Inspired by Brahms series

Great Violin Concertos:

Alina Pogostkina Plays Beethoven

Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen
Violin Alina Pogostkina



Im Sommerwind


Violin Concerto in D, Op 61


Symphony No 3 in F, Op 90


Alina Pogostkina (Violin)

  • Winner, International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition 2005
  • Has collaborated with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustavo Dudamel, Neville Marriner, Paavo Järvi and David Zinman
  • Performs frequently at major festivals such as the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Dresden and Beethovenfest Bonn
  • Plays chamber music with Yuri Bashmet, Joshua Bell, Christoph Eschenbach, Steven Isserlis, Gidon Kremer, Pekka Kuusisto and Menahem Pressler

“Pogostkina is appropriately passionate but never overstates things.”

The Strad

“The most delicate, exquisite account I think I’ve heard of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto…heart-stopping in its beauty.”
The Herald


Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor)

• Principal Conductor, Cologne Chamber Orchestra
• Professor, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich
• Music Director, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie (2007–2011)
• Artistic Director, Munich Chamber Orchestra (1995–2006)
• Artistic Director, ARD International Music Competition (2001–2005)
• President, Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik, Berlin (1996–2000)
• 1st Violin & Co-founder, Cherubini Quartet

“Enlightening and immensely rewarding.”
BBC Music Magazine


Alina Pogostkina (Violin)

Christoph Poppen
(Principal Guest Conductor)
©Takao Komaru

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Booking Details
Dates & Times:

21 January 2017 (Saturday)



Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium

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$320, $220, $140

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The APPRECIATE concerts are, mainly, classical concerts featuring guest artists and conductors of world renown.  Apart from performing orchestral masterpieces, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly commissions new works and introduces to audiences works that are rarely heard in Hong Kong.

Music is good for everyone! The LEARN series takes audiences aged 0 to 88 into the world of classical music through specially designed concert series including Good Music for Babies, Good Music for Kids, Short-cut to Classical Music, Know Your Classical Music and HKS McDull Music Project.

In the light-hearted RELAX concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta shares with audiences great music ranging from orchestral favourites to music from movies and musicals.

The ENCOUNTER series offers unique opportunities for audiences to get close to the music and the performers through chamber music concerts, talks, often at unconventional venues or time. These include Good Music This Lunch, Good Music @ The Fringe, Beyond Good Music @ The Fringe, HKS ArtisTree Residency and UpClose Encounters.

Often referred to as “one of the world’s great small orchestras”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to go on many TOURS in Europe, Asia, South and North Americas, sharing good music with audiences in over 30 cities.  In 2017/2018, the orchestra will make its début in Germany and perform at festivals in France, Portugal, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.

WHAT ELSE?  Apart from classical concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly appears in staged productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Opera Hong Kong and visiting arts groups such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This season, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will also host the 1st International Conducting Competition.

“The Hong Kong Sinfonietta… emerged as an orchestra quite worthy to bear its country's flag.”  Le Devoir (Canada)