Sebastian Klinger Plays Schumann

Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Cello Sebastian Klinger
Composer Charles Kwong (HKS Artist Associate)


Charles Kwong

Pastoral – after we perish (world première)
Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta


Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129


Concerto in E-flat, “Dumbarton Oaks”


Classical Symphony, Op 25

Sebastian Klinger (Cello)

Intensely expressive… sensual and immaculate.”Journal Frankfurt

“Near-heavenly beauty.” Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Sebastian Klinger made his cello sing.”Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung

“Remarkable, refined, with a natural feeling for the composer’s lyricism.” Gramophone

  • 1st Solo Cellist, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (2004 – 2015)
  • Has given recitals at prestigious festivals including the Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festivals, as well as venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and Concertgebouw
  • Has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin and Hamburg Symphony
  • Chamber music partners include Lang Lang, Lisa Batiashvili, Yo-Yo Ma, Jörg Widmann, François Leleux, Gidon Kremer and Yuri Bashmet, among others
  • His recording of Bach’s Cello Suites won a Diapason d’Or
  • Professor of Violoncello, Musikhochschule Hamburg


Charles Kwong (Composer) (HKS Artist Associate)

  • Artist-in-Residence, Zürich University of the Arts
  • His works have been performed by Ensemble intercontemporain, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and featured at Takefu International Music Festival and Festival International de Piano La Roque d’Anthéron


Booking Details
Dates & Times:

4 April 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
Language: Nil
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
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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 orchestra is renowned for its creative approach to popularizing the genre.”  South China Morning Post