2 Sep 2021

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.

Concert Film
Encore! Chiyan Wong’s Goldberg Variations

Directors: Kenny Cheung, Sharen Lau
Artist: Chiyan Wong
Duration: approx. 90 mins
Language: Cantonese / English
Subtitles: Chinese / English

Recital Programme
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

World Premiere
11 Sep 2021 Sat 7:30pm
K11 Art House
Level 4, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tickets available now at MCL Cinema at $130

2 Sep 2021

Award-winning pianist David Greilsammer plays Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas (Additional performance on 8 Sep!)

Premiere Performances’ Fall 2021 Recital Series opens with
Award-winning pianist David Greilsammer’s Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas

Additional performance added on 8 Sep (Wed) 7:30pm at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall


“One of the most accomplished and adventurous musicians of his generation” The New York Times
Scarlatti:Cage Sonatas was selected by The New York Times as one of ten most Important Musical Events of the Year.

By popular demand, Premiere Performances of Hong Kong (Premiere Performances) is thrilled to add one more performance to Franco-Israeli pianist David Greilsammer’s acclaimed solo recital programme “Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas”.

The first performance on 5 Sep 2021 (Sunday) is nearly sold out, so an additional performance has been scheduled for 8 Sep 2021 (Wednesday). Known for his eclectic and fascinating programmes, David Greilsammer is recognised as one of the most audacious and adventurous artists in the classical world.Read Article

2 Jul 2021

Job Vacancies: Senior Arts Administration Officer

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 dynamic and experienced team in one of the city’s most exciting arts organisations.Read Article

31 Mar 2021

Premiere Performances Recital Series back on stage with award-winning musicians

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).

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12 Mar 2021

Read our 2019/20 Annual Report

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!

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