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Our Music Talents Series: Piano Recital by Helen Cha

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28 September 2011 (Wed) 8pm
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
$150, 100

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Details of Performer

Helen Cha


Currently the Coordinator in Associate Degree in Performance Studies at the Hong Kong Baptist University and a part-time lecturer at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Helen Cha is a rising local talent who is known for her refined musicianship and academic competency.


In 2003, Cha became the first Hong Kong student awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music (FRSM) by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.  Cha claimed top prizes at the 12th Hong Kong (Asia) Piano Open Competition Open Class, the concerto competitions at Piano Texas (2006) and at the Eastman School of Music (2007) and Thousand Islands International Chopin Competition (2009).  Cha has performed solo recitals in North America, Europe and the Mainland, and collaborated with various orchestras including the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, among others.


Born in Shanghai in 1984, Cha studied with Poon Tak and Gabriel Kwok at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts since the age of nine, and finished her Bachelor’s Degree with first-class honours in 2005.  Twice awarded the scholarship by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, she furthered her post-graduate studies at the prestigious Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Nelita True.  In May 2010, she was chosen as the Doctoral Marshal for the 2010 Commencement Ceremony by the Dean of Eastman School based on her professional achievements, and becomes one of the youngest Doctorate of Musical Arts holders in Hong Kong.

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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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Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
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The presenter reserves the right to change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

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