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Great Piano Concertos:

Alexander Ullman Plays Rachmaninov No 3

Conductor Ola Rudner
Piano Alexander Ullman
 

Programme

Arvo Pärt

Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten  (1977/1980)

Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor, Op 30

Brahms

Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98


Electrifying, impassioned and breathtakingly virtuosic, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3 embodies the Romantic bravura tradition with its expansive lyricism, irrepressible character and lush blend of forces. British rising star Alexander Ullman – winner of both the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest (2011) and in Utrecht (2017) – will bring his captivating rendition of this timeless classic to his début with Hong Kong Sinfonietta under the baton of Swedish conductor Ola Rudner, in a programme which also includes Brahms’ exquisite Symphony No 4 and Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten.

 

Alexander Ullman (Piano)

“He combines sensitivity and agility at the highest level.”Gramophone Magazine

“Every nuance perfectly judged, poised and placed … His sound is unique.” Seen and Heard International

“Beautifully delicate playing, with vibrant colours…One to watch.” BBC Music Magazine

“Ullman followed in the best interpretative tradition, flaunting mastery and absolute assuredness.”Il Nuovo Pesaro

“He heard the score with immense clarity and vision, and brought it to life as if the composer were watching over his shoulder.”Huffington Post

  • 1st Prize, Franz Liszt International Piano Competition Budapest 2011
  • 1st Prize, International Franz Liszt Piano Competition Utrecht 2017
  • Has performed with such orchestras and conductors as Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Markus Stenz

 

Ola Rudner (Conductor)

“It was surprising with what ease and naturalness Rudner managed to find new facets” Südwestpresse

  • Chief Conductor, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen (2008-2016)

 

Disease Prevention Measures

  • Audience members will need to go through temperature checks upon entering the performance venue. Those with fever symptoms will be denied entry and should seek immediate medical advice.
  • Audience members must wear their own masks inside the performance venue.
  • To comply with the reduced capacity and social distancing regulations of the performance venue, special seating arrangements are in place. Please sit in your assigned seats.
Booking Details
Dates & Times:

20 November 2021 (Saturday)
7:30pm

Venue:

HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:

$420, $280, $160


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*Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Premiere Performances are delighted to continue their collaboration in bringing international artists to Hong Kong. This time, the featured artist is pianist Alexander Ullman, who will be playing in “Alexander Ullman: 3 Sonatas” recital (18 Nov) as well as performing with Hong Kong Sinfonietta in the “Great Piano Concertos: Alexander Ullman Plays Rachmoninov No 3″ concert (20 Nov). Enjoy 20% off when purchasing standard tickets to both the recital and the concert in the same transaction at URBTIX.

Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and the minder & Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more standard tickets

Note: Discounts cannot be used in conjunction of other discounts

More ticketing info
Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / info@hksinfonietta.org
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

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.

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