[Hong Kong, 29 August 2022] Premiere Performances of Hong Kong announces today their Fall Recital Series line-up with three world-class musicians playing solo recitals. “One of today’s most thrilling harpsichordists” (Gramophone Magazine) Mahan Esfahani returns to Hong Kong on 26 September for The Art of Fugue by J.S. Bach; rising-star Brazilian guitarist Plínio Fernandes makes his Hong Kong début showcasing bothRead Article
Live music returns at Premiere Performances with
Turkish Rising Star Cellist Jamal Aliyev
Recital on 15 May 2022 7:30 pm at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Premiere Performances of Hong Kong (Premiere Performances) is delighted to be bringing Turkish rising-star cellist Jamal Aliyev for his long-awaited Hong Kong début, live on stage, on 15 May 2022, 7:30pm at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall.
“…countless little touches of imaginative colour… whirling and shimmering… Thought-provoking.” Gramophone on Jamal Aliyev
Turkish rising-star cellist Jamal Aliyev finally makes his Hong Kong debut with this spicy and heartfelt recital programme with pianists Evelyn Chang and Vanessa Wong Wai-yin! Jamal Aliyev is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after cellists of his generation. Since his solo debut at the BBC Proms in 2017, the young cellist has been invited as a soloist and in recitals around Europe to rave reviews. Hugely popular in Turkey, the cellist has given recitals with composer Fazil Say, and has performed concertos with various well-known orchestras in his home country. As the centrepiece of his recital, Jamal Aliyev will be performing the captivating Fazil Say Cello Sonata inspired by four Turkish cities (Asian premiere). The programme will also feature the world premiere of the Kâtibim Jazz Variations written by LA-based Turkish composer Cem Oslu, written for Jamal Aliyev.Read Article
The return of Chamber Music Festival in 2022! With over 20 overseas and local artists in 8 exciting classical music programmes
[December 2021, Hong Kong] Premiere Performances of Hong Kong (Premiere Performances) announces the return of their annual chamber music festival – the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival – which will take place from 9-23 January 2022. Described by the South China Morning Post as “Hong Kong’s cultural landmark”, the celebrated music festival has been held annually in January since 2009.
Despite the recently tightened travel restrictions, Beare’s Premiere Music Festival 2022 will include over 20 overseas and local musicians, including the Hong Kong début of Chinese cellist Xin Shi, Slovenia-based Chinese violinist Dan Zhu, Shanghai/Berlin based Chinese pianist Zee Zee (Zhang Zuo), and more. The festival will also feature Hong Kong’s own musical powerhouses, including the legendary jazz guitarist Eugene Pao, pianists Chiyan Wong (returning from Berlin), Warren Lee and Colleen Lee, the Romer String Quartet, and more.Read Article
Premiere Performances of Hong Kong (Premiere Performances) announces today the return of Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang (楊雪霏) to their recital series. The star guitarist will be playing a colourful and virtuosic programme of Chinese, Spanish and Latin guitar repertoire on 30 November 2021 (Tuesday) 7:30pm at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall.Read Article
Premiere Performances and Hong Kong Sinfonietta collaborate to bring Clarinet virtuoso Gilad Harel (20 & 23 Oct) and Award-winning pianist Alexander Ullman (18 & 20 Nov) for recitals and concertos
Premiere Performances and Hong Kong Sinfonietta collaborate to bring
Clarinet virtuoso Gilad Harel (20 & 23 Oct) and
Award-winning pianist Alexander Ullman (18 & 20 Nov)
for recitals and concertos
Premiere Performances of Hong Kong (Premiere Performances) and Hong Kong Sinfonietta are delighted to continue their collaboration in bringing international artists to Hong Kong. This fall, Israeli clarinet virtuoso Gilad Harel and multiple award-winning British pianist Alexander Ullman will each give a solo recital for Premiere Performances and perform a concerto with Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Both have agreed to complete a 14-day hotel quarantine upon arrival in Hong Kong.Read Article
Chiyan Wong’s acclaimed Goldberg Variations recital “ENCORE” on Silver Screen, 11 Sep (Sat) 7:30pm at K11 Art House
Award-winning pianist Chiyan Wong’s recital with Premiere Performances in April received rave reviews. In collaboration with MCL K11 Art House, Premiere Performances of Hong Kong (Premiere Performances) presents the concert film “Encore!” – a documentary and live recording of the acclaimed recital.
Premiere Performances’ first concert film celebrates the long-awaited return of live music. 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. South China Morning Post said “Pianist Chiyan Wong shows masterful touch in Bach-Busoni Goldberg Variations…featured playing of tenderness and beauty”. As reviewed by Dennis Wu on The Stand News, Wong’s recital was a reminder that “we need to attend a concert and listen to music played by a human of flesh and blood”.
The film will be screened in 4K resolution with 5.1 surround sound. The film presents the recital together with exclusive interviews from the perspective of the artist, the presenter and audience members.
Directors: Kenny Cheung, Sharen Lau
Artist: Chiyan Wong
Duration: approx. 90 mins
Language: Cantonese / English
Subtitles: Chinese / English
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
11 Sep 2021 Sat 7:30pm
K11 Art House
Level 4, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui