Double Bass-mania:

Edicson Ruiz Plays Martinsson


Conductor Alexander Liebreich
Double Bass Edicson Ruiz
Composer Rolf Martinsson



The Magic Flute Overture, K620

Rolf Martinsson

Double Bass Concerto No 1, Op 87 (2011) (Hong Kong première)


The Unanswered Question


Symphony No 3 in D, D200




Alexander Liebreich (Conductor)

  • Artistic Director & Chief Conductor, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Artistic Director, Festival Katowice Kultura Natura


Edicson Ruiz (Double Bass)

  • The youngest ever member of the Berlin Philharmonic, joined in 2003 at 17
  • Winner, International Solo Bass Competition 2001, USA
  • Former member of Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra & Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
  • Joined El Sistema at age 11

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

 “Magnificent performance.”
Thuner Tagblatt

“With impressive virtuosity, Ruiz drew out from his bass colours that one has never heard before on that instrument.”

“An exceptional talent in terms of power, musicality and dynamics.  Anyone who has experienced his breathtaking playing will not want to stop listening.”
Trierischer Volksfreund


Rolf Martinsson (Composer)

  • Professor of Composition, Malmö Academy of Music
  • Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music
  • Works were premiered by Lisa Larsson, Håkan Hardenberger, Martin Fröst, Dan Styffe, among others
  • Major commissions include collaborations with Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Swedish Opera, etc


Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Alexander Liebreich (Conductor)
©Sammy Hart

Edicson Ruiz (Double Bass)

Edicson Ruiz (Double Bass)
©Peter Adamik

Edicson Ruiz (Double Bass)
©Peter Adamik

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

4 November 2017 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$380, $260, $150

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Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
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Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
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