World class chamber music and recitals
HKICMF 2018: An Evening in Paris

17 January 2018 (Wed) 8pm

Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
$580, $380, $240, $100

(50% off for Full-time Students / Senior Citizens / Disabled & CSSA Recipients, with limited quota, not applicable to $100 tickets)

Be swept away to Paris by the virtuosic playing of harpist Emmanuel Ceysson in a night devoted to French music.

 
DEBUSSY: Petite Suite for Piano Four hands 
Orion Weiss, Anna Polonsky

 

FAURÉ: Impromptu No. 6, Op. 86
Emmanuel Ceysson

 

RAVEL: String Quartet in F Major
Jerusalem Quartet

 

Intermission

SAINT-SAËNS: Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124
Cho-Liang Lin, Emmanuel Ceysson

DEBUSSY: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Patrick Gallois, Richard O’Neill, Emmanuel Ceysson

RAVEL: Introduction& Allegro 
Emmanuel Ceysson, Cho-Liang Lin, Kitty Cheung Man-yui, Richard O’Neill, Isang Enders, Patrick Gallois, Andrew Simon

17/01/2018 8:00 PM
HKICMF 2018: A Lifetime of Beethoven


19 Jan 2018 (Fri) 8pm

Concert Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
$380 / $240 / $100

(50% off for Full-time Students / Senior Citizens / Disabled & CSSA Recipients, with limited quota, not applicable to $100 tickets)

Experience the profound transformation of Beethoven in this concert spanning the early, middle and late stages of his life.

BEETHOVEN: Serenade in D Major for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 25
Patrick Gallois, Cho-Liang Lin, Richard O’Neill

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 16, Op.135
Jerusalem Quartet

Intermission

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97
Sitkovetsky Trio

19/01/2018 8:00 PM
HKICMF 2018: 20th Century Masterworks


20 Jan 2018 (Sat) 8pm
Concert Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
$380 / $240 / $100
(50% off for Full-time Students / Senior Citizens / Disabled & CSSA Recipients, with limited quota, not applicable to $100 tickets)

This program features works by great composers who deliberately set out to distance themselves from the musical styles and values of the late 19th century, and ended up redefining classical music in the process.
 

STRAVINSKY: Suite from L'Histoire du SoldatforClarinet, Violin and Piano 
Pierre Génisson, Alexander Sitkovestsky, Qian Wu


RAVEL: Piano Trio
Sitkovetsky Trio


Intermission 

BRITTEN: GeminiVariations for Flute, Violin, and Piano Four Hands, Op. 73
Evelyn Chang, Orion Weiss, Cho-Liang Lin, Patrick Gallois



PROKOFIEV: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 50
Jerusalem Quartet

RAVEL: La Valse 
Orion Weiss, Anna Polonsky

 

 

20/01/2018 8:00 PM
HKICMF 2018: Family Concert by Viva! Pipers, Woodwind Quintet


21 January 2018 (Sun) 4pm

Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre

$240, $100

(50% off for Full-time Students / Senior Citizens / Disabled  & CSSA Recipients, with limited quota, not applicable to $100 tickets) 

(in Cantonese)

The Viva! Pipers are made up of five talented musicians from Hong Kong who will show you how cool playing a wind instrument can be.  This afternoon concert is the perfect introduction to the wind family of instruments and small ensemble playing. Programme includes family favourites, from traditional folk songs and classical music to blockbuster movie themes and lively cartoon melodies.
21/01/2018 4:00 PM
HKICMF 2018: Viennese Interlude


22 January 2018 (Mon) 8pm

Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

$580, $380, $240, $100

(50% off for Full-time Students / Senior Citizens / Disabled & CSSA Recipients, with limited quota, not applicable to $100 tickets)

Chamber music is rooted in the Viennese tradition. This evening’s concert features interesting musical combinations of strings and woodwinds, and is crowned by Schubert’s mighty string quintet – his last completed work before he died.

 
TELEMANN: Four Concerti for Four Violins, TWV 40:201-204
Cho-Liang Lin, Alexander Pavlovsky, Sergei Bresler, Alexander Sitkovestsky

MOZART: Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285 
Patrick Gallois, Cho-Liang Lin, Richard O’Neill, Isang Enders

BRAHMS: Clarinet Trio, Op. 114
Pierre Génisson, Isang Enders, Qian Wu

Intermission

SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956
Jerusalem Quartet, Li-Wei Qin

22/01/2018 8:00 PM
HKICMF 2018: Russian Farewell

24 Jan 2018 (Wed) 8pm
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
$580 / $380 / $240 / $100
(50% off for Full-time Students / Senior Citizens / Disabled & CSSA Recipients, with limited quota, not applicable to $100 tickets)


The 9th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival comes to a rousing conclusion with pieces by three iconic Russian composers. Less than 25 years separates these compositions, but there is a world of difference between them.

  

BACHMANINOFF: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Kyoko Takezawa, Li-Wei Qin, Orion Weiss

STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring for Piano Four hands
Orion Weiss, Anna Polonsky

Intermission

TCHAIKOVSKY: Sextet Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Kyoko Takezawa, Cho-Liang Lin, Richard O’Neill, Ori Kam, Li-Wei Qin, Kyril Zlotnikov

24/01/2018 8:00 PM
Benjamin Appl Lieder Recital with James Baillieu, piano

23 April, 2018 (Monday, 8pm)
City Hall Concert Hall


"The current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers... wonderfully expressive and seductive" Gramophone 


$480 / $300 / $200 / $100
(50% off for Full-time Students/Senior Citizens/Disabled & CSSA Recipients, with limited quota, not applicable to $100tickets)

 

Join us for an evening of adventure, romance, magic, high emotion, and beautiful melodies performed by Benjamin Appl, “the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers” (Gramophone). German baritone Appl will bring the piano-and-voice partnership of 19th century Lieder to life alongside celebrated Lieder pianist James Baillieu. A debut on all fronts—two young performers and Premiere Performances’ first Lieder recital!

 

23/04/2018 8:00 PM
Duo Recital - Bomsori Kim, violin & Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

15 May, 2018 (Tuesday, 8pm)
City Hall Concert Hall

$480 / $300 / $200 / $100
(50% off for Full-time Students/Senior Citizens/Disabled & CSSA Recipients, with limited quota, not applicable to $100 tickets)

With a combined 28 top prizes in over 14 major international competitions, violinist Bomsori Kim and pianist Pallavi Mahidhara are two musicians to watch. With dazzling stage personalities and exceptional musicianship, this pair will come together as a duo for the first time in this Premiere Performances concert featuring gems of the violin, piano and duet repertoire. As always with Premiere Performances, you heard them here first!

 

15/05/2018 8:00 PM
The Danish String Quartet

3 June, 2018 (Sunday, 8pm)
City Hall Concert Hall

“The Danish String Quartet is in a different league altogether, and one that should be attended every time they’re in town.” The Examiner

"They play at the highest artistic and technical level" New York Classical Review

$480 / $300 / $200 / $100
(50% off for Full-time Students/Senior Citizens/Disabled & CSSA Recipients, with limited quota, not applicable to $100 tickets)

 

"We are simply your friendly neighborhood string quartet with above average amounts of beard."

This unusually blonde and bearded young string quartet has been winning the world over with their “warmth, wit, beautiful tone, and technical prowess” (NPR). Known for their diverse programming, incredible versatility and programmes ranging from Beethoven to Adès and Schnittke to Nordic folk tunes, these Danish musicians bring a fresh face to the traditional classical string quartet. The quartet has seen incredible success and rave reviews throughout their ten years together, and we are thrilled to present them in their Hong Kong debut.
3/06/2018 8:00 PM