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Le French May Arts Festival

Jean-Guihen Queyras &

Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Conductor Clemens Schuldt
Cello Jean-Guihen Queyras
Composer Thomas Larcher



Concert Românesc


Cello Concerto No 1 in C, Hob VIIb:1

Thomas Larcher

Ouroboros for Violoncello & Chamber Orchestra (2015) (Asian première)

Commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta/Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Swedish Chamber Orchestra,
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra &
Hong Kong Sinfonietta


Symphony No 4 in C minor, D417, “Tragic”


Clemens Schuldt (Conductor)

  • Principal Conductor, Munich Chamber Orchestra


Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)

  • Has collaborated with leading orchestras and conductors including Gewandhausorchester, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Orchestre de Paris and Philadelphia Orchestra; Iván Fischer, Philippe Herreweghe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Has been the Artist-in-Residence of renowned concert halls and festivals including Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
  • Has given world premières of works by Ivan Fedele, Gilbert Amy, Bruno Mantovani and Thomas Larcher, among others.

“Playing of extraordinary refinement.”
The Guardian

 “Jean-Guihen Queyras takes the cello to new territory.”
The Telegraph

“Queyras’s instinctive musicianship and ravishingly beautiful tone are bewitching.”
BBC Review

“He invests the cello’s voice with human characteristics – it whispers, sobs, screams, laughs and sings.”
The Strad

“Queyras is always in command of what he does, and how he wants this elusive music to speak.”
The Guardian


Thomas Larcher (Composer)

  • Held composer residencies at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Mozarteum Orchester, Wigmore Hall, and many festivals including Davos, Heimbach, Risör, Mondsee and Bantry.
  • Awardee of Austrian “Kunstpreis” for music (2015); the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Elise L. Stoeger Prize (2014/15); Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award)
  • Founder of KLANGSPUREN Festival; Director of the Swarowski MUSIK IM RIESEN Festival
  • Commissioned by the Lucerne Festival, London’s Southbank Centre, BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall, and the Zaterdagsmatinee in Amsterdam; compositions written for internationally renowned soloists and ensembles such as the London Sinfonietta, the Artemis Quartet, Heinrich Schiff, Matthias Goerne, Till Fellner, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, among others.

“His extraordinary, arresting, communicative music is one of this century’s wonders.”
The Times



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Dates & Times:

10 June 2017 (Saturday)


HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 14.3.2017
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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


Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
©Marco Borggreve

Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
©Marco Borggreve

Clemens Schuldt (Conductor)
©Sammy Hart

Thomas Larcher (Composer)
©Richard Haughton

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.