Paragon of pianists returns to HK
Pianist Yundi Li made an eagerly anticipated return to Hong Kong last week, playing Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No2, with Edo de Waart conducting the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. The three concerts at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre were the Chongqing-born pianist's first appearances in his new hometown since gaining his SAR citizenship.
'The atmosphere was exhilarating. I think Hong Kong's classical music scene is getting better and better,' said Li (left) at a fund-raising party for the orchestra at the InterContinental. 'I'm hoping to collaborate with more great musicians and looking forward to a solo performance later this year.'
Li was presented with a black and white diamond pin designed by Michelle Ong Cheung Yau-lun, chair of the orchestra's fund-raising committee. The accessory features the Chinese characters Yun (cloud), and the lucky number eight.