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My life: James Galway

The man with the golden flute talks to Richard Lord about touring, musical education and why he prefers performing alongside his wife.

Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 11:49pm

Playing for little brother

As Sputnik 1 blasted into orbit, Soviet violinist David Oistrakh stepped off a plane in Beijing. His now reissued music would have a lasting impact in China, finds Oliver Chou.

20 Oct 2012 - 11:34pm

Valuable lessons for hearing-impaired students

Sitting in the audience, nine-year-old Locke was mesmerised as  the mallets and drum sticks wielded by Evelyn Glennie seemingly disappear in a rhythmic blur.

4 Jun 2013 - 10:15am

First lady Peng Liyuan drums up more fans with winning way in Trinidad

After a steel band played the patriotic Chinese songs In the Fields of Hope and My Wonderful Hometown, two of Peng's signature songs, the first lady walked over to the band and played along with them on one of their steel drums.

3 Jun 2013 - 12:27pm 2 comments

Musician turned jewellery designer Anna Hu creates pitch-perfect pieces

Anna Hu made history last year when she became the first Asian jeweller to be featured in a solo exhibition at the Louvre's Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.

24 May 2013 - 1:12pm

Video: Ai Weiwei releases heavy metal song about his incarceration

Ai Weiwei, China's most renowned dissident artist, has released a new heavy metal song as the first part of his The Divine Comedy music album on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Spotify launches in Hong Kong

It's been a long wait, but Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, finally landed in Hong Kong last month. The music service which lets subscribers stream music for free already has 24 million users around the world - six million of whom are now paying customers.

17 May 2013 - 4:56am

Talking points

Financial secretary meets filibuster lawmakers

10 May 2013 - 4:43am

Arts review: Kraftwerk, Hong Kong Eye

For a band whose reputation was built around reclusiveness, the music world has been seeing an awful lot of Kraftwerk lately.

7 May 2013 - 11:25am

Dream work: the Buddha Machine

On a sunny spring afternoon, Christiaan Virant of the Beijing duo FM3 stopped to have a coffee in Causeway Bay. He was in Hong Kong to source new rubber cases for the next Buddha Machine, a small device that plays music loops taken from FM3 songs.

5 May 2013 - 3:27pm

Their own worst critics

Apast interview with British band Foals contained admissions of teenage problems with authority, wild mood swings and the pressures of fame.

5 May 2013 - 3:46pm

Kids get up close with orchestra

If your child enjoys music, getting up close to an orchestra and meeting players is likely to be an eye-opening experience.

30 Apr 2013 - 10:44am

Vinyl records back in the groove

19 Apr 2013 - 10:55am

Apple said to be planning launch of music streaming services

Apple is reportedly planning the launch of a music streaming service that could challenge the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

14 Apr 2013 - 8:09am

Reviews: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic

Rarely does one find a Chinese classical concert on the theme of love without the overplayed Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto. The four works performed at last weekend's Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra concert came from a list of some 2,000 works it commissioned and premiered.

9 Apr 2013 - 9:31am