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Composers > Carl Loewe
by Georg Predota | May 7th, 2019

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The North German Schubert Carl Loewe (1796–1869) might no longer be a household name. However, in his time, he was a close friend of Schumann, Weber and Mendelssohn. In fact, he conducted the first performance of Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream [...] more >>

Artists > Ying Fang
by Oliver Pashley | May 1st, 2019

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Making her Hong Kong debut this month is Chinese soprano Ying Fang, singing in Mahler’s Second Symphony with the HK Phil. Now based in the USA, Ying is a principal soprano of the Metropolitan Opera, and also travels frequently for [...] more >>

Composers > Albert Roussel
by Georg Predota | April 3rd, 2019

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“I sought only to serve my art” In 2019 we celebrate the 150th birthday of Albert Roussel (1869-1937), a French composer who turned to music only as an adult. His childhood was overshadowed by the death of both parents and [...] more >>

Artists > Paul Huang
by Oliver Pashley | April 1st, 2019

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‘Music Communicates Without Words’ Taiwanese-born violinist Paul Huang is now based in New York, having moved there aged 12 to study at the Juilliard School’s pre-college programme. Now at the age of 28, having picked up awards including an Avery [...] more >>

Composers > Hector Berlioz
by Georg Predota | March 5th, 2019

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The Hopeless Romantic On 8 March 1869, Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) died in his house in the Rue de Calais in Paris. To commemorate the 150th year of his passing, we pay homage to the writer, conductor, traveler, lover, cynic and [...] more >>

Artists > Li Biao Percussion Group
by Oliver Pashley | March 1st, 2019

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A musical journey across the ages awaits listeners at Li Biao’s concert in Hong Kong on 15 March. Performing arrangements on only percussion instruments, Li Biao and his ensemble will span almost 300 years of music in just one evening.

Composers > Louis Marchand
by Georg Predota | February 2nd, 2019

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The Belligerent Virtuoso Our birthday boy this month is Louis Marchand (1669-1732), born 350 years ago in Lyons on 2 February 1669. By all accounts, he was a rather strange and disturbed character. Described as restless, cumbersome, self-conceited, and ambitious [...] more >>

Artists > Sergei Nakariakov
by Oliver Pashley | February 1st, 2019

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‘Absorb as much as possible from life around you’ Russian-Israeli trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov performs in Hong Kong on 16 February with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, playing works by Mozart and Jörg Widmann.