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Inspired by Beethoven series

Cellomania: Aurélien Pascal Plays Shostakovich

Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen
Cello Aurélien Pascal*



Ruy Blas Overture, Op 95


Cello Concerto No 1 in E-flat, Op 107


Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67

*Cellist Aurélien Pascal is replacing Maximilian Hornung who is not able to come to Hong Kong due to the pandemic.




Aurélien Pascal (Cello)

“…unparalleled level of virtuosity and musical intuition…”The Strad

“…an extraordinary display of dazzling virtuosity and riveting music making…”All Things Strings Community

“French cellist Aurélien Pascal is building an international reputation as one of the new generation’s most outstanding young string soloists.”The Violin Channel

  • Winner of 1st Prize, Audience Prize & Special Prize, Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann 2014
  • Has performed with Moscow Tchaikovsky Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, etc
  • Has performed in the most prestigious festivals such as Verbier, Colmar, Prades, Schloss Elmau, the Flâneries de Reims, La Folle Journée de Nantes and Japan, the Festival de Radio-France in Montpellier, the Beethovenfest in Bonn
  • Chamber partners include the Modigliani Quartet, Pavel Kolesnikov, Rémi Geniet, Christian Tetzlaff, Augustin Dumay, András Schiff and Eric Le Sage



Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor)

“Excellent interpretation.”Kölner Stadtanzeiger

“Christoph Poppen brought out a broad soundscape from the orchestra.”Süddeutsche Zeitung

  • Principal Conductor, Cologne Chamber Orchestra
  • Artistic Director, Marvão International Music Festival, Portugal
  • Artistic Director, Classic Revolution Festival, South Korea
  • Music Director, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie (2007-2011)
  • Artistic Director, Munich Chamber Orchestra (1995-2006)


Disease Prevention Measures

  • Audience members will need to go through temperature checks upon entering the performance venue. Those with fever symptoms will be denied entry and should seek immediate medical advice.
  • Audience members must wear their own masks inside the performance venue.
  • To comply with the reduced capacity and social distancing regulations of the performance venue, special seating arrangements are in place. Please sit in your assigned seats.



Dates & Times:

7 November 2020 (Saturday)


HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

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Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
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.