Cristina Ortiz at the Hong Kong Club

Venue Hong Kong Club, Victoria Suite

         1 Jackson Road, Central

(Hosts: Arun and Christine Nigam)

Date:  21st February (Tuesday)

Time: 7:00pm Reception

         7:30pm Concert

         8:30pm Dinner

         9:30pm Carriage

Attire: Smart Casual, no denim and gym shoes

Programme

Bethoven:    Moonlight Sonata

Chopin:       Sonata in B min Op 56

Villa-Lobos: A Lenda da Caboclo

                   Valsa da dor

 

Cost: Dinner, concert and drinks

         $580 Early Bird ends 15th February

         $630 (from 16th Feb)

         Concert only $250

RSVP: christine.nigam@aol.com/9464 1941

Please send cheque to
Christine N Concerts Ltd

1801 Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong or

Online payment HSBC 400 493 599838(Able Rays Ltd). If you are coming for dinner, please make payment no later than 2 days before the concert for planning purposes.

Biography

Cristina Ortiz’s  natural musicality, masterful craftsmanship and commitment to refined playing have ensured her a place among the most respected pianists in the world. Throughout her extensive career she has performed with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, and the Chicago Symphony, Philharmonia and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras amongst many others. She has collaborated with conductors such as Neeme Järvi, Mariss Jansons, Kurt Masur, André Previn and David Zinman.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP3sBGNGGSo


 

Cristina Ortiz made a debut in Singapore

Ticketing:

http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cristina0217

“A Lioness of the Piano” (Wprost)

RAVEL Sonatine
CHOPIN Sonata in B minor Op.58
BEETHOVEN Moonlight Sonata
VILLA-LOBOS A Lenda da Caboclo
Valsa da dor
Festa no Sertão

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iP3sBGNGGSo

Biography

Cristina Ortiz’s natural musicality, masterful craftsmanship and commitment to refined playing have ensured her a place among the most respected pianists in the world. Throughout her extensive career she has performed with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, and the Chicago Symphony, Philharmonia and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras amongst many others. She has collaborated with conductors such as Neeme Järvi, Mariss Jansons, Kurt Masur, André Previn and David Zinman.

Ortiz’s remarkable technique and acute sense of musical adventure is particularly evident in her wide-ranging repertoire. A popular artist with promoters and audiences around the world, she has recently worked with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de Sâo Paulo, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Haydn Orchestra Bolzano and Trento. Highlights in coming seasons include her debut with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais as well as a European tour with the Fine Arts Quartet to include Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

Beyond the concert platform, Cristina Ortiz has recorded some thirty albums for EMI Classics, Decca, Collins Classics and, most recently, Intrada, Naxos and BIS. Spring 2014 saw Naxos release her recording of solo piano works by York Bowen, while three previous recordings on the same label are collaborations with the Fine Arts Quartet - featuring music by Saint-Saëns, Franck (which won a Gramophone Editor’s Choice plaudit) and Fauré respectively.

Between recitals and concerto performances, Ortiz is a passionate and committed teacher, giving masterclasses worldwide as well as private lessons. She has recently held workshops at Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Australian National Academy of Music, National Centre for the Arts in Mexico, Tokyo College of Music and Per Piano Solo Festival in Amandola, Italy, as well as throughout the UK.

 

 

St John's Voices, Cambridge Handel's Messiah, Hong Kong and Singapore

Choir: St John’s Voices, Cambridge University
 
Music Director: Graham Walker
 
Soloists
Billie Robson- Soprano
Alice Webster - Alto
Sam Oladeinde - Tenor
Jonathan Hyde - Bass
 
 
20th December, Tuesday 7:30pm, Victoria Concert Hall
 
Simply one of the greatest choral works of all time, Handel’s Messiah, under the baton of Music Director of Graham Walker, will be performed in Hong Kong on 18th December and Singapore on 20th December.
 
Composed in only 24 days, Handel’s Messiah is extraordinary as the entire text of its oratorio is taken word for word from the Bible. From the first notes of its overture, Messiah traces the story of Jesus Christ from the need for a Saviour from the fall of man to His triumphant return at the end of days. It continues to be the composer’s most popular work and may well be the most performed classical work of all time.

 

 

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge September 2016

A CLARE BENEDICTION by The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge University

5th September  Concert Hall, City Hall 8pm

 A Clare Benediction: Music from across the centuries with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and Conductor Graham Ross.

 

Tickets are available from all Urbtix outlets commencing 13th June.

Programme

WILLIAM BYRD (1539/40–1623Laudibus in sanctis

*HENRY PURCELL (1659–95) Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–76) Hymn to St Cecilia 

*JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750) Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf

JONATHAN HARVEY (1939–2012) Come Holy Ghost 

*HEINRICH SCHÜTZ (1585–1672) Deutsches Magnificat 

GUSTAV HOLST (1874–1934) Nunc dimittis 

 

GILES SWAYNE (b. 1946) Magnificat 

*HERBERT HOWELLS (1892–1983) The fear of the Lord 

PIERRE VILLETTE (1926–98) Hymne a la Vierge 

BENJAMIN BRITTEN arr. HARVEY BROUGH (b. 1959) Corpus Christi Carol 

*EDGAR BAINTON (1880–1956) And I saw a new heaven 

WILLLIAM HARRIS (1883–1973) Faire is the heaven 

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872–1958) Through bushes and through briars

MICHAEL TIPPETT (1905–98) Steal away

GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898–1937) arr. GRAHAM ROSS (b. 1985) Summertime

MARVIN HAMLISCH (1944–2012)/CAROLE BAYER SAGER (b. 1947) arr. JIM CLEMENTS (b. 1983) Nobody does it better 

WARD SWINGLE (1927–2015) Country Dances

*JOHN RUTTER (b. 1945) A Clare Benediction

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge July 2016

Brahms Requiem The Choir of King's College, Cambridge University Hong Kong Tour

27th July The Grand hall,Lee Shau Lecture Hall, Hong Kong University 8pm

Music Director: Stephen Cleobury

Soprano: Louise Kwong (for Brahms Requiem)

 'Not only is it beautifully sung, it is as close to perfection as one could hope to hear...'.International Record Review

Programme

Byrd     Laudibus in sanctis (Psalm 150- Paraphase)

Tallis    Loquebantur variis linguis (Pentecost liturgical (Biblical ) text

Britten   Hymn to St Cecilia (Auden)

Brahms  Requiem (piano accompaniment)

Brahms Requiem (Piano for Four Hands)

 

Tickets are available at all Urbtix outlets

The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge July 2016

 

 

 

 

Choral Masterworks The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge University 11th July Hong Kong

 

  Music Director : Stephen Layton

 'Unsurpassed excellence...The emotional intensity of the Trinity College singers places theirperformances in a class of their own. Gramophone

 

Voted as one of the top five best choirs in the world by Gramophone Magzine, the Trinity College Choir, Cambridge will be coming to Hong Kong to perform two concerts:

 11th July 2016, 8pm Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Programme

PÄRT Bogoróditse

BYRD O Lord, Make Thy Servant

TALLIS Salvator mundi

PURCELL Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences

STUCKY O sacrum convivium

EŠENVALDS The Heavens’ Flock

RAUTAVAARA Evening Hymn, Ekteniya

PARK The Wings Of The Wind

ELGAR Give Unto The Lord

INTERVAL

TWIST Hymn of ancient lands

MARTIN Mass

Kyrie

Gloria

Credo

Sanctus

Agnus Dei

HOWELLS Te Deum (Collegium Regale)

 

Tickets on sale from www.urbtix.hk

$480 / $380 / $280 / $180

 

 

 

 

It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing- The Choir of Trintiy College, Cambridge 12th July Hong Kong

 

 

12th July Concert Hall, Hong Kong  City Hall

 

"It don’t mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing)".  "Join the Choir for a recital of light music favourites including Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington".

 

 

 

Programme

 

 

 

Sumer is icumen in Anon (c13th)

Now is the month of Maying Thomas Morley

The silver swan Orlando Gibbons

Pastime with good company King Henry VIII arr. Kirby Shaw

Hark all ye lovely saints Thomas Weelkes

Draw on, sweet night John Wilbye

Irish folk tune from County Derry arr. Percy Grainger

Australian up country song arr. Percy Grainger

What shall we do with the drunken sailor English Traditional arr. Jonathan Rathbone

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho Spiritual arr. Jonathan Rathbone

Way over in Beulah-lan’ Spiritual arr. Joseph Jennings

Ain’t that a kick in the head? James van Heusen arr. Owain Park

Long ago (and far away) Jerome Kern arr. Ken Naylor

Cheek to cheek Irving Berlin arr. Ken Naylor

Once upon a dream Kirby Shaw

Teddy bears’ picnic John Walter Bratton arr. Keith Roberts

Michelle Lennon and McCartney arr. Peter Gritton

Silence is golden Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio arr. Owain Park

It don’t mean a thing (if it ain’t got that swing) Duke Ellington arr. Ben Parry

My funny valentine Richard Rogers arr. Owain Park

All the things you are Jerome Kern arr. Robert Rice

The carnival is over Tom Springfield arr. Martin Bussey

Spiderman Bob Harris arr. Steve Friedman

 

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$480/ $380/  $280 /$180

 

 

Tallis Vocalis 1st April 2016, Concert Hall, City Hall

 A Renaissance Easter Journey by Tallis Vocalis

Conductor: Geoffrey Webber , Music Director of The Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge

1st April 2016.  Concert Hall, City Hall  8pm

Programme

 Allegri           Miserere  (edition by Byram-Wigfield)

 Lotti               Crucifixus a 8

MacMillan     Miserere

Browne         Jesu, Mercy, How May This Be

Hassler          Missa octo vocum

Tallis             Ife Ye Love Me

Philips           Surgens Jesus

Taverner        Dum transisset Sabbatum I

 Gibbons         O Clap Your Hands 

 Tickets are on sale from www.urbtix.hk $320 to $80  (50% discounts for Students and seniors on A and B price categories.)

 

 

The Byron Consort of Harrow School Hong Kong Tour 19-22nd Dec 2015

19th December 3pm and 8:15pm City Hall Recital Hall 8th Floor. Tickets from www.urbtix.hk

Programme includes:

extracts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, probably accompanied by a small group of instrumentalists, along with a range of unaccompanied choral music for the Christmas season by mainly Renaissance composers including Christopher Tye and Giovanni Gabrieli and modern composers including Morten Lauridsen, Gabriel Jackson and Eric Whitacre.

The Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge Asian Christmas Tour 7th-22nd Dec 2015

      12th Dec  4pm Shatin Town Hall Concert Hall

      17th Dec  8pm Victoria Concert Hall Singapore  

      18th Dec  8pm Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre

     

 “Ave Maria”
Classic Motets from across the Ages with  Carols for Advent and Christmas

Members of the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, UK
Director – Dr Geoffrey Webber
Organ – James Leitch

Ave Maria.                    William Byrd (1543-1623)
Videte miraculum.        Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)
Ave Jesu Christe.           Peter Phillips (1560-1628)
Ecce vicit Leo.               Peter Phillips
Organ solo: Noël Suisse Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772)
Ave Maria.                     Bach / Charles Gounod (1818-93)
Ave verum corpus          W. A. Mozart (1765-91)
O dives custos               Henry Purcell (1659-95)
Panis angelicus.             César Franck (1822-90)
Tollite hostias                Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Interval
Drop down ye heavens   Judith Weir (b. 1954)
Song of the Nuns of Chester 15th-C.,         arr. J. H. Arnold
The Boar’s Head Carol Trad.                      arr. M. Shaw
Adam lay-ybounden                                   Stuart MacRae (b. 1976)
Glory to the Christ Child.                           Alan Bullard (b. 1947)
Candelight Carol                                       John Rutter (b. 1945)
Organ solo: Noël Écossais
Offertoire sur un Noël Espagnol.                 Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Hail Mary! Spiritual,                                   arr. W. L. Dawson
Behold the Star Spiritual,                           arr. W. L. Dawson
The innumerable Christ                              William Sweeney (b. 1950)
Balulalow.                                                  Peter Warlock (1889-1930)
Benedicamus Domino.                                Peter Warlock


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The title ‘Ave Maria’ belongs to some of the most famous songs and motets across the Ages. It is also an appropriate theme for Advent and Christmas, since it tells of the Archangel Gabriel’s message to the Virgin Mary, announcing the coming of the Messiah. This ‘Annunciation’ also happens to be the dedication of the Chapel of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. The famous motets in the first half of this concert exploit different combinations of voices, from solo and duet to eight-part choir. One motet is a duet for two sopranos which refers to a different Mary, this time the Queen of England who reigned (jointly with her husband William) 1689-94 and died from smallpox aged 32. Purcell’s poignant duet sets a text in Latin that refers to the mourning of her death in both Oxford and Cambridge. The second half of the concert features carols old and new, beginning with two based on plainsong and then proceeding with a colourful and entertaining mixture of moods and styles. ‘Ave Maria’ appears again, this time in the form of a Afro-American Spiritual arrangement, and the concert ends with two contrasted pieces by Warlock, the cradle-song ‘Balulalow’ followed by the exuberant ‘Benedicamus Domino’ which concludes: “On this appointed feast, yes, this is our time, let us bless the Lord. Glory! Praise! God is made man and immortal.” The organ solos feature Christmas melodies from around Europe: Switzerland, Scotland and Spain.

Geoffrey Webber

 

12th December 2015  at the Hong Kong Club (Hosts: Arun and Christine Nigam)

 

7:00pm  Dinner    $400

8:30pm  Concert  $350, Students $200

           Concert Dinner $700 
           CASH BAR

 

 

Tollite hostias                   Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Ave verum corpus              W. A. Mozart (1765-91)

Panis angelicus                 César Franck (1822-90)

O dives custos                  Henry Purcell (1659-95)

The Boar’s Head Carol       Trad. arr. M. Shaw

Song of the Nuns of Chester       15th-C., arr. J. H. Arnold

Candelight Carol               John Rutter (b. 1945)

Glory to the Christ Child    Alan Bullard (b. 1947)

 

Christnas Sing-Along       

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Away in a Manger

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

O Come All Ye Faithful

The Holly and the Ivy

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

Sans Day Carol

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

 

 

 

Reverie Vocal Ensemble

Reverie is a new and exciting contemporary vocal ensemble uniting some of Britain’s very best young professional singers.
 
 
2 shows 
 
4pm: From Byrd to Britten- A Journey of Choral Classics
8:15pm: Butterfly-An Evening of Choral, Madrigals, Jazz and Pop.
 
Video of Reverie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“The choir produced a remarkably pure yet full bodied sound that brought the gloriously crunchy harmonies fully to life… The real strength of Reverie’s performance was their ability to engage” 
Planet Hugill – A World of Classical Music

Susan Chan Pianist 2nd September

East West Encounter. Susan Chan, Piano

“Jesus bleibet meine Freude” from Cantata No. 147, BWV 147 . . . . . JS Bach/Wilhelm Kempff
(“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”) (1685–1750/1895–1991)


“Die Seele ruht in Jesu Händen” from Cantata No. 127, BWV 127 . . . . . . . . Bach/Harold Bauer
(“My Soul Doth Rest in Jesus’ Keeping”) (1873-1951)


“Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” from Cantata No. 140, BWV 140 . . . . . . . . . . . Bach/ Kempff
(“Awake, the Voice Commands”)


12 Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman”, K. 265/300e . . . . . . . Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791)


Prélude, fugue et variation, Op. 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . César Franck/Harold Bauer
(1822-90/1873-1951)


~~~ Intermission~~~


Pianobells (Commissioned Piece 2012) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zhou Long
(b. 1953)


“Lamentations of Lady Chiu-Jun” (1964) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doming Lam
from Gu-Chu Piano Suite: A Transcription for Piano (b. 1926)
after the Fashion of Chin and Pipa, Op. 12a


Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1 (1978-79) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tan Dun
1. Missing Moon 5. Red Wilderness (b. 1957)
2. Staccato Beans 6. Ancient Burial
3. Herdboy’s Song 7. Floating Clouds
4. Blue Nun 8. Sunrain


Northern Scenes (Commissioned Piece 2013) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chen Yi
(b. 1953)

The Choir of St John's College Choir, Cambridge

St John's College Choir, Cambridge University

Tuesday 24th March 2015  Concert Hall, The Esplanade Concert  7:30pm

Monday 30th March 2015  City Hall, Concert Hall, 8pm

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge is one of the finest men and boys choirs in the world, known and loved by millions from its recordings, broadcasts and concert tours. A cornerstone of the great English choral tradition since the 1670s, the Choir is recognised for its distinctive, rich and expressive sound and is today directed by Andrew Nethsingha.

 

Ticketing

Singapore from SISTIC (date available tbc) $18/$25/$35/$45/$60

 

Hong Kong  www.urbtix.hk $460*, $360*, $260*, $160 and $120

(*50% discount for students and seniors with quotas) Group Discount 6-9 tickets 10% off and 10 tickets and more 20% off.)

 

Early bird tickets are available now for best seats.  $400 ($460)  $300 ($360) for the best seats. Concessions are only available on full price tickets (until 15th February with quota)).

 

Please contact christine@christinenconcerts.com

Payment: HSBC 400-4-93-599-838 (Able Rays Ltd) or

By Cheque to : Christine N Arts Ltd, 1801 Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Road, Central.

  

 

THE CHOIR OF ST JOHN’S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, UK

ANDREW NETHSINGHA – DIRECTOR

EDWARD PICTON-TURBERVILL, JOSEPH WICKS – ORGAN

 

ESPLANADE, SINGAPORE

TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2015

7"30PM

 

MOZART – Ave verum corpus 

ROSSINI – O salutaris hostia 

DOVE – Gloria in excelsis Deo (Missa Brevis) 

Organ Solo – played by Joseph Wicks

PRESTON - Alleluyas 

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – O taste and see 

HARVEY – I love the Lord 

MENDELSSOHN – Hear my prayer

 PÄRT – Magnificat

 LOTTI – Crucifixus etiam pro nobis

 Organ Solo – played by Edward Picton-Turbervill

BACH – Prelude in E flat major BWV 552i 

 IRELAND – Greater love hath no man

 HOWELLS – A spotless rose

 PARRY – My soul, there is a country

 HANDEL – Zadok the Priest

 

THE CHOIR OF ST JOHN’S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, UK

ANDREW NETHSINGHA – DIRECTOR

EDWARD PICTON-TURBERVILL, JOSEPH WICKS – PIANO

 

HONG KONG CITY HALL

MONDAY 30 MARCH 2015

8PM

 

STANFORD – Beati quorum via 

PARRY – I was glad 

Piano solo –BRAHMS – Intermezzo in A Major, op. 118 no. 2 played by Edward Picton-Turbervill

BRAHMS – Intermezzo in A Major, op. 118 no. 2

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – O taste and see 

HARVEY – I love the Lord 

MENDELSSOHN – Hear my prayer  

PÄRT – Magnificat 

LOTTI – Crucifixus etiam pro nobis 

Piano solo – BACH – Ouverture from Partita no. 4 BWV 828 played by Edward Picton-Turbervill

IRELAND – Greater love hath no man 

HOWELLS – A spotless rose 

PARRY – My soul, there is a country 

HANDEL – Zadok the Priest

Koto Concert

5th November 2014 

The Hong Kong Room

The Hong Kong Club (Host Arun and Christine Nigam)

6:45pm Reception

7:15pm Concert

8:15pm Dinner

Concert : $350

Concert and  3 course Dinner $650  (By 17th October)

                                           $690 (thereafter)

RSVP: 9464 1941 or christine.nigam@aol.com

Attire Smart Casual, no denim and sports shoes

 

Programme

  1. Hana Ikada – Flower floating in the river                                                                                              
  2. Saika – Girls with Festival
  3. Kyohibiki – Sound of Kyoto
  4. Otozure – Visiting                                                            
  5. Rokudan – Act Six    
  6. Cannon by Pachelbel                                                                                                        

Payment: By Cheque Christine N Arts, 1801 Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Road, Central or Bank Online, HSBC 400 493 599 838 (Able Rays Ltd)

Biography of the Musicians

 Mie Imatake is a Koto Grand Master of the Ikuta family – Society of Todo, Kyoto. The Todo which is the oldest society and the one established by the Kengyo at the end of edo period.

She has been performing Koto publicly for the Kabuki’s Opening ceremony, the Consulate-General of Japan, the Hong Kong Government and Commercial Corporation events since 1984.

In addition to a busy performance career, she also served as Koto instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been organizing various workshops in the Hong Kong University, the Hong Kong Polytechnic and the City University of Hong Kong. She also regularly performs Koto in traditional Japanese dance performances, cooperating with traditional Japanese dance grand master Ms Chika Wakayanagi. Her goal is to let more audiences to appreciate the beauty of traditional Japanese music.

Nanako Ono originally from Miyagi, Japan has been performing Koto over 20 years. She initially learned the instrument from her mother Rinase, who is a Koto Grand Master of Yamada family and has been performing Koto publicly all over Japan, as well as been giving lessons to many students for the past 35 years. Nanako moved to Hong Kong 7 years ago and has continued her koto studies here in Hong Kong with a grand master Mie Imatake. She has previously performed at overseas music festivals in Tokyo, the USA and Hong Kong.

Lee Ka Pui, Etta holds her Bachelor Degree of Arts (Music) (Hons.) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lee is the scholarship recipient of the CUHK Honours Certificate (2003-2004), the Chung Chi College Scholarship (2004, 2006), the Faculty Dean’s Honours List (2004-2005) and the Kong Yu Kau Memorial Scholarship.

Lee was elected as exchange student in her junior year, studied Musicology in Humboldt University, Berlin.

Lee received koto training under Imatake grand master. Since then she performed frequently at the Japanese Club Autumn Music Concert. She was invited to perform for the Japanese Emperor’s birthday celebration ceremony held by the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong in 2012 and 2013.

 

Cheung Chi-ho, Will graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he studied music.

Since 2006, he has been receiving koto training under Imatake grand master and has participated in various performances in Hong Kong.

The RTHK Quartet and Guest Harpist Ann Huang 27th May 2015

Programme:

M.Ravel: String Quartet in F Major

 J.Cras:   Quintet for harp,2 violins,viola and cello                                    

     

Where: The Hong Kong Club, Victoria Suite

            (Courtesy of Members Arun and Christine Nigam)

 

When:  27th May  Wednesday

 

Time:   6:45pm Reception

            7:15pm Concert

            8:30pm Dinner

 

Cost:    $350 Concert only (Group of 4 people, $300 each)             $260 Dinner       

            Cash Bar

 

Payment: By Cheque to Christine N Arts,

               1801 Chinachem Hollywood Centre,

               1 Hollywood Road, Central or

 

Online: HSBC 400 493 599 838  (Able Rays Ltd)

 

RSVP/Enquiries: christine.nigam@aol.com or 9464 1941


 

     

RTHK Quartet was founded in 2009 with a view to promoting the genre of chamber music and encouraging the art of chamber music playing in Hong Kong. Violinists Le Hoai-nam and Selena Choi, violist Elvis Chan and cellist Laurent Perrin are committed to introducing the rich world of chamber music, including some of the most profound and powerful music ever written, to music lovers in Hong Kong and beyond. The quartet members, who are all Hong Kong based musicians, come from different parts of the world: Vietnam, Hong Kong and Luxembourg.

 

They have collaborated with a number of artists including pianists Nancy Loo, Geoffroy Couteau and Colleen Lee, sheng player Loo Sze-wang and the Manfred Quartet which is based in France. While committed to the core classical repertoire, RTHK Quartet also commissions and performs new works by Hong Kong composers and arrangements of Chinese music. So far, the Quartet has given world premières of works by 3 composers, the fourth one in coming in October 2014.

 

As well as performing for local audiences at such venues as the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall and Theatre, RTHK Studio One, and the Academic Community Hall of Hong Kong Baptist University, the Quartet has also performed overseas, including in Rome in Italy, Dijon in France, and Shantou in China.

 

RTHK Quartet is featured in a special CD which marks the 40th anniversary of RTHK Radio 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Virtuosos 26th february 2016 The Club Lusitano

 

 

 

 

Two Virtuosos

Amelia Chan (Violin) and Amy Sze (Piano)

 

When:   26th February 2015 (Thursday)

 Time :   Reception:6:45pm  Concert: 7:15pm 

               Dinner 8:45pm

 Where: Club Lusitano, 24th Floor, 16 Ice House St

               Central

 

  

Payment: Online HSBC 400 493 599 838 (Able Rays)

 Enquiries: christine.nigam@aol.com /9464 1941

 PROGRAMME

Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 45 in C minor 

Henryk Wieniawski: Polonaise brillante Op. 21

César Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major

 

Amelia Chan

Amelia Chan is the newly-appointed Concertmaster of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK). She served as the concertmaster at the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in the USA before coming to this post. 

An experienced leader, Amelia has earned high praises from renowned conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Manfred Huss, Sergiu Commissiona, Theo Alcántara, George Manahan, Anton Coppola, Zdeněk Mácal, Jorge Mester, Julius Rudel, Grant Cooper, and Gerard Schwarz. Amelia has also performed with the New York Philharmonic. She was the first violinist of the Montclaire String Quartet, and other chamber collaborations include members of the Vienna and New York Philharmonic, the Ying Quartet, and the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. She has been soloist with the West Virginia Symphony, the International Virtuosi Orchestra on tour in Central America, the New Amsterdam Symphony and the Brooklyn Symphony. Festival appearances included the Costa Rica Music Festival, Guatemala Music Festival, Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival in New York and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.

 Radio broadcasts include WQXR, New York; WQED, Pittsburgh; West Virginia Public Broadcasting; BBC Radio Scotland, Scotland; and RTHK Radio 4, Hong Kong.

 Amelia started learning the piano with her father John Chan, and began her violin study at the the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Junior School. She holds degrees from the Mannes College of Music and Manhattan School of Music. Her teachers included Thomas Wang, Alice Waten, Albert Markov, Shirley Givens, Lisa Kim, Yoko Takebe, Sheryl Staples, Glenn Dicterow, and double-bassist Julius Levine. 

 Dr. Amy Sze

 Dr. Amy Sze holds the Performer's Certificate, Doctor and Master of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. Her principal teachers include Nelita True, Gabriel Kwok, and Chiu-fun Poon. She started her musical training at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts since the age of ten. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships, including the Avis D. Vaughn Scholarship, the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Overseas Scholarship.

Sze is the winner of many prizes and competitions, and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Texas Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and the Eastman Symphony Orchestra. She was invited to perform in the ‘Complete Beethoven Piano Concerto Cycle’ with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta in 2013. She has also performed in major music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the Cliburn Piano Institute, the Harbin Summer Music Festival and the Salzburg Mozarteum Academy. She has been invited frequently to record solo recitals and interviews for Radio and Television of Hong Kong (RTHK).

Besides solo performance, Sze has a keen interest in chamber music and accompaniment, and an enthusiasm for performing in diverse settings. She was a member of the Eastman Chamber Music Society, which engages in outreach projects and brings concerts to public schools and community centres. An active performer of contemporary music, she was a featured artist in the Hong Kong New Generation concert, the International Society for Contemporary Music Festival, and Le French May Festival. She has collaborated with such distinguished artists as Derek Bermel, David Childs, Peter Cooper, Benedict Cruft, Yoshiyuki Ishikawa, Raphael Severe, and John Williams.

Sze was a teaching assistant in piano studies, accompaniment and chamber music at the Eastman School of Music. She is currently on the faculty of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, The University of Science and Technology, and The Hong Kong Baptist University. Apart from lectures and masterclasses, she has been on the jury panel for public examinations, awards and competitions. She was also on the music advisory committee for The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and St Paul’s Co-educational College, her Alma mater.

            

Queen's College Choir Oxford University Tour 2-9 September Hong Kong and Macau

3rd September  Gala Dinner and Concert at the Hong Kong Club

4th and 5th September Concert at the Chinese Methodist Church

7th September  Eucharist 9 am Service Joint Singing with the St John's Cathedral Choir

                    5pm Concert at St Joseph Seminary Macau

                    8pm Concert at Mandarin House Macau

8th September  4pm Concert at St Paul's Ruins Macau

                      7pm Concert at MGM Macau

 

Programme on 3rd September at the HK Club

rogramme

Sing joyfully                             William Byrd

O nata lux                               Thomas Tallis

Hæc dies                                 Wiliam Byrd

Un enfant nouveau-né              Elizabeth Coxhead

Upon your heart                       Eleanor Daley

Christ the King                         Clare Maclean      

         &

Steinway Artist Thomas Hecht 10th June 2014, City Hall Theatre 8pm

    

Steinway Artist  Thomas Hecht   Musical Superpowers 

www.thomashechtpiano.com

A recital  on composers from  USA and Russia

June 10th Tuesday 8pm City Hall Theatre

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 Programme

IVES                       Piano Sonata No. 2 (1915): "The Alcotts"

MACDOWELL           Sonata No. 2 inG minor, Op, 50 ("Eroica"

Benjamin Pesetsky   Piano Sonata  (2014)  Asian Premiere

MUSSORGSKY          Pictures at an Exhibition

 The two Piano Concerts are proudly sponsored by Tom Lee.

 

Steinway Artist Robin Zebaida   Jewels of the Russian Repertoire

www.pianistuk.com

 

Shouson Theatre Hong Kong Arts Centre

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Programme

Liadov (d. 1914)                         Variations on a Polish Theme, op 51          

 Scriabin                                     Three Mazurkas:                                       

                                                Con Passione in E minor, op 3, no 7

                                                Scherzando in  C# minor, op 3, no 6

                                                Lento in E minor, op 25, no 3

 Liadov                                      Three Pieces   

                                               Prelude in B minor, op 11, no 1

                                               A musical snuff box, op 32

                                               Berceuse, op 24, no 2

 Rachmaninov                            Three Preludes

                                               Alla marcia in G minor, op 23, no 5

                                               Andante cantabile in D, op 23, no 4

                                               Maestoso in Bb, op 23, no 2

                                                            

Cui                                          Causerie, op 40, no 5                                                

 Rachmaninov                           Three Pieces:                                                            

                                              Barcarolle, op 10, no 3

                                              Humoresque, op 10, no 5

                                              Elegie, op 3, no 1

 Tchaikovsky                              Three Waltzes:                                                        

                                               in A Flat, op 40, no 8

                                               in F# minor, op 40, no 9

                                               Valse-Scherzo, op 7

  Tchaikovsky                              Sleeping Beauty Paraphrase        

(arr Pabst, arr Hough) 

 

 
 
 

 

12th April 2014 Saturday, 6pm Organ Concert

St Stephen's Chapel   St Stephen's College  22 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley, Hong Kong. 

St Stephen's Church is a beautiful church set in the lovely grounds of St Stephen's College, Stanley, on the South side of Hong Kong Island. (www.ststephen.org.hk.com)

Philip Scriven (Bach Choir London organist (www.philipscriven.com) Philip is widely regarded as one of the finest organists of his generation, and is highly respected as a choral, orchestral and operatic conductor. Studied at St John's College, Cambridge University and Royal Academy of Music.

 

  Programme

 

Composer

Title

   

J.S.Bach

Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541

W.A.Mozart

Andante in F major, K.616

Handel 

Organ Concerto in F, Op.4, No.4 (Allegro - Andante - Adagio - Allegro

Robert Schumann

Canonic Studies Nos.1 and 2 

J.S.Bach

Fugue in G major (Gigue), BWV 577

Zsolt Gardonyi

Prelude on "Be thou my vision"

Alexandre Guilmant

Verset in F major

Mons Leidvin Takle

Power of Life (from Festivity)