Ilya Gringolts • The Art of the Violin

Conductor Ariel Zuckermann
Violin Ilya Gringolts



The Art of the Violin, Op 3: Concerto No 12 in D, “The Harmonic Labyrinth”

Michael Jarrell

Des Nuages et des Brouillards (2016) (Asian première)


Symphony No 8 in G, Op 88


Ilya Gringolts (Violin)

  • 1st Prize, International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” 1998, the youngest winner in the history of the competition
  • Frequent appearances at prestigious festivals such as Salzburg, Lucerne, Edinburgh, Verbier, Berlin, Bucharest and Menuhin Festival Gstaad
  • Has performed with leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, St Petersburg Philharmonic
  • Has premiered works by Peter Maxwell Davies, Augusta Read Thomas, Christophe Bertrand and Michael Jarrell, as well as worked regularly with ensembles specializing in historical performance practice
  • Chamber music partners include Nicolas Altstaedt, Yuri Bashmet, Itamar Golan, David Kadouch, Antoine Tamestit and Jörg Widmann
  • Founder and First Violin, Gringolts Quartet


Ariel Zuckermann (Conductor)

  • Music Director, Israel Chamber Orchestra
  • Music Director, Georgian Chamber Orchestra (2007-2013)


Michael Jarrell (Composer)

  • Professor of Composition, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna & École de Musique Genève-Neuchâtel
  • Composer-in-Residence, Lyon Orchestra (1991-1993) & Lucerne Festival (1996), and featured composer at Musica Nova Helsinki Festival (2000)
  • Has won numerous awards including Music Prize, City of Vienna (2010) & Beethoven Prize, City of Bonn (1986)
  • Notable commissions include piano concerto Abschied (Salzburg Festival, 2001), La Chambre aux Échos for Ensemble Intercontemporain in celebration of Pierre Boulez’s 85th birthday (Lucerne Festival, 2010), opera Bérénice (Opéra National de Paris, 2018)

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Ilya Gringolts (Violin)

Ilya Gringolts (Violin)

Ilya Gringolts (Violin)

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

22 September 2018 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$380, $260, $150

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