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The Music of Angels: World Harp Congress
What could be better than one harpist? —nine-hundred and fifty-seven harpists! Of all ages and backgrounds, they descended upon Hong Kong in July, to attend this years’ thirteenth World Harp Congress—the first time the congress has been held in Asia.
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Datong: The Chinese Utopia
In touch with Tang Shu Wing
This summer, as part of the Hong Kong Music Series in London, the European première of the chamber opera “Datong: The Chinese Utopia” will take place on 27 and 28 July at the Richmond Theatre. Presented by the Hong Kong
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Music Interflow – A Dialogue of Two Cultures
Pianists Nancy Loo and Mary Wu will be collaborating as a duo alongside a stellar line-up of Hong Kong musicians for the first concert, ‘Musical Interflow’, of the Hong Kong Music Series in London. Interlude spoke to the two musicians
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Around Hong Kong in a Day…from London
Classical composer Fung Lam and jazz guitarist Teriver Cheung teamed up with architect Anthony Lai to give us Hong Kong Episodes. The original 12-episode version received its premiere in Hong Kong in October 2015. With the 12 episodes, each could
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Hong Kong Chamber Music Festival – Nicholas Canellakis
Nicholas Canellakis makes his Hong Kong debut this month, performing Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brett Dean. Ahead of his first concert, I catch up with him and learn about his childhood, teaching and the interplay of music and acting in his
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Building a Sound: An Interview with the Takács Quartet
Ahead of their appearance in Hong Kong, we caught up with the Takács Quartet and asked them a few questions about their long career and what they saw for the future. Takács Quartet is Edward Dusinberre, first violin; Károly Schranz,
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Keeping it Fresh with the Emerson Quartet in Hong Kong
The Emerson String Quartet travels to Hong Kong this month to perform at the annual Chamber Music Festival. Paul Watkins, the Quartet’s cellist, balances a busy solo career against the work of the Quartet, much like the other members of
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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast:
The Innovative Hong Kong Festival Orchestra
The Ride of the Valkyries from a helicopter, the William Tell Overture for a merry-go-round, Barber’s Adagio for Strings in a barbershop while the violinist gets a shave, the New World Symphony on the Star Ferry, performances on a double-decker
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