Le French May Arts Festival

Anaïs Gaudemard & Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Conductor Chien Wen-pin
Music Director/Conductor * Yip Wing-sie (2nd conductor)
Harp Anaïs Gaudemard
Composer Philippe Manoury


Philippe Manoury

Instants Pluriels (Orchestra Version) – world première *


Harp Concerto, Op 25


Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta



Anaïs Gaudemard (Harp)

  • 1st Prize, International Harp Contest in Israel, 2012
  • Prix Thierry Scherz 2015, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad
  • 2nd Prize & Munich Chamber Orchestra Prize, ARD International Music Competition 2016
  • Has performed with Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic and renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Leonard Slatkin and Emmanuel Krivine

“A star is born!”
Harp Column

Fine Music Magazine

“Gaudemard played with great clarity, liveliness and finesse.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung


Chien Wen-pin (Conductor)

  • Resident Conductor, Deutsche Oper am Rhein
  • Executive & Artistic Director designée, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Taiwan


Philippe Manoury (Composer)

  • Member of the Berlin Academy of Arts since 2015
  • Chair of Artistic Creation of the Collège de France in season 2016/2017
  • Compositions received grand prizes from SACD, SACEM, Victoires de la Musique Classique, City of Paris, the State of Monaco, etc.

“Following the death of Pierre Boulez, Philippe Manoury is the figurehead of the French avant-garde.”
Münchner Merkur

“Philippe Manoury hit[s] the right mix between shallow and deep, melodic and dissonant, placating and strident, stasis and progress, simplicity and complexity.”
Seen and Heard International


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Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Anaïs Gaudemard (Harp)
©Miguel Bueno

Chien Wen-pin (Conductor)
©Liu Chen-hsiang

Yip Wing-sie (Music Director/Conductor)
*2nd Conductor for Philippe Manoury's "Instants Pluriels"
©Yvonne Chan

Philippe Manoury (Composer)
©Philippe Stirnweiss

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

27 May 2017 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 14.3.2017
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
URBTIX Internet Ticketing Service:www.URBTIX.hk



Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities & Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients;

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more full-price tickets;

10% discount on full-price tickets for each purchase of 4 to 6 different Le French May performing arts programmes; 15% discount for 7 different performing arts programmes or more.

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase

Duration: Approximately 2 hours with two intermissions of 15 mins
Language: Nil
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / info@hksinfonietta.org
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

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.

“World Class performance.”  South China Morning Post