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HK Phil City Hall Series: The Young Mozart –
An All-Mozart Programme featuring HK Phil Young Musicians (9 & 10 May)

30-04-2014

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[30 April 2014, Hong Kong] Enjoy an evening of rejuvenating music from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil). The Young Mozart will be held on 9 & 10 May at Hong Kong City Hall, with conductor Christophe Rousset leading through a programme of works all composed before Mozart celebrated his 24th birthday. The concert showcases Mozart’s youthful genius and celebrates some of his earliest true masterpieces.

HK Phil’s young concertmaster, Jing Wang, and youthful Principal Viola, Andrew Ling, will perform the Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, widely recognised as one of Mozart’s most sublime creations. Other great music in the concert includes the Overture to Mitridate, re de Ponto, Mozart’s first great success on the opera stage written when he was just 14, the overture bubbling with sunny wit and brilliance. The Divertimentoin F shows Mozart taking his first inspired steps with strings, while the Symphony no. 29 was perhaps Mozart’s first completely assured masterpiece, composed when he was 18.

Jing Wang took up the position of Concertmaster with the HK Phil in September 2013 at the invitation of Maestro Jaap van Zweden. He began playing violin at the age of three, made his first public appearance three years later in Marseilles, France, and his concerto début aged nine with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra in Canada.

HK Phil’s Principal Viola Andrew Ling began studying the violin at the age of six. As a child he toured extensively throughout Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region as resident violin soloist with the Hong Kong Yip's Children's Choir. He also appeared regularly as a soloist with the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra.

Conductor Christophe Rousset has a perfect grasp of the rich wealth and diversity of the baroque and classical repertoires. He created his own ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques in 1991. As a world-renowned harpsichordist he has also recorded the complete harpsichord works of Couperin and Rameau.

City Hall Series: The Young Mozart will be held on 9 & 10 May 2014 (Fri & Sat), 8PM in the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. Tickets priced: $360, $280, $200, $140 are now available at URBTIX. For enquiries, please call +852 2721 2332 or visit www.hkphil.org.

 

Artists
Christophe Rousset, conductor [full biography]
During his youth in Aix-en-Provence, Christophe Rousset developed a passion for the Baroque aesthetic. At age 13 he decided to satisfy his keen interest in the discovery of the past through music, by taking up the harpsichord. At 21 he won the prestigious First Prize and Public Prize in the Seventh Bruges Harpsichord Competition (1983). At Aix he also developed his love for opera, which gave him his first strong emotions and still guide him in his work today.

Jing Wang, violin [full biography]
Jing Wang has been the recipient of numerous competition prizes including the Irving M. Klein International Competition (First Prize – 2007), Concertino Praga (First Prize – 2000), Montreal Symphony Competition (First Prize – 1998) and the Canadian Music Competition (First Prize – 1997). In addition he was awarded the "Young Soloist of the Year" (2003) by Les Radios Francophones Publiques, a broadcast network of four countries including France, Canada, Switzerland and Belgium. This award sponsored the release of his first CD album including works by Beethoven, Ravel and Gershwin.

Andrew Ling, viola [full biography]
A native of Hong Kong, Andrew Ling attended Indiana University, where he completed his undergraduate studies with Henryk Kowalski, and his graduate studies at Indiana University with Mauricio Fuks. He is currently a student of Cho-Liang Lin at Rice University in Houston.

 

City Hall Series: The Young Mozart
9 & 10 | 5 | 2014
FRI & SAT 8PM
HK City Hall Concert Hall
HK$360 $280 $200 $140
Tickets Now Available at URBTIX
For ages 6 and above


Artists
Christophe Rousset conductor
Jing Wang violin

Andrew Ling

viola


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Christophe Rousset
Photo Credit: Ignacio Barrios Martinez

Jing Wang

Andrew Ling




Programme
MOZART Mitridate, re di Ponto Overture
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante in E flat
MOZART Divertimento in F

MOZART

Symphony no. 29 in A



Ticketing Information
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+852 2721 2332
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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Director: Jaap van Zweden

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is the city’s largest and busiest musical organisation and is a vital part of Hong Kong’s cultural life. This season it celebrates its 40th professional season, but its roots stretch back well over a century. The HK Phil has now evolved into an orchestral powerhouse in the region, and an acclaimed cultural centrepiece of Asia’s World City.

The HK Phil is formed on the belief that a great city deserves a great orchestra. Annually it presents over 150 concerts attracting over 200,000 music lovers. Featuring an enviable roster of international conductors and soloists, the HK Phil performs a broad variety of music, with many concerts presented free; among them the annual Swire Symphony Under The Stars. Through its acclaimed education programme, over 40,000 young people learned about orchestral music in the last year.

The Swire Group Charitable Trust has been the Principal Patron of the HK Phil since 2006. Swire’s enlightened support, the most generous in the orchestra’s history, continues to enable the orchestra to reach towards high artistic goals.

The HK Phil’s members come from every corner of the globe, with a strong core of Hong Kong musicians. In September 2012 Jaap van Zweden became the orchestra’s Music Director. Future years will see an ambitious series of new projects, with major international tours, renewed local partnerships, and large-scale concert events. The HK Phil has commenced a multi-CD recording project for Naxos, featuring works by Chinese composers.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
SWIRE is the Principal Patron of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is a Venue Partner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

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