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Composers > Erich Wolfgang Korngold
by Georg Predota | November 9th, 2017

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“My music creed is the inspired idea” Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) might have been the most phenomenal musical prodigy of all time! At the age of 9, he played his cantata Gold to Gustav Mahler, who pronounced him a genius. [...] more >>

Artists > Richard Lin
by Oliver Pashley | November 1st, 2017

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‘Just Enjoy the Moment’ Taiwanese American violinist Richard Lin is no stranger to Hong Kong, having performed at a fundraising event with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta in January this year. He returns this month to play Korngold’s violin Concerto with [...] more >>

Composers > Karol Szymanowski
by Georg Predota | October 5th, 2017

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“I seek for love everywhere—ceaselessly” In 2017 we celebrate the 80th passing of Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), one of the most unique musical voices of the 20th century. Born in the Ukraine into a family of landed gentry who settled there [...] more >>

Artists > Andrew Tyson
by Oliver Pashley | October 1st, 2017

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Learning from Other Genres Performing an eclectic mix of music in Hong Kong this month is young American pianist Andrew Tyson. Originally from North Carolina, he studied at the Curtis Institute and went on to New York’s prestigious Juilliard School. [...] more >>

Composers > Olivier Messiaen
by Georg Predota | September 7th, 2017

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Spiritual Radiance in Music 25 years ago, on 27 April 1992, one of the most original and influential musical minds of the 20th century passed away in Paris. Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was the leading French composer of the generation after [...] more >>

Artists > David Kadouch
by Oliver Pashley | September 1st, 2017

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Generosity, Openness, and Freedom Having just landed from a whirlwind trip to Aspen, David Kadouch grabs a couple of days of respite before heading to Hong Kong this month to perform Saint-Saëns’ second Piano Concerto with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, [...] more >>

Composers > Georg Philipp Telemann
by Georg Predota | August 3rd, 2017

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A self-taught musical genius! It seems hard to believe, but during the first quarter of the 18th century, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was considered the greatest living composer besides George Friedrich Handel! While he was historically eclipsed by J. S. [...] more >>

Artists > Mishka Rushdie-Momen
by Oliver Pashley | August 1st, 2017

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After eight years of study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, young pianist Mishka Rushdie-Momen is establishing herself on the international scene. She has been mentored by András Schiff and has given a number of recitals in his [...] more >>