Le French May Arts Festival

Hong Kong Sinfonietta:

Great Piano Concertos: Rémi Geniet Plays Rachmaninov No 2

Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Piano Rémi Geniet
Sheng Loo Sze-wang (HKS Artist Associate 2012-2013)
Violin James Cuddeford
Composer Chan Hing-yan (HKS Artist Associate 2016-2018)


Arvo Pärt

Darf Ich… – for Solo Violin, Bell (ad lib) & Strings (1995/1999) 


Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18

Chan Hing-yan

Hark the Phoenix Solitaire Cry – for Sheng & Orchestra (2017) (world première) 


The Firebird Suite (1919)



Rémi Geniet (Piano)

  • Prix André Hoffmann 2016, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad
  • Diapason d’Or of the year 2015
  • 1st Prize, 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, New York
  • 2nd Prize, Queen Elisabeth Competition 2013
  • Has performed with orchestras and conductors including St Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Marin Alsop, Emmanuel Krivine and Edo de Waart

“An instinctive and profoundly cultivated musician.”

 “Dazzling and of rare intelligence.”
Le Devoir


Chan Hing-yan (Composer/ HKS Artist Associate 2016-2018)

  • Professor of Music, The University of Hong Kong
  • His compositions have been heard at festivals such as Edinburgh International Festival, Melbourne Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, the Second Spring of the Chinese Symphony in Beijing, Hong Kong Arts Festival, and music festivals in Amsterdam and Budapest



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Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Yip Wing-sie (Music Director/Conductor)
©Yvonne Chan

Rémi Geniet (Piano)
©Jeanne Groues

Rémi Geniet (Piano)
©Jeanne Groues

Loo Sze-wang (Sheng/HKS Artist Associate 2012-2013)
©Sky Lip

James Cuddeford (Violin)
©Yvonne Chan

Chan Hing-yan (Composer/HKS Artist Associate)
©Mr So Photography

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

20 May 2017 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 14.3.2017
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
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Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Language: Nil
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.

“The orchestra is renowned for its creative approach to popularizing the genre.”  South China Morning Post