Great Piano Concertos:

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger Plays Schumann

Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Piano Jean-Frédéric Neuburger


Austin Leung

Life Episode II   (world première)
Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta in 2019 with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund


Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54


Serenade No 6 in D, K239, “Serenata Notturna”


Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, Op 56a

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger (Piano)

★★★★★ Bachtrack

“Phenomenal!”Le Monde

“Remarkably lyrical performance.”The Guardian

“Blending poetry and virtuosity…”The New York Times 

“One of the extraordinary rising generation who keep threatening to take piano playing onto a new level.”Seen and Heard International

“[His Schumann Piano Concerto was] persuasive and memorable.”The Boston Musical Intelligencer

  • Has performed with such conductors and orchestras as Lorin Maazel, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pierre Boulez, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, etc
  • A regular guest at prestigious festivals such as Verbier, Lucerne, La Roque d’Anthéron and Klavier-Festival Ruhr
  • Winner, Young Concert Artists International Auditions, New York 2006
  • Winner of four prizes at Long-Thibaud Competition, Paris 2004
  • Entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris at age 13 and graduated with 5 “Premier Prix”


Austin Leung (Composer)

  • The first Hong Kong composer to win the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize in 2017





Press Release (ENG)

Press Release (CHI)

Yip Wing-sie (Music Director/Conductor)
© HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger (Piano)
© Carole Bellaiche

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger (Piano)
© Carole Bellaiche

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

13 April 2019 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 16.2.2019
Credit Card Booking:2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries:3761 6661
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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

Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Language: Nil
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 /
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.

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