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Israel percussion duo to debut in Hong Kong

     PercaDu, the world class percussion and marimba duo from Israel, will perform in Hong Kong for the first time next month (April), with works by Piazzolla, Bach and Liszt, among others.

     PercaDu was formed in 1996 by Tomer Yariv and Adi Morag, both graduates of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen. The duo has won several prizes, including the first prize at the Percussive Arts Society International Competition, "Best Chamber Music Ensemble" at the Tel Aviv Music Competitions, and the Jury Prize and Audience Prize at the International Percussion Competition, Luxembourg.

     The ensemble has toured Israel as well as Europe, the US and the Far East playing recitals and as soloists with celebrated orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, L.A Philharmonic, Munich Bavarian State Orchestra and Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble. They also appear in festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Israel Festival, Reykjavik Arts Festival, TIPC Festival, and conduct master classes in universities around the world including the Juilliard School of Music, New York.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Percussion Concert by PercaDu" will be held at 8pm, April 30 (Friday), at the Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre. Tickets priced at $160 and $220 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20% is offered for group booking schemes. Please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

     For details of the programme, please call 2268 7321 or visit . Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online on .

Ends/Tuesday, March 30, 2010


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