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2010
October
RTHK Quartet to give a concert in December
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     The RTHK Quartet will give a concert in December, playing Mozart's "String Quartet No.4 in C", Debussy's "String Quartet", and performing with guest pianist Nancy Loo, Schumann's "Piano Quintet in E-flat".

     The RTHK Quartet was founded in 2009 by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). The four outstanding musicians are violinists Ayako Ichimaru (Japan) and Le Hoai-nam (Vietnam), violist Elvis Chan (Hong Kong) and cellist Laurent Perrin (Luxembourg). Le Hoai-nam, Elvis Chan and Laurent Perrin are now with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

     The quartet shares a passion for chamber music, and aims to promote the genre of chamber music and encourage the art of chamber music playing in Hong Kong. The group introduces to audiences the rich world of chamber music, which includes some of the most profound and powerful music ever written. While dedicated to the performance of the core classical repertoire, the quartet is also committed to commissioning and performing works by Hong Kong composers and arrangements of Chinese music.

     In its first year, the quartet gave world premiere performances of works by David Gwilt and Doming Lam. They have also been featured in the televised Inauguration Concert at St John's Cathedral, concerts at RTHK Studio One, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Lingnan University. They also gave a performance of Steve Reich's "Different Trains" at the Hell Hot! Music Festival.

     Concert by the RTHK Quartet is one of the programmes of Our Music Talents series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be held at 8pm, December 7 (Tuesday), at the Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall. Tickets priced at $100 and $150 are now available at URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients may have 50% off (limited tickets for students and CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 15% is offered for the Our Music Talents series package.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp. Ticketing enquiries can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk.

Ends/Saturday, October 23, 2010
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