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Pianist Lucille Chung to make Hong Kong debut


Canadian pianist Lucille Chung will make her Hong Kong debut on August 29 (Friday) at 8pm at the Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall.

Chung, described by American Record Guide as "a first-rate pianist by any standard and a name to watch", will perform compositions of Beethoven, Prokofiev, Ligeti, Scriabin and Liszt.

"City Hall Theatre Recital Series -- Piano Recital by Lucille Chung" will be presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

The programme includes Beethoven's Variations on a Theme by Sussmayr, WoO 76, Prokofiev's Sonata No. 2, Op. 14, Ligeti's Three Etudes from Book 2, Der Zauberlehring, En Suspens and L'escalier du diable, Scriabin's Eight Preludes, Op. 11, Nos. 1, 2, 11, 14, 17 & 24 and Op. 16, Nos. 1 and 4 and Liszt's Spanish Rhapsody.

Born in Montreal, Chung made her debut at the age of 10 with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Charles Dutoit was so impressed that he immediately invited her to be the soloist of the orchestra's Asian tour. A graduate of both the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Juilliard School in New York, Chung is one of the most critically acclaimed pianists on the North American concert circuit. She has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi and the Seoul Philharmonic under the batons of Krzysztof Penderecki and Vladimir Spivakov.

Chung has also given solo recitals in the Kennedy Center in Washington, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall in London, and at festivals around the world. She won first prize in the Stravinsky International Piano Competition 1989. Since 2001, Chung has recorded on the Dynamic label. Her discs of Ligeti and Scriabin piano works have won her excellent reviews.

Tickets priced at $120 and $80 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. As a programme under the Arts Care scheme, patrons may enjoy 20% discount for each purchase of four to seven tickets, or 40% discount for each purchase of eight or more tickets.

The Arts Care scheme is also applicable to patrons who enjoy existing ticketing concessions: half-price for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis), or 10% off for Friends of Leisure and Cultural Services performing venues (up to two full-price tickets for any one performance).

The Arts Care scheme has also introduces Hotel and Food & Beverage Offers. Information can be obtained from performing venues or the Arts Care website:

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

End/Tuesday, July 29, 2003

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