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Enough: Scenes from Childhood
Stephen Hough
The title of this memoir is a clue to just how much, or how little, the author, the celebrated concert pianist and polymath Sir Stephen Hough, is prepared to reveal. Anyone looking for an account of “how I became a
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HKU MUSE Celebrates its 10th Anniversary and Continues to Inspire
Nobuyuki Tsujii & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Full Concert The year 2023 marks the 10th season of HKU MUSE (My University Spotlight Encounters), a series of programmes presented by the Cultural Management Office of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). As
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Russia Today – A Requiem for Peace
On 16 February, the London premiere of Russia Today takes place at King’s Place concert hall. With music by Russian-born composer Eugene Birman, the piece – written during the covid pandemic – features text drawn verbatim from Russians living both
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Review: Boris Giltburg in Hong Kong
Pianist Boris Giltburg has risen to worldwide fame since his victory in Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2013. The ambition of the Moscow-born Israeli pianist can easily be illustrated by his discography (e.g. Rachmaninoff‘s 24 Preludes, Beethoven’s Complete Piano Sonatas &
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Yunchan Lim’s Hong Kong Debut – Imaginative Playing with Volcanic Passion
The youngest winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition ever, South Korean pianist Yunchan Lim, at the mere age of 18, has rocketed to worldwide prominence after his impressive performance in the competition. His performance of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto
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The Ghost Variations
A Novel by Damian Lanigan
Declan Byrnie, child prodigy, and world-class concert pianist has enjoyed a glittering career from a young age, touring the world’s best concert halls and producing acclaimed recordings. Ten years into his career his wife dies in a terrible accident, and
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“I Can’t Make Music Without Sharing” – House Concert by Igor Levit
On 12 March 2020, pianist Igor Levit tweeted the following: Empty concert halls. The idea of listening to and experiencing music together is gone – for now. It’s necessary, yet so sad. But it’s ok. Still: I’d like to continue
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Report From Pesaro – Frivolity and Femicide
Review on Rossini Opera Festival 2022 – La Gazzetta and Otello The 43rd edition of the Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) in Pesaro, Rossini’s birthplace, featured a selection of rare Rossini operas and recitals. The nearly two week-long event again drew
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