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Anonymous Quartet

Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
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24.11.2013(Sun)
20:00
$160, $110

Programme

 

Debussy

Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor

Shostakovich

Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40

Richard Strauss

Two Pieces for Piano Quartet, TrV 169

Brahms

Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60

 

About the Performer

Anonymous Quartet

Gallant Ho (Violin)

William Lane (Viola)

Anna Kwan (Cello)

Sheryl Lee (Piano)

 

Formed in 2009, the Anonymous Quartet is a professional piano quartet in Hong Kong.  It 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, the UK, the USA and Canada, with all four having extensive chamber music experiences internationally.  Past performances have included recitals presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in 2010 and 2011, the Hong Kong Museum of Art Concert Series, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s ‘Work in Progress’ series at ArtisTree, Tai Koo Place.  Upcoming engagements include performances in mainland China in 2014.  They have also recorded and can be heard on Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 4.  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).

 

 

Gallant Ho

Violin

Violinist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic since 2002, Gallant Ho received his bachelor degree from The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 2000 and 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 the same year.  At the conservatory, he studied violin under Wei He and Camilla Wicks, and chamber music with the late Nathan Schwartz.

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.  Gallant Ho 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

 

William Lane

Viola

William Lane performed as a soloist, orchestral player and chamber musician all over Australasia, Asia, Europe and North America.  Recipient of a number of large scholarships and prize-winner at various international competitions, he studied under Jan Sedivka (Australia), Bruno Giuranna (Italy) and Garth Knox (France), as well as in Germany at the International Ensemble Modern Akademie.  He has been recipient of a number of awards and scholarships, including the Alcorso Scholarship and an Asialink Fellowship.

William was violist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic (2008-2010), principal viola of Ensemble Resonanz in Hamburg, Germany (2007-2008), as well as working on a freelance basis with Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt (2006-2007), the SMASH Ensemble in Salamanca, Spain (2008).  As an orchestral musician he has worked as principal viola with the Australian Youth Orchestra and casual player with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

As a new music advocate, William is the artistic director of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, giving regular concerts in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.  He is also member of the Anonymous Quartet (Hong Kong).  He has also appeared as a guest lecturer and performer at University College Cork (Ireland), University of Newcastle (UK), Australian Institute of Music (Sydney, Australia), ORKA-M (Bombay, India), Princeton University (USA) and Kings College (London, UK).

 

Anna Kwan

Cello

Anna Kwan Ton-an, an acclaimed young virtuoso of the new generation started learning the cello when she was ten at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  She received her bachelor degree at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and obtained her Master of Music at Yale University.

Anna has worked with members of the Vermeer, Emerson, Colorado and Tokyo String Quartets.  In 1992, she was chosen to be the only representative from Hong Kong to attend the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, USA with full scholarship.  She was principal cello of the Asian Youth Orchestra in 1995 and a member of the Jeunesses Musicales World Youth Orchestra, orchestra in residence of the Verbier Music Festival, Switzerland in 1996 and 1997.  Anna also 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.  Anna joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic in 2001.  In 2006 she was invited by Maestro Myung-Whun Chung to perform as a member of the Asia Philharmonic Orchestra to perform in Seoul, Korea.

 

Sheryl Lee

Piano

Sheryl Lee gave her orchestral debut with Utah Symphony under the baton of Joseph Silverstein at age 13 and was admitted to the Juilliard School shortly thereafter.  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.

An active chamber musician and a champion of exploring new music, Sheryl performs regularly with artists from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic.  She has also worked with members of the Brentano, Emerson and Tokyo String Quartets.  Sheryl began her piano studies in her native Hong Kong at the age of four with Katherine Lu and Eleanor Wong at The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts prior to moving to the United States.  In 1995, at the invitation of the late Maria Curcio, the last pupil of Artur Schnabel, Sheryl moved to study with her in London, England.  She further pursued her studies at New York University and Yale University where she was awarded The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund for her studies.  Her teachers include Peter Frankl, John Perry, Eduardus Halim, Christopher Elton, Hamish Milne and Marc Durand.  Sheryl has taught on the faculty at New York University and artist faculty of chamber music at the award-winning New York Youth Symphony.

 

 

 

Ticketing

Tickets available from 24 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Telephone Credit Card 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).

Programme Length

Running time of this performance is about 1 hour and 30 minutes with an intermission of 15 minutes.

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

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries 2734 9009

Telephone Credit Card 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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