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Tina Qu to deliver beautiful sound

"Violin Recital by Tina Chang Qu", presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will be staged in October at the Hong Kong City Hall.

At the performance, Qu will perform works of Franck, Sarasate, Beethoven and Wieniawski. She will be accompanied by pianist Warren Lee, the winner of the 1995 Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition and the Grand Prix Ivo Porgorelich.

Qu started to study the violin at the age of seven and has studied in the prestigious pre-college division of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. While making further studies in the University of Southern California on a full scholarship, Qu won her first competition in the United States, the 23rd Mozart Festival Concerto Competition. More success followed. She has also studied in the Curtis Institute of Music with Jaime Laredo, and Juilliard School with famous educator including Dorothy DeLay, who was known as the greatest violin educator in the 20th century.

As a soloist, Qu has appeared with orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and has given many recitals throughout the US. She has also worked under many leading conductors including Christoph Eschenbach and Simon Rattle, and has been the concert master of Pacific International Music Festival in Japan. As a chamber musician, Qu has performed in a variety of chamber music ensembles including the performances with the Prague String Quartet and Vienna String Quartet.

The concert will be staged at 8pm on October 24 (Sunday) at the Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall. Tickets priced at $120 and $80 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions will be granted to senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients.

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

Ends/Monday, September 27, 2004
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