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Composers > Alexander Dreyschock
by Georg Predota | July 2nd, 2019

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“The Pianistic God of Thunder” Countless highly talented individuals populate the musical universe, but very few get immortalized in poetry. But that’s exactly what happened to the Czech pianist and composer Alexander Dreyschock (1818-1869). The prolific Danish author Hans Christian [...] more >>

Artists > Alondra de la Parra
by Oliver Pashley | July 1st, 2019

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‘Variation and Contrast’ Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra has made waves as the first ever Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Born in New York, she has worked with orchestras all over the globe, including the Berlin Radio [...] more >>

Composers > Jacques Offenbach
by Georg Predota | June 4th, 2019

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“The Mozart of the Champs-Élysées” Born 200 years ago, Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) was of outstanding significance in popular music of the 19th century. He composed some of the catchiest tunes and melodies ever written, and he exerted a powerful influence [...] more >>

Artists > Pablo Ferrández
by Oliver Pashley | June 1st, 2019

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Pablo Ferrández, Berlin-based Spanish cellist and Instagram superstar, makes his Hong Kong debut this month with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, playing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto.

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 >>