8 May 2018

Interview with Violinist Bomsori Kim

‘I remember going to see a recital by Kyung Wha Chung when I was around 7, and I think I cried. The sound that she created with her violin was really overwhelming for me.’

Read the full interview here at Interlude.

2 May 2018

Exciting Danish String Quartet Hong Kong Debut (press release)

Exciting Danish String Quartet
Makes their Hong Kong Debut

Sunday, 3 Jun, 2018 8pm at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

The Danish String Quartetis in a different league altogether, and one that should be attended every time they’re in town.” (Examiner). This unusually blonde and bearded young string quartet has been winning the world over with their “warmth, wit, beautiful tone, and technical prowess” (NPR). Known for their diverse programming, incredible versatility and programmes ranging from Beethoven to Nordic folk tunes, these Danish musicians bring a fresh face to the traditional classical string quartet. The quartet has seen incredible success and rave reviews throughout their ten years together, and are set to mesmerize Hong Kong audiences in their Hong Kong debut.

This concert is part of Premiere Performances’ Recital Series sponsored by Citi. This evening concert is sponsored by SKAGEN and supported by the Danish Chamber of Commerce. The hotel sponsor is The Luxe Manor.

“We are simply your friendly neighborhood string quartet with above average amounts of beard.”

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20 Apr 2018

Korean violin sensation Bomsori Kim Hong Kong Debut (press release)

Korean violin sensation Bomsori Kim
Makes her Hong Kong Debut
together with Rising Star Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 8pm at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

With a combined 28 top prizes in over 14 major international competitions, violinist Bomsori Kim and pianist Pallavi Mahidhara are two musicians to watch. With dazzling stage personalities and exceptional musicianship, this pair will come to Hong Kong for the first time in this Premiere Performances concert featuring gems of the violin, piano and duet repertoire.

This concert is part of Premiere Performances’ Recital Series sponsored by Citi. It is an Associated Project of Le French May and is supported by the Korean Consulate General.


Bomsori Kim, left, winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition.
Pallavi Mahidhara, right, second prize winner and Young Audience Award winner of the 2014 Geneva International Piano Competition.

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18 Apr 2018

Dialogue on Schubert’s songs with Benjamin Appl

In light of two concerts with Schubert songs to be sung in April in Hong Kong, Goethe-Institut Hongkong in collaboration with Premiere Performances and The Classical Singers are co-presenting a special discussion about Schubert and his songs. Expert panellists are Benjamin Appl, London-based German baritone, Caleb Woo, Hong Kong-based baritone and Professor Su Yin Mak, Associate Professor, Department of Music, Chinese University of Hong Kong. The talk will be conducted in English and moderated by Dr Sylva Chan, Founder of The Classical Singers

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9 Mar 2018

Hypnotic Baritone, Benjamin Appl, Set to Captivate Listeners at his Hong Kong Debut (press release)

Hypnotic Baritone, Benjamin Appl, Set to Captivate Listeners at his Hong Kong Debut

Monday April 23rd 8pm at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

Benjamin Appl – “the current front runner in the new generation of Lieder singers” (Gramophone) – is set to mesmerize listeners with an evening of adventure, romance, magic, and high emotion.

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