Paik saves best for last in uneven Ravel survey

Kun Woo Paik plays Ravel Hong Kong Arts Festival Cultural Centre Concert Hall February 11

Monday, 13 February, 2012, 12:00am


Washington, DC

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


Los Angeles

Mad Men and Modern Family were the big winners at the 2011 Emmy Awards last week, with the former winning its fourth Emmy in a row for outstanding drama series. Modern Family, the hit ensemble comedy, won the award for outstanding comedy series plus other awards for writing, directing and acting.

New York

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Los Angeles

The Museum of Contemporary Art mounted eight paintings by late artist Cy Twombly yesterday, part of a memorial exhibition that will run until October 2. 'Cy Twombly Tribute: A Scattering of Blossoms & Other Things' offers some of the eccentric painter's best works from his career of more than 60 years. Twombly (pictured) died on July 5 this year, aged 83.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Angela Hewitt, pianist

1. The Goldberg Variations - J.S. Bach

I was 16 when my teacher, Jean-Paul S?villa, decided I should learn it. He said: 'Many young pianists have the fingers needed to play it, but not many have the brains.'

2. The Well-Tempered Clavier - J.S. Bach

2 May 2010 - 12:00am

Woo factor

As an art student, Singaporean painter Ian Woo just didn't 'get' representational painting. 'I had problems transferring what I saw onto the canvas,' he says.

2 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

HK artist's painting for space odyssey

Veteran ink painter Lam Tian-xing, based in Hong Kong, is one of about 300 artists who will have their works carried on the Shenzhou VII spacecraft.

The Ministry of Culture invited him to contribute the painting - the only Hong Kong-themed work - as part of a programme to take art into space.

25 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

The Academy's Best Pianists fund-raising concerts

The Academy's Best Pianists fund-raising concerts

City Hall Concert Hall

Reviewed: June 21 and 22

24 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Stretching a point

For Xing Liang, the opening night of Nijinsky, a piece he choreographed for the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) two years ago, remains a blur. The troupe's resident artist was too nervous to assess a work that he had spent more than a year on. At the second performance, however, he was more relaxed and had a clearer picture of his stage portrait of the Russian ballet legend.

24 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Emanuel Ax Returns

Emanuel Ax Returns

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Reviewed: Jun 6

10 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Emanuel Ax returns

The Polish-American pianist (below) joins the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in Chopin's Piano Concerto No2 and Brahms' Piano Quartet. The orchestra also plays Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin. Edo de Waart conducts. Fri-Sat, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

1 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


There will be a range of programmes, including a chance to meet the performers and creative talent involved and even take a class with them

Arts management seminars

Funding models: How should we fund the arts?

February 23, 10am-5pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

New Year's Gala

Ola Rudner (above) conducts German soprano Cornelia Gotz and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in Mozart's Magic Flute, Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, Rachmaninov's Vocalise, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Ravel's La Valse and works by the Strauss family. Today, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Self-styled mega-star enjoys second coming

In the flesh, US artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel bears little resemblance to the arrogant person the press has made him out to be.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

'I'm definitely not a morning person and I get up as late as possible, usually not before 9am. First, I check my e-mails on my BlackBerry. I don't really have breakfast but I can't survive without tea; Earl Grey is my favourite.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am