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Le French May Arts Festival


Jean-Guihen Queyras Plays Tchaikovsky & Murail

Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen
Cello Jean-Guihen Queyras
Composer Tristan Murail



La Clemenza di Tito Overture, K621

Tristan Murail

De Pays et d’Hommes Étranges  (2019) (Asian première)
Concerto for Cello & Chamber Orchestra
Commissioned by Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Hong Kong Sinfonietta & Munich Chamber Orchestra


Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op 33


Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550

Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)

★★★★★ Bachtrack

“Queyras is master of his instrument.”BBC Music Magazine

“Jean-Guihen Queyras is an exceptional soloist…his contribution is, by any standard, first-rate.”
Classics Today

Astounding.Washington Classical Review

“Queyras’ instinctive musicianship and ravishingly beautiful tone are bewitching.”BBC Review

 “Queyras speaks of the world…he brings the universe to the end of his bow.”Le Devoir

“Queyras is always in command of what he does, and how he wants this elusive music to speak.”
The Guardian

  • A discography of over 20 albums, winning such accolades as CHOC (2014), Diapason d’Or (2008) & “Soliste instrumental de l’année”, Victoires de la Musique Classique (2008)
  • Has collaborated with leading orchestras and conductors including Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Orchestre de Paris and Philadelphia Orchestra; Iván Fischer, Jiři Bělohlávek, Philippe Herreweghe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Has been the Artist-in-Residence of renowned concert halls and festivals including Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence


Tristan Murail (Composer)

  • His works have been performed and recorded by Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Intercontemporain, etc
  • Taught composition at IRCAM (1991-1997), Columbia University (1997-2010), Mozarteum University Salzburg, etc



Dates & Times:

1 June 2019 (Saturday)


HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 12.3.2019
Ticket Bookings:2111 5999
Ticketing Enquires:3761 6661
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Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Language: Nil
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
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Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
© Thomas Dorn

Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
© Marco Borggreve

Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
© Marco Borggreve

Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor)
© Takao Komaru

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.