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Guide to the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

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Hong KongJean-Guihen Queyras Cello Recital (Six Suites, Six Echoes – Part II)

Jean-Guihen Queyras Cello Recital (Six Suites, Six Echoes – Part II)
Amy, Bach, Mochizuki, Nodaira
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Jean-Guihen Queyras

Hong KongCellomania: Jean-Guihen Queyras Plays Tchaikovsky & Murail

Cellomania: Jean-Guihen Queyras Plays Tchaikovsky & Murail
Mozart, Murail, Tchaikovsky
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Christoph Poppen; Jean-Guihen Queyras

Hong KongGood Music for Kids (3-6 years old)

Good Music for Kids (3-6 years old)
Respighi, Saint-Saëns, Anderson, Traditional, Elgar, Dvořák, Haydn, Beethoven, Strauss II
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Teresa Cheung

Hong KongCellomania: Pablo Ferrández Plays Dvořák

Cellomania: Pablo Ferrández Plays Dvořák
Takemitsu, Mozart, Dvořák
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Ryusuke Numajiri; Pablo Ferrández

Hong KongKnow Your Brass (N.B. Tuba!)

Know Your Brass (N.B. Tuba!)
Monteverdi, Handel, Vaughan Williams, Beethoven, Wagner, Monti, Schumann, Bernstein
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Perry So; Thomas Leleu
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Hong Kong Sinfonietta finishes the season with a bang

Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
A giant step in Hong Kong's Sinfonietta's journey to musical maturity with this programme of Webern, Beethoven and Mozart.
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French impressionism with Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Raphaël Sévère © Matt Dine
A mixed evening, where Mozart's concerto lacked melancholy and Debussy's Faune inspired neither curiosity nor otherworldliness.
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Modernism trumps romanticism with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Hong Kong Sinfonietta © Hong Kong Sinfonietta Ltd.
Stravinsky and Arvo Pärt’s modernism trumps Rachmaninov’s romanticism with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. 
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Mixed bag from the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Hong Kong Sinfonietta © HK Sinfonietta Ltd
Hong Kong Sinfonietta in a mixed bag of Messiaen, Mozart and Beethoven. 
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Turkish delights with Fazil Say in Hong Kong

Fazil Say © Marco Borggreve
Fazil Say dazzles as both composer and soloist with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. 
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Hong Kong Sinfonietta is one of Hong Kong’s flagship orchestras. With Yip Wing-sie as Music Director, the orchestra has brought music closer to the community, and has achieved significant recognition locally and internationally for its passionate performances and innovative programming.

Since 1999, the orchestra has collaborated with an illustrious array of international musicians and groups, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Plácido Domingo, Augustin Dumay, Fou Ts’ong, Christopher Hogwood, Luciano Pavarotti, Krzysztof Penderecki, Pinchas Zukerman, Mariinsky Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. The orchestra has also been a regular participant at all the major festivals in Hong Kong including the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Le French May. It also partners regularly with Opera Hong Kong and Hong Kong Ballet in their staged productions. On tour, the orchestra has been invited to perform in North America in Canada and New York City; in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay in South America; and has also performed at festivals in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, Lithuania, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Beijing and Shanghai.

The orchestra performs year-round with over 100 performances a season and has been the Venue Partner of the Hong Kong City Hall since 2009. As an avid believer of keeping music alive and contemporary, Hong Kong Sinfonietta commissions and performs new works every year and ventures into crossover concerts. In 2018, the orchestra organised the 1st Hong Kong International Conducting Competition, which attracted 310 applications from 49 countries/regions. The orchestra’s discography includes CDs of works by Chinese composers on HUGO, and three double-CD albums This is Classical Music on DECCA which have been awarded Platinum and Gold Records.

Music Director Yip Wing-sie, one of Asia’s most respected conductors, was the winner of the First Prize and LYRE d’OR in the 35th Concours International de Jeunes Chefs d’Orchestre de Besançon, the Koussevitsky Scholarship, the Seiji Ozawa Fellowship Award and a prizewinner in the 8th Tokyo International Conducting Competition. She has studied with Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Meier, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Norman Del Mar. Yip will be stepping down as Music Director at the end of April 2020 as she takes up the new role Music Director Emeritus. Meanwhile, she will be on the search team for the new Music Director.