Conductor Vasily Petrenko (standing behind piano) and pianist Boris Giltburg (front) with the Hong Kong Philharmonic for the Phil’s recent all-Russian programme. Photo: Keith Hiro/HK Phil
Conductor Vasily Petrenko (standing behind piano) and pianist Boris Giltburg (front) with the Hong Kong Philharmonic for the Phil’s recent all-Russian programme. Photo: Keith Hiro/HK Phil

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‘Breathtaking’: Hong Kong Philharmonic’s all-Russian programme – Vasily Petrenko conducts pianist Boris Giltburg and the Phil playing Rachmaninov and Prokofiev

  • Petrenko, who has been rumoured to be taking over from HK Phil’s music director Jaap van Zweden, conducted with calm and fluidity
  • Meanwhile, pianist Giltburg spiced things up with clarity, precision and incredible technique, whether playing at a blistering pace or hushed and harp-like

Conductor Vasily Petrenko (standing behind piano) and pianist Boris Giltburg (front) with the Hong Kong Philharmonic for the Phil’s recent all-Russian programme. Photo: Keith Hiro/HK Phil
Conductor Vasily Petrenko (standing behind piano) and pianist Boris Giltburg (front) with the Hong Kong Philharmonic for the Phil’s recent all-Russian programme. Photo: Keith Hiro/HK Phil
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