher. Sandwiched between the protests and COVID-19, the 11th Beare’s Premiere Music Festival (January 2020) featured 35 musicians in 29 events – our biggest festival to date! And our own Viva Pipers! broke a record, selling out completely the Sai Wan Ho Civic Center for a delightful family concert in Nov 2019.
Learn more by reading our 2019/2020 Annual Report!
Premiere Performances of Hong Kong (Premiere Performances) announces today the cancellation of Beare’s Premiere Music Festival 2021. Five ticketed programmes will be cancelled due to the pandemic. Affected events include Miloš in Recital: Beyond the Rainbow (13 January), Fiesta Brass Family Concert (16 January), Akiko Suwanai & Friends: Dvořák Piano Quintet (18 January), Benjamin Appl’s Winterreise (20 January) and Chamber Music Gala with Cho-Liang Lin (21 January).Read Article
Premiere Performances and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra collaborate to bring Miloš Karadaglić (guitar) and Akiko Suwanai (violin) to Hong Kong amidst the pandemic
Premiere Performances of Hong Kong (Premiere Performances) and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) announce today an unprecedented collaboration to bring international artists Miloš Karadaglić (guitar) and Akiko Suwanai (violin) to Hong Kong amidst the pandemic. Miloš and Akiko will both be arriving in Hong Kong in December 2020 and will go through the 14-day quarantine procedure. They will each be playing a concerto with the HK Phil in January 2021, as well as participating in Premiere Performances’ Beare’s Premiere Music Festival in the same month. Such arrangement is unique, as it is unusual for an artist to perform with different presenters in the same city within the same period of time. Premiere Performances and the HK Phil join hands to lift such restraints to encourage internationally renowned artists to come to Hong Kong despite the quarantine arrangements.
The 2021 Recital Series includes:
- Hong Kong Debuts of renowned cellists Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Camille Thomas,
- Superstar Joyce DiDonato bringing a blend of art songs, jazz and tango,
- The return of two cancelled 2020 events with Miloš Karadaglić and David Greilsammer, and
- Celebrated returns of pianist Sunwook Kim and the Jerusalem Quartet.