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Our Music Talents Series: Anonymous Quartet



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31 October 2011 (Mon) 8pm
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
$150, 100

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Programme

Lam Fung 

Float (World première)*

Mahler

Piano Quartet in A Minor

Schnittke 

Piano Quartet

Piazzolla  

Invierno Porteño: Winter In Buenos Aires

Fauré

Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15

*commissioned by Anonymous Quartet in 2011 with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund

 
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Performers

Gallant Ho (Violin)

William Lane (Viola)

Anna Kwan (Cello)

Sheryl Lee (Piano)

 
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Details of Performers

Anonymous Quartet

 

Formed in 2009, the Anonymous Quartet consists of some of the most sought-after musicians in Hong Kong, whose paths crossed after receiving their studies at prestigious conservatories and institutions in Germany, Australia, UK, USA and Canada.  They were invited to perform at the International Day of Peace celebrations in Hong Kong in 2009, hosted by the United Nations and Peace International Foundation.  Other performances include Hong Kong Museum of Art Concert Series, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and venues throughout Hong Kong.  This dynamic group brings their collective talents with a common goal to promote chamber music, particularly for the genre of the piano quartet, from old to new.  The Anonymous Quartet is Gallant Ho (Violin), William Lane (Viola), Anna Kwan (Cello) and Sheryl Lee (Piano).  The strings are current members of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra with all four having extensive chamber music experiences internationally.

 

 

Gallant Ho

Violin

Violinist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 2002, Gallant Ho received his Bachelor’s Degree from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2000.  His teachers included Michael Ma, Pavel Prantl and Lo Chu Tung.  He earned his Master of Music Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music after receiving a scholarship from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund for Overseas Study in 2000.  At the conservatory, he studied violin under He Wei and Camilla Wicks, and chamber music with the late Nathan Schwartz.  He has performed as a soloist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra.  He has performed in masterclasses for Joseph Silverstein, Henry Roth, Pinchas Zukerman, Yfrah Neaman, Sylvia Rosenburg, Jorja Fleezanis, Elmer Oliveira, Sergiu Luca and the late Isaac Stern.

 

 

William Lane

Viola

Australian violist William Lane is the Artistic Director of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.  He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician all over Australasia, Asia, Europe and North America.  He studied under Jan Sedivka, Bruno Giuranna and Garth Knox, as well as at the International Ensemble Modern Akademie in Germany.  He currently plays with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.  Previously, Lane was Principal Viola of the string orchestra Resonanz Chamber Orchestra (Hamburg, Germany), Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt), the SMASH Ensemble (Salamanca, Spain) and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.  He has also appeared as a guest lecturer and performer at University College Cork (Ireland), University of Newcastle (UK), Australian Institute of Music (Sydney), Princeton University (USA) and King’s College (London).  In 2007, Lane spent several months in India performing and researching as resident fellow of the ORKA-M International Institute of Innovative Music in Mumbai.

 

 

Anna Kwan

Cello

Cellist Anna Kwan Ton An received her Bachelor’s Degree at Oberlin Conservatory of Music under Andor Toth and Master of Music with Aldo Parisot at Yale University.  She has worked with Claude Frank, Peter Frankl and members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, Emerson, and Colorado string quartets.  Kwan is an active chamber and orchestral musician, and has collaborated with performers such as Nigel Kennedy and Monique Duphil.  Kwan toured with the Yale Cellos, performing at the Manchester Cello Festival and Rencontre de Violoncelles in Beauvais, a CD of the concert was released for Calliope record label.  Kwan joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2001.  In 2006, she was invited by Myung-Whun Chung as a member of the Asia Philharmonic Orchestra to perform in Seoul, Korea.  She is currently a member of the Hong Kong String Quartet and has given concerts in Hong Kong, Macao, Shanghai and Beijing.

 

 

Sheryl Lee

Piano

Canadian pianist Sheryl Lee gave her orchestral debut with Utah Symphony under the baton of Joseph Silverstein at age twelve and was admitted to The Juilliard School shortly thereafter.  Recent highlights include piano and chamber music recitals in Canada, US and Italy.  She has garnered awards and international acclaim for her solo, orchestral and chamber music performances across Asia, Europe, Canada and the United States.  Festival appearances have included Aspen, Sarasota, Maverick Concert, Casalmaggiore, Centre d'Arts Orford and Banff Music Centre.  Lee performs with Vintage Fire, an electro-chamber band in New York.  She has previously served on the faculty at New York University and artist faculty of chamber music at the award-winning New York Youth Symphony.  She received her education at New York University and Yale University.  Her teachers include Katherine Lu, Eleanor Wong, Maria Curcio, Peter Frankl, John Perry, Eduardus Halim, Christopher Elton, Hamish Milne and Marc Durand.  She has also worked with members of the Brentano, Emerson, Tokyo String Quartets.

 
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Programme Length

Running time of the concert is about 1 hour and 30 minutes with an intermission of 15 minutes.

Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break or the interval in the programme.

 
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Ticket and Concession

Tickets available from 28 August onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and credit card telephone booking

 

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).

 

Special Booking Discount

10% off for each purchase of standard tickets for 2 concerts of the ‘Our Music Talents’ Series: ‘Piano Recital by Helen Cha’ and ‘Anonymous Quartet’.

 

Patrons can enjoy one of the above discount schemes for each purchase. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.

 
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Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

 

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

 
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