Premiere Performances of Hong Kong celebrates birthday with free musical showcase

Featuring violinist Ning Feng and violist Maxim Rysanov, the concert will take place on September 24 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

PUBLISHED : Friday, 18 August, 2017, 6:03pm
UPDATED : Friday, 18 August, 2017, 6:03pm

Chamber music promoter Premiere Performances of Hong Kong (PPHK) will celebrate its 10th anniversary next month with a free concert. The show will feature top international and local musicians including violinists Ning Feng and Lin Cho-liang, cellist Qin Li-wei, violist Maxim Rysanov as well as pianists Chen Sa and Evelyn Chang.

“Chamber music is incredibly beautiful,” says PPHK founder Andrea Fessler. “When it’s played at the highest level with the artists that we bring, it is exciting, it is exhilarating … and when you watch it in the audience, it actually does feel like you are watching a musical conversation.”

Over the last 10 years, the PPHK has showcased almost 50 artists as part of its recital series, including star pianist Yuja Wang (2009), violinist Nicola Benedetti (2011), guitarist Milos Karadaglic (2012) and mandolin player Avi Avital (2015).

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The PPHK organises the annual Hong Kong International Music Festival, consisting of concerts, talks and masterclasses. According to PPHK, the number of annual chamber music concerts has grown from 13 to more than 130 in the past decade. It also runs an education programme that brings live performances, workshops and teacher training to more than 200 local schools.

For its upcoming season, the concert promoter will continue to present up and coming talent including pianist Zhang Zuo, cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and baritone Benjamin Appl.

Registration for the free concert on September 24 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall has opened and seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tel: 9545 6851; pphk.org