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Good Music @ The Fringe with James C.:

Songs and Sketches

Violin/Presenter James Cuddeford
Viola William Lane (Guest performer)
Double bass Masami Nagai
Flute Lee Yi-wei Angus (Guest performer)
Piano Alan Chu


Brett Dean

Demons for Solo Flute (2004)

György Kurtág

Tre Pezzi  for Violin & Piano, Op 14e (1979)

James Cuddeford

Kōan IV for Solo Viola (2016)

Heinz Holliger

Three Sketches for Violin & Viola (2006)

Brett Dean

Intimate Decisions for Solo Viola (1996)

György Kurtág

Bagatelles for Flute, Double Bass & Piano, Op 14d (1981)

Upclose Encounters: Join James Cuddeford and Brett Dean in conversation after the concert


Concertmaster James Cuddeford has programmed chamber works by three prominent contemporary composers, including his teacher Kurtág whom he has worked closely with over the years, as well as celebrated Australian composer Brett Dean whose music is championed by many of the leading conductors and orchestras worldwide. Come along, have a drink and explore the unique sound world created by these distinguished composers of our time!


An event of

Dates & Times:

17 January 2017 (Tuesday)


The Fringe Club – Fringe Dairy (2 Lower Albert Road, Central)

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$180 / $162* (including a drink)


*Walk-in tickets are available at door

* for Fringe Club Members only; membership card MUST be presented at the door

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Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

James Cuddeford (Violin/Presenter)
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Past concert
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Past concert
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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.