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Top musicians to feature in wind music concert

     Bassoonist Chin Hing-sang will present a wind music concert next month featuring renowned flutist Barbara Gisler-Haase and pianist Sara Bryans.

     The programme includes Poulenc’s “Sonata for Flute and Piano”, Saint-Saëns’s “Sonata in G for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 168”, Gabaye’s “Sonatina for Flute and Bassoon” and Beethoven’s “Trio in G for Flute, Bassoon and Piano, WoO. 37”.
     Bassoonist Chin Hing-sang was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989. Chin later studied at the Vienna State Academy of Music under Dietmar Zeman and benefited from the master classes by bassoon virtuosi Valerie Popov, William Waterhouse, Karl Ohlberger and John Orford, as well as the master class in bassoon reed making by Andreas Weigmann in Germany. He was the bassoonist in the Junge Opera Austria and Totales Theater Wiebn, and is the principal bassoon of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He now teaches at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

     Flutist Barbara Gisler-Haase is a repeat prizewinner at “Jugend musiziert” and won the “Prague Spring” international competition in 1974. Gisler-Haase was the founder of the Eurasia Quarte and the Vienna Flautists in 1983, and a long-time member of the Wiener Bachsolisten and the Wiener Nonett. She has been on international concert tours, given flute recitals and collaborated with the Jubal Trio. She has given annual master classes and recorded 12 CDs as well as authored the “Magic Flute” and “Fit for the Flute”.

     Many students of pianist Sara Bryans won prizes at “Jugend musiziert” and the Petrov Competition. Bryans taught at the music school in St Pölten between 1979 and 1991 and has been on the faculty of the University of Music in Vienna since 1988.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, “Concert by Barbara Gisler-Haase, Sara Bryans and Chin Hing-sang" will be staged at 8pm on November 4 (Tuesday) at the Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall. Tickets priced at $100 and $150 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients are entitled to 50% off (limited quotas for full-time students CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A 10% discount on purchase with “A Night of Oboe with Huang Zheng” is also available. For more details, please check the programme leaflet.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999; for Internet booking, visit; for more information, visit

Ends/Friday, October 3, 2008


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