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GENK and Friends - Perfect Ten
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Ten veteran local pianists come together in a concert celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

 

J.S. Bach

 

Concerto in A minor for 4 Pianos, BWV 1065
          Philharmonia APA
          Conductor: Sharon Choa

Brahms

Hungarian Dances, WoO 1, Nos. 1, 4 & 5

Dvořák

Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, Nos. 2 & 7

Wilberg

Fantasy on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen

Rosenblatt

Fantasy on Japanese Themes

Lavignac

Galop - Marche

Gillock

Champagne Toccata

Piazzolla

Libertango

Julie Kuok

Merry Collage 3X (world premiere for 10 pianists and 5 pianos)

 

The performance will run for about 1 hour and 30 minutes including a 20 minute intermission. 

Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually.  Latecomers will only be admitted during the intermission or at a suitable break.  The presenter reserves the right to change the artists and programme.

 

Piano  (In order of number of strokes of Chinese character)

GENK

Gabriel Kwok

Eva Lue

Nancy Loo

Tam Ka-kit

 

Enloc Wu

Margaret Lynn

Betty Woo

Eleanor Wong

Poon Chui-fun

Choi Sown-le

Conductor: Sharon Choa

Philhamonia APA

 

Gabriel Kwok

Gabriel Kwok has been Head of Keyboard Studies at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts since 1989.  He was awarded Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in 2014 for his contribution to piano education.  A Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London since 2003, he is also visiting professor at the Shenzhen Arts School, Xian Conservatory of Music, Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Wuhan Conservatory of Music and China Conservatory of Music.  He has given masterclasses in the Mainland, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

 

Eva Lue

Eva Lue received musical education from the Royal College of Music in London, being the recipient of scholarships and prizes.  Since her return to Hong Kong, she has appeared as concerto soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and many other orchestras.  She has devoted much of her time in pedagogic and adjudicating work in recent years.  She is currently a teaching staff of the Department of Keyboard at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  

 

Nancy Loo

Nancy Loo is one of Hong Kong’s most versatile artists, as pianist, radio programme hostess, actress and writer.  She was a recipient of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 1978.  As a pianist, she has given solo recitals and performed with orchestras in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Asia.  She currently teaches the piano at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is often invited to host music talks and masterclasses and to serve as a juror for piano competitions.  She is the hostess of a music programme ‘Belle Nuit’ and a classical music radio show for children, ‘Children’s Corner’, on Radio 4 of the Radio Television Hong Kong. 

 

Tam Ka-kit

Tam Ka-kit is a former piano professor at the Royal Northern College of Music in the United Kingdom, now residing in Canada.  He has made various concerto appearances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra.  He played extensively in many parts of the world as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist.  Performances have taken him to many places including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the United States, Canada, the Mainland and Taiwan.

 

Enloc Wu

Enloc Wu has performed in numerous concerts and on-air programmes for the Radio Television Hong Kong.  She was a soloist with the London Mozart Players and Manchester Mozart Orchestra.  Her accolades include the Chappell Gold Medal, Peter Morrison Prize, Royal Overseas League Commonwealth Prize and first prize in the National Federation of Music Societies’ Contest.

 

Margaret Lynn

Margaret Lynn was the former Associate Dean and Director of Studies of the School of Music of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  She holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Surrey and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Bristol.  As a member of the Divertimento Piano Trio which presents over 30 concerts each year in the United Kingdom, she has performed with many international artists such as Sayuri Kishi-Debski, Martin Gatt and Colin Parr. 

 

Betty Woo

Betty Woo holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Stanford University.  She has performed, conducted masterclasses and given lectures in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, and also made numerous recital and concerto appearances in California, the United States.  As a chamber music player, she has performed with oboist Heinz Holliger, cellist Jennifer Culp and members of the San Francisco Symphony.

 

Eleanor Wong

Eleanor Wong is the Artist-in-Residence of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  She is a visiting teacher at the Shenzhen Arts School and Wuhan Music Conservatory, an honorary professor of the Tianjin Music Conservatory, and the Chairperson of the Piano Teachers’ Association in Hong Kong.  She was awarded Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in 2014.

 

Poon Chui-fun

A graduate of the Royal College of Music in Piano Performance, Poon Chui-fun was on the faculty of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts before she resettled in the United States in 1994.  She was Assistant to the Director of the Piano Texas International Academy & Festival for 24 years.  With her rich international experience, she was invited to be the Executive Director of the First Junior Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Beijing in 2016.

 

Choi Sown-le

A graduate of the Royal College of Music in London and the Conservatoire musique de Genève, Choi Sown-le has performed with conductors Maxim Shostakovich, Richard Austin and Yoshikazu Fukumura, and appeared as soloist with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Prague Chamber Orchestra and the former Central Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing.  He is currently Chairman and Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Piano Music Association.

 

Information provided by the artists

DATE
VENUE
PRICE
27.12.2019 (Fri)
20:00
Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
location
$250, $200, $150
DATE
27.12.2019 (Fri)
20:00
PRICE
$250, $200, $150

Tickets available from 5 September onwards at URBTIX outlets, on Internet, mobile app and credit card telephone booking.

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first come, first served basis).

 

Group Booking Discount

For each purchase of standard tickets for ‘GENK and Friends - Perfect Ten’, the following concession applies:

10% off for 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

 

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers.

 

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

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