Award-winning Hungarian violinist Antal Szalai will be in town this month to conclude Hong Kong Sinfonietta's Great Violin Concertos series with Tchaikovsky's masterpiece: Violin Concerto in D, Op 35. The concerto will open with the Asian premiere of foremost British composer Robin Holloway's Fourth Idyll which is a light, playful, lyrical work. The piece is co- commissioned by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City of London Sinfonia and Vasteras Sinfonietta. Under the baton of music director Yip Wing-sie, the orchestra will also present Aaron Copland's Pulitzer Prize-winning ballet music Appalachian Spring to complete the concert. Szalai, 27, is already one of the most exciting and expressive artists on the musical scene. He started his musical career as a child prodigy, giving his first public performance when he was only five. Szalai has given concerts in more than 25 countries in the world and has appeared with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras. He has recorded three albums with his first being named 'Editor's Choice' by Gramophone magazine. The concert will be held on March 27, 8pm at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. Tickets cost HK$50, HK$75 and HK$110 for full-time students. For more information call 2836 3336.