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French May Arts Festival

Great Piano Concertos:

Julien Libeer Plays Poulenc

Music Director Emeritus/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Piano Julien Libeer
 

Programme

Dai Fujikura

Entwine (2021) (Hong Kong première)

Poulenc

Piano Concerto

Sibelius

The Swan of Tuonela

Sibelius

Symphony No 7 in C, Op 105


Belgian pianist Julien Libeer has established himself as one of the brightest rising stars in today’s scene acclaimed for his “full mastery… [and] playing of great clarity, subtlety and firmness” (ARTAMAG). Having performed at prestigious venues such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall and Elbphilharmonie, he will visit Hong Kong this French May Arts Festival to perform alongside Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Music Director Emeritus Yip Wing-sie, playing iconic French composer Poulenc’s sparkling Piano Concerto.

 

Julien Libeer (Piano)

★★★★★ De Standaard

“Julien Libeer is a pianist with full mastery of his style: playing of great clarity, subtlety and firmness.” Artamag

“Everything he does sounds true, with great economy of gesture, crystal-clear limpidity and intense expression.” Süddeutsche Zeitung

 “A brilliant piano trajectory.” Luister

 “We have here a dazzling and varied recital that leaves nothing to be desired, both technically and interpretatively.” Pizzicato

  • Has performed with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Brussels Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra; under conductors including Trevor Pinnock, Jun Märkl, Michel Tabachnik, Hervé Niquet, Joshua Weilerstein and Enrique Mazzola
  • Has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and is a regular guest of the Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels and Concertgebouw Amsterdam
  • Chamber partners include Augustin Dumay, Camille Thomas, Frank Braley, Maria João Pires and Lorenzo Gatto
  • Recipient of Diapason d’Or de l’Année 2016, Klara Award 2016 and ECHO Preis 2017



 

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Booking Details
Dates & Times:

17 June 2023 (Saturday)
8pm

Venue:

HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:

$480, $340, $200


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20% discount for purchasing standard tickets to any TWO or more of the following concerts:

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 1 hr 30 mins 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.

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.