• Mon
  • Dec 22, 2014
  • Updated: 2:22pm

Yip Wing-Sie

Sinfonietta musical director performs creative and financial balancing act

Yip Wing-sie. Photo: Jonathan Wong

When Yip Wing-sie took to the podium to open the Hong Kong Sinfonietta's 2013-14 season, it was the 12th time she had lifted the wraps on a new package of classical programmes since the start of her association with the ensemble.

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 10:21am

A good week for ...

Yip Wing-sie

Yip Wing-sie

30 Sep 2012 - 4:09am

Know Your Ballet Music

Yip Wing-sie conducts the HK Sinfonietta performing excerpts from ballet works such as Prokofiev's Cinderella and Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker; choreographer Yuri Ng Yue-lit presents (with Yip) and dancers Carlo Pacis, Justyne Li and Roy Li Long-hin also perform. Mainly in Cantonese. Jul 27-28, 7.30pm, Jul 29, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Jean-Claude Pennetier Plays Mozart

Yip Wing-sie conducts pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier (left) and the HK Sinfonietta playing works by Mozart and Brahms. A Le French May programme. Apr 27, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Daishin Kashimoto Plays Brahms

Yip Wing-sie conducts Japanese violinist Kashimoto (left), soprano Yuki Ip, baritone Albert Lim, the HK Sinfonietta, and others performing Debussy-Ravel's Danse (Tarentelle Styrienne), Brahms' Violin Concerto in D and Faure's Requiem. A Le French May programme. Apr 14, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$360 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Faure's Requiem

Yip Wing-sie conducts violinist Daishin Kashimoto, violist Lise Berthaud (left), harp player Ann Huang, soprano Yuki Ip, baritone Albert Lim, the HK Sinfonietta, HK Young People's Chorus, HK Voices and Die Konzertisten performing Debussy's Danses Sacree et Profane, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat and Faure's Requiem. A Le French May programme.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

La Valse Remembered

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Viennese players bring crowds to Victoria Harbour

Yip Wing-sie, music director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, recalls her breathtaking experience as the only Hongkonger to conduct at the prestigious Golden Hall in Vienna.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Yip Wing-sie - Music director, Hong Kong Sinfonietta

If Yip Wing-sie had doubts about making it as a conductor, she knew other options were always available - as a violinist, piano teacher or perhaps going into concert promotion after taking an MBA.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

McDull's dream show at West Kowloon on hold

The departure of former arts hub chief Graham Sheffield disrupted plans to stage the first symphony concert at an open-air piazza in West Kowloon.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Tunes for tots and adults, too

Classical Music for Babies began as a ruse - despite its billing, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta concerts were initially aimed at parents. The orchestra introduced the series last year as a way to help the adults appreciate music through storytelling and imagination. 'Hopefully, that would inspire them to do the same at home', says the orchestra's music director, Yip Wing-sie.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Orchestra set to celebrate life

For the city's music lovers, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta promises an event-filled calendar for 2011-12. Several highly anticipated performances are on its programme list, aiming to celebrate the magic of life through the wonder of music, matching the season's theme: 'What a Wonderful World!'

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

Play it by year

There was no glitzy press launch for the Hong Kong Sinfonietta's new season this month. Whether for reasons of finance or temperament, it must hardly have seemed a priority when sitting on such healthy statistics for the season that's just been wrapped up.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Ray Chen Plays Tchaikovsky

Yip Wing-sie conducts violinist Ray Chen (above) and the HK Sinfonietta playing works by Tang Lok-yin, Bartok and Tchaikovsky. A HK Arts Festival programme. Mar 25, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$340 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

For the Love of Music

Yip Wing-sie conducts Slovenian soprano Sabina Cvilak (right), local tenor Warren Mok and the HK Sinfonietta performing works by Verdi, Puccini, Lehar, Gershwin and Bernstein. Jan 28, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am