“Her technique is dazzling, her tone wonderfully varied, from crystalline purity to powerfully raw, and the energy propelling her playing seems unstoppable.” – The Guardian German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott will grace the stage of City Hall in November with a programme of French repertoire inspired by her new album, Nightfall. As a prominent figure in the international classicalRead Article
Exciting Danish String Quartet
Makes their Hong Kong Debut
Sunday, 3 Jun, 2018 8pm at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
The Danish String Quartet “is 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.
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.
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
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.
The 9th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival wrapped up last week after 12 days of spectacular music. Over 4,800 people attended the 22 Chamber Music Festival events, including almost 3,300 audience members at the six ticketed concerts. This year’s Chamber Music Festival featured 16 international and 20 local musicians. Many audience members said that it was our best chamber music festival to date!