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The teenage sweethearts who went their separate ways, were brought back together by music, married, and play as part of an exciting young trio

Pianist Wu Qian, from China, and Russian violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky duetted and dated as teenagers at the Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK. Later they reunited, married, and now play in a trio with German cellist Isang Enders.

10 Nov 2019 - 7:44PM

Pianist Wu Qian, from China, and Russian violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky duetted and dated as teenagers at the Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK. Later they reunited, married, and now play in a trio with German cellist Isang Enders.

The teenage sweethearts who went their separate ways, were brought back together by music, married, and play as part of an exciting young trio
From climate change to human exploitation, performing artists leverage the stage to address global issues

Hotel Pro Forma and Cirkus Cirkör are among the line-up of performing arts groups set to present their takes on pressing global issues with Hong Kong audiences

9 Aug 2019 - 12:56PM

Hotel Pro Forma and Cirkus Cirkör are among the line-up of performing arts groups set to present their takes on pressing global issues with Hong Kong audiences

From climate change to human exploitation, performing artists leverage the stage to address global issues
When your loved one hurts you: ‘Autumn Sonata’ goes from big screen to grand stage to tell of estranged mother-daughter relationship

Opera and film intertwine in a retelling of the Ingmar Bergman film that is set to premiere in Hong Kong this October

9 Aug 2019 - 12:46PM

Opera and film intertwine in a retelling of the Ingmar Bergman film that is set to premiere in Hong Kong this October

When your loved one hurts you: ‘Autumn Sonata’ goes from big screen to grand stage to tell of estranged mother-daughter relationship
War Horse author on the inspiration, and the lie, behind famous book and its unlikely success

Michael Morpurgo’s moving testament to the thousands of horses that died during the first world war was based on a painting that never was; the stage adaptation will show at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in May.

16 Apr 2019 - 1:25PM

Michael Morpurgo’s moving testament to the thousands of horses that died during the first world war was based on a painting that never was; the stage adaptation will show at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in May.

War Horse author on the inspiration, and the lie, behind famous book and its unlikely success
When Welsh National Opera director fell in love with music, and how he depicts mad love triangle of Pelléas et Mélisande

Captivated as a five-year-old by a lone voice singing in a darkened barn, David Pountney has made a career of directing opera singers. He explains how he uses water as a metaphor for a character’s shifting mental state in Debussy’s opera

12 Mar 2018 - 8:57PM

Captivated as a five-year-old by a lone voice singing in a darkened barn, David Pountney has made a career of directing opera singers. He explains how he uses water as a metaphor for a character’s shifting mental state in Debussy’s opera

When Welsh National Opera director fell in love with music, and how he depicts mad love triangle of Pelléas et Mélisande
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: lead actor talks about the role’s physical demands

The West End adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling book is coming to the 2018 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Joshua Jenkins talks about the sheer physical effort of playing the 15-year-old main character and the play’s positive effects on audience members who are on the autistic spectrum

4 Mar 2018 - 7:46PM

The West End adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling book is coming to the 2018 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Joshua Jenkins talks about the sheer physical effort of playing the 15-year-old main character and the play’s positive effects on audience members who are on the autistic spectrum

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: lead actor talks about the role’s physical demands
Celtic journey:  five Riverdance spin-offs that blend Irish dance with magic and dazzle
Berliner Philharmoniker’s Philharmonia Quartett  prepares a chamber musical menu of Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann for Hong Kong
Four great New York Jazz concerts in Hong Kong
Nederlands Dans Theater takes dance inspiration from ancient Chinese shamanic text, the Book of Changes
How to bring a puppet to life: CELL puppeteers explain their secrets ahead of Hong Kong show
From Mozart to madness: five great videos of comedy crossover ‘classical’ music quartets
Classical music impresario Harry Christophers has advice for aspiring young musicians
Russian pianist to play all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, in order, over eight concerts in Hong Kong

Konstantin Lifschitz will do something few pianists have ever done – perform the cycle of Beethoven sonatas in sequence – over six days at the University of Hong Kong, beginning this week

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Konstantin Lifschitz will do something few pianists have ever done – perform the cycle of Beethoven sonatas in sequence – over six days at the University of Hong Kong, beginning this week

Russian pianist to play all 32 of  Beethoven’s piano sonatas, in order, over eight concerts in Hong Kong
Musical extravaganza: pianists Daniil Trifonov and Rafał Blachacz each to perform Chopin  in Hong Kong
Let’s dance: Flamenco is one ‘valuable lesson in life’ for Hong Kong to learn
The Play that Goes Wrong, soon to hit the stage in Hong Kong, is a tour de farce

From a fringe theatre in Islington, to the West End and Broadway, to a Royal Variety performance, this slapstick comedy is going from strength to strength

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

From a fringe theatre in Islington, to the West End and Broadway, to a Royal Variety performance, this slapstick comedy is going from strength to strength

The Play that Goes Wrong, soon to hit the stage in Hong Kong, is a tour de farce
Human Stories in Puppetry series in Hong Kong are a celebration of life
Spellbinding: Hong Kong is in for a visual feast with Laterna magika and Company Zimmermann & de Perrot shows
From Pink Floyd to Kanye West, rock music inspires new ballets
Musical flair: military bands are poised to unveil the age-old weapon of music in Hong Kong

The People’s Liberation Army, the Hong Kong Police and the Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies bands will march into Hong Kong for an extraordinary gathering of musical might  

3 Jul 2017 - 5:29PM

The People’s Liberation Army, the Hong Kong Police and the Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies bands will march into Hong Kong for an extraordinary gathering of musical might  

Musical flair: military bands are poised to unveil the age-old weapon of music in Hong Kong
‘Is this a dagger which I see before me’: Five Asian adaptations of Shakespeare’s Macbeth that will haunt and beguile you

‘The Scottish play’ tells the tale of naked ambition, bloody murder, guilt, chaos and supernatural interference – themes which profoundly resonate with Asian audiences

22 Jun 2017 - 4:44PM

‘The Scottish play’ tells the tale of naked ambition, bloody murder, guilt, chaos and supernatural interference – themes which profoundly resonate with Asian audiences

‘Is this a dagger which I see before me’: Five Asian adaptations of Shakespeare’s Macbeth that will haunt and beguile you
Ahead of Hong Kong concert, pianist Stephen Hough talks about the music that saved him as a teenager

After Hough was mugged when he was 12, his life went a little of the rails – until a teacher directed him towards an Elgar work that helped him reconnect with music

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

After Hough was mugged when he was 12, his life went a little of the rails – until a teacher directed him towards an Elgar work that helped him reconnect with music

Ahead of Hong Kong concert, pianist Stephen Hough talks about the music that saved him as a teenager
Dark Irish humour a highlight of Hong Kong Arts Festival

The Beauty Queen of Leenane is painful to watch in places but cast members say it reflects a culture used to darkness, violence and humour

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

The Beauty Queen of Leenane is painful to watch in places but cast members say it reflects a culture used to darkness, violence and humour

Dark Irish humour a highlight of Hong Kong Arts Festival
Smoking, nudity, immortality – Janacek opera The Makropulos Case, highlight of Hong Kong Arts Festival, has it all

A modern take on an eternal theme, this 1926 work – which has its Asian premiere in Hong Kong later this month – asks a profound question: what is the meaning of a life that never ends?

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

A modern take on an eternal theme, this 1926 work – which has its Asian premiere in Hong Kong later this month – asks a profound question: what is the meaning of a life that never ends?

Smoking, nudity, immortality – Janacek opera The Makropulos Case, highlight of Hong Kong Arts Festival, has it all
The ‘great power of life’ in 40 minutes: Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass, a Hong Kong Arts Festival highlight

Czech composer’s work has unique qualities, says conductor Jaroslav Kyzlink, who’ll lead performances in the city of the religious work

14 Feb 2017 - 3:01PM

Czech composer’s work has unique qualities, says conductor Jaroslav Kyzlink, who’ll lead performances in the city of the religious work

The ‘great power of life’ in 40 minutes: Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass, a Hong Kong Arts Festival highlight
Actress Michelle Dockery relished the challenge of new series Good Behavior

In stark contrast to previous role as Lady Mary in the period drama Downton Abbey, she has reinvented herself as a former con artist and meth addict with a penchant for dressing up

11 Nov 2016 - 5:14PM

In stark contrast to previous role as Lady Mary in the period drama Downton Abbey, she has reinvented herself as a former con artist and meth addict with a penchant for dressing up

Actress Michelle Dockery relished the challenge of new series Good Behavior
How pianist Murray Perahia seeks out the message in music he plays

Works don’t just have a beginning and an end but an internal structure and a context, acclaimed musician discovered during a forced hiatus from playing, as he tells Victoria Finlay ahead of Hong Kong concert

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Works don’t just have a beginning and an end but an internal structure and a context, acclaimed musician discovered during a forced hiatus from playing, as he tells Victoria Finlay ahead of Hong Kong concert

How pianist Murray Perahia seeks out the message in music he plays
Akram Khan mines Indian spiritual soap in Hong Kong-bound Until the Lions

Dancer and choreographer made his name in Peter Brook’s adaptation of the Mahabharata, and returns to the Sanskrit epic for New Vision Arts Festival production about love, revenge and betrayal

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Dancer and choreographer made his name in Peter Brook’s adaptation of the Mahabharata, and returns to the Sanskrit epic for New Vision Arts Festival production about love, revenge and betrayal

Akram Khan mines Indian spiritual soap in Hong Kong-bound Until the Lions
West End favourite Perfect Nonsense heads to Hong Kong

Robert and David Goodale talk about reviving comedy show Perfect Nonsense which begins a 12-day run in Hong Kong next week

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Robert and David Goodale talk about reviving comedy show Perfect Nonsense which begins a 12-day run in Hong Kong next week

West End favourite Perfect Nonsense heads to Hong Kong