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Composers > Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dargomïzhsky
by Georg Predota | January 11th, 2019

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“Great teacher of musical truth” On 17 January 2019 we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Russian composer Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dargomïzhsky (1813-1869). Born in the Tula district on 14 February 1813, Dargomïzhsky was a popular and highly skilled [...] more >>

Artists > Haochen Zhang
by Oliver Pashley | January 1st, 2019

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‘Breathe More andante Enjoy Life’ Haochen Zhang on Oxygen in Performance Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang performs Rachmaninov’s First Piano Concerto on 18 and 19 January with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Between concerts in the USA and China he takes a [...] more >>

Composers > Giulio Romano Caccini
by Georg Predota | December 4th, 2018

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“Music is text and rhythm, and sound last of all” 400 years ago, the Italian composer, singer, teacher and instrumentalist Giulio Romano Caccini (1551-1618) passed away in Florence. He wasn’t a particularly pleasant individual, and frequently guided by envy and [...] more >>

Artists > Nicolas Altstaedt
by Oliver Pashley | December 1st, 2018

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‘We’re all on the same side’ German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt plays Dutilleux’s Tout un monde lointain with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta on 1 December. It’s not his first visit to Hong Kong – he was in Hong Kong previously for [...] more >>

Composers > Gioachino Rossini
by Georg Predota | November 6th, 2018

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“Give me a laundry bill and I will set it to music” When Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) spontaneously decided to retire in 1829, he was universally considered the most popular opera composer in history. No other composer enjoyed his prestige, popular [...] more >>

Artists > István Várdai
by Oliver Pashley | November 1st, 2018

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Planting and Harvesting I chat with István Várdai when he is in Helsinki, after a long tour of concerts across China and Europe. He continues his travels to Hong Kong on 5 November, playing a recital with pianist Sunwook Kim.

Composers > Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
by Georg Predota | October 2nd, 2018

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“Inspiration does not willingly visit the lazy” Ten days after the successful premiere of his Sixth Symphony in 1893, a raging cholera epidemic claimed the life of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), one of Russia’s most famous composers. His music appealed [...] more >>

Artists > Ivan Krpan
by Oliver Pashley | October 1st, 2018

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Something Beautiful and Something Natural 21 year-old Croatian pianist Ivan Krpan makes his Hong Kong debut this October, playing a programme of Beethoven, Busoni, and Liszt. Before Hong Kong, Ivan travels to Venice and Milan, playing some of the repertoire [...] more >>