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City Hall Virtuosi Series: Violin and Piano Duo Concert by Tasmin Little and Mary Wu
Programme
Programme
About The Performers
About The Performers
Ticketing
Ticketing
Pre-concert Talk
Pre-concert Talk

Brahms

Scherzo in C Minor, WoO 2 (from Sonata in A Minor, “F.A.E.”)

Schubert

Sonata in D, D. 384

Debussy

L'isle joyeuse

Delius

Sonata No. 2  

Albéniz

(arr. Jennings & Little)

Asturias, leyenda (from Suite española No. 1, Op. 47)

Franck

Sonata in A

 
 

Tasmin Little (Violin)

Regarded as “our best violinist” by The Telegraph, Tasmin Little has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world.  Her concerto appearances include those with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and all the Britch Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Orchestras.

Little’s varied career encompasses international concerto and recital performances, masterclasses, workshops and community outreach work as well as numerous world premiere performances.  Her newly commissioned work, Four World Seasons by Roxanna Panufnik, was premiered as a live broadcast on the BBC at the start of Music Nation weekend, leading up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.  She has won numerous awards including the Gramophone Award for Audience Innovation for “The Naked Violin”, her ground breaking musical outreach programme and the Diapason d'Or for her album of Delius Violin Sonatas with Piers Lane.  In 2012, Little was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List, for services to Music.

Little is an exclusive recording artist for Chandos Records.  Her discography and performance schedule reflect a wide-ranging repertoire.  Her recording of the Elgar: Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra garnered outstanding critical acclaim and was awarded the “Critic's Choice Award” in the 2011 Classic BRIT Awards.  In February 2016, Little released a highly acclaimed triple CD of the complete Beethoven sonatas with Martin Roscoe, which was launched following a concert at London's Wigmore Hall.  The Sunday Times reviewed that “Neither artist has done anything finer on disc.” and chose this recording as its Album of the Week.

 

Mary Wu (Piano)

Hailed as “one of the most gifted pianists of her generation” for her “musical variety, profundity and sensitivity” by Ravel's protégé Vlado Perlemuter, Mary Wu is also praised by the late Lord Yehudi Menuhin as having “a captivating poetical quality to her playing”.  El Mundo Ibiza y Formentera in Spain reviewed that “Mary Wu showed her extraordinary artist quality, absolute mastery over the keyboard and magical virtuosity.”

Starting from an early age, Wu has performed extensively in Europe, Asia and North America as soloist and in chamber performances with artists including Lord Menuhin, Vlado Perlemuter, Richard Stoltzman, Colin Carr and appeared in major music festivals.  She has performed frequently with the Gramophone Chamber Music Award winner, the Maggini Quartet, and is a founding member of the Bauhinia Piano Trio.  She has also collaborated with many major orchestras such as the Calgary Symphony in Canada, the China National Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Gdansk Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Guangzhou Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.  She has several CD recordings such as the Contemporary Chinese Piano Works on Paradism and the Ravel Complete Piano Works on Universal Label.

Wu is a graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Royal College of Music (RCM) and has completed her Doctoral degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Wu has received the Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 2003 and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Award for Best Artist (Music) in 2010.  Over the years, she has won prizes including the Chappell Gold Medal of RCM, first prizes at the Royal Overseas League Competition and the Mozart Bicentenary Competition of Asia.

DATE
VENUE
PRICE
25.06.2017 (Sun)
20:00
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
location
$300, $200, $120
DATE
25.06.2017 (Sun)
20:00
PRICE
$300, $200, $120
DATE
VENUE
PRICE
25.06.2017 (Sun)
18:45
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
location
Free Admission
DATE
25.06.2017 (Sun)
18:45
PRICE
Free Admission

Tickets available from 30 March at URBTIX outlets, on Internet, by Mobile Ticketing App 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 CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis.)

 

‘City Hall Virtuosi Series’ Package Discount

10% off for each purchase of standard tickets for both ‘Violin and Piano Duo Concert by Tasmin Little and Mary Wu’ and ‘Opus One Piano Quartet’.

 

Group Booking Discount

10% off for each purchase of 4 - 9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10 - 19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

 

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers. 

 

The performance will run for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, including a 15 minutes intermission.  Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually.  Latecomers will only be admitted during the intermission or at a suitable break.   Presenter reserves the right to change the programme and artist.

 

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internal Booking: www.urbtix.hk

DATE
VENUE
PRICE
25.06.2017 (Sun)
18:45
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
location
Free Admission
DATE
25.06.2017 (Sun)
18:45
PRICE
Free Admission

What's in a title?  (Conducted in Cantonese)

Speaker: Ernest Wan

Ernest Wan is a writer and translator who specialises in music criticism.

 

Admission Free on a first-come-first-served basis.

    • 25.06.2017 (Sun)
      20:00
    • Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
    • $300, $200, $120
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