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Composers and Artists

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.

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 >>