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2009
February
Concert by Wong Sze-hang and friends in March
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     Local violinist Wong Sze-hang will collaborate with violinist Ni Nan, violist Robin Hong, cellist Richard Bamping and pianist Genevieve Wong for a concert in March.

     Featuring Debussy's "Violin Sonata", Schumann's "Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105" and Beethoven's "String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat, Op. 74, 'Harp'", the concert will be held at 8pm on March 16 (Monday) at the Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall.

     Beijing-born Wong Sze-hang is an accomplished soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, concertmaster and teacher. He studied under Professor Wang Zhenshan, of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Thomas Wang of the Hong Kong Conservatory of Music and Professor Eduard Schmieder at Rice University in Houston and at the University of Southern California, from which he graduated with distinction.

     Wong has performed in major cities in China, the United States, Europe and Japan. Dedicated to chamber music, he was a member of the Sulium String Quartet which performed extensively in California and at the Berlin 750th Anniversary Festival in Germany.

     Wong founded the Hong Kong String Quartet in 1993. The ensemble performs regularly in Hong Kong and actively promotes the appreciation of string quartet and chamber music through recordings, radio broadcasts, activities for schools and hospitals, and workshops for youth. It also commissions works by Hong Kong composers, and has presented world premieres at the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Musicarama.

     "Wong Sze Hang & Friends" is one of the programmes in "Our Music Talents Series" presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 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 (CSSA) recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for students and CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis).

     For enquiries about the programme, call 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp. Ticketing enquiries and reservations 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/Monday, February 16, 2009
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