Great Violin Concertos:

Valeriy Sokolov Plays Prokofiev

Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Violin Valeriy Sokolov



Concerto in E-flat, “Dumbarton Oaks”


Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 63


Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64

Valeriy Sokolov (Violin)

  • First Prize, Best Performance & Enescu Foundation Prize, George Enescu International Competition 2005
  • Has performed with leading conductors & orchestras including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andris Nelsons, David Zinman, Philharmonia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, St Petersburg Philharmonic, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
  • His chamber music partners include Lisa Batiashvili and Gautier Capuçon

“His playing is technically immaculate.”
The Strad

“Sokolov’s violin playing requires every superlative in the dictionary.”

“Sokolov offers an attractive combination of silk and steel.”
BBC Radio 3



Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

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

Valeriy Sokolov (Violin)
©Simon Fowler

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

31 March 2017 (Friday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$340, $220, $140

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 28.1.2017
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Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and CSSA recipients

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

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

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