Good Music @ The Fringe with James C.:

Hungarian Connections

Violin/Presenter James Cuddeford
Violin Le Hoai-nam
Violin Jia Shu-chen
Violin Ambrose Lui
Viola Chan Tsz-shun Elvis
Viola Ringo Chan
Cello Chang Pei-chieh
Cello Wu Yin-yin



Selections from 44 Duos for Two Violins

György Ligeti

Ballad and Dance for Two Violins (1950)

György Ligeti

Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg for Violin & Cello (1982)

György Kurtág

Selections from Signs, Games and Messages for String Trio (1961-2005)


String Quartet Op 33 No 3 in C, Hob III:39, “Bird”

“Hungary provides the focus for this concert, with string music from three of its greatest composers. Included are some of Kurtág’s highly expressive and intensely personal miniatures – a small tribute to my teacher in his 90th birthday year.”    — James C.


* Please note that the concert has been rescheduled from 20 September to 27 September.


James Cuddeford (Violin/Presenter)
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James Cuddeford

Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Past concert
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Past concert
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Past concert
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Booking Details
Dates & Times:

27 September 2016 (Tuesday)



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

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$180 / $162* (including a drink)


Limited walk-in tickets are available at door

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

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’s performance] had all the biting dynamics and precision of a top European orchestra.”  South China Morning Post