Know Your Mozart Violin Concertos

Principal Guest Conductor/Presenter Christoph Poppen
Violin/Presenter Noah Bendix-Balgley


All-Mozart programme

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K525: I Allegro
Violin Concerto No 1 in B-flat, K207: I Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto No 4 in D, K218: II Andante Cantabile
Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216: III Rondo: Allegro
Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219, “Turkish”

All dated to 1775 when he was only 19, Mozart’s five violin concertos have for two and a half centuries been favourites of music students and connoisseurs alike.  In Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s ever-popular Know Your Classical Music series, Maestro Christoph Poppen and his former student, Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, will share their insights into these masterpieces through the performance of various movements from three of the concertos as well as the complete No 5, “Turkish”.


Noah Bendix-Balgley (Violin/Presenter)

  • First Concertmaster, Berlin Philharmonic
  • Concertmaster, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (2011-2015)


Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor/Presenter)

  • Principal Conductor, Cologne Chamber Orchestra
  • Professor of Violin & Chamber Music, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich
  • Artistic Director, Marvão International Music Festival, Portugal
  • Music Director, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie (2007-2011)
  • Artistic Director, Munich Chamber Orchestra (1995-2006)
  • President, Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik, Berlin (1996–2000)
  • 1st Violin & Co-founder, Cherubini Quartett

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Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor / Presenter)
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Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor / Presenter)
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor / Presenter)
©HK Sinfonietta Ltd

Noah Bendix-Balgley (Violin / Presenter)
©Nikolaj Lund

Noah Bendix-Balgley (Violin / Presenter)
©Nikolaj Lund

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

7 July 2018 (Saturday)


8 July 2018 (Sunday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$340, $220, $140

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 5.5.2018
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
URBTIX Internet Ticketing

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: In English
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 /
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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