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David Greilsammer & Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Paris – Vienna – Budapest

Conductor/Piano David Greilsammer



Orchestral Suite from Operas


Symphony No 103 in E-flat, “Drum Roll”


Melodien (1971) (Hong Kong première)


Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K453

David Greilsammer (Conductor/Piano)

• Music and Artistic Director, Geneva Camerata
• “Young Musician of the Year”, French Music Awards 2008
• Appears regularly as pianist and conductor with prestigious orchestras such as San Francisco Symphony,  Philharmonique de Radio-France and Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
• Award-winning recordings on Sony Classical

“Greilsammer’s conducting and piano playing generate a freshness and imagination that allow each of the works to be enjoyed as a dynamic interpretation in its own right.”The Telegraph

“The brilliant Israeli pianist David Greilsammer has a gift for devising programs that intriguingly juxtapose old and new music.”The New York Times

“An astonishing achievement, a triumph of innovative programming and brilliantly probing execution…There’s no question that he’s an artist of major importance. ” The San Francisco Chronicle



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© Julien Mignot

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David Greilsammer bio (Eng)

David Greilsammer bio (Chi)

Press release (Eng)

Press release (Chi)

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

25 June 2016 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$360, $240, $150

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
URBTIX Internet Ticketing Service:www.URBTIX.hk

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Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and CSSA recipients

10% discount for each purchase of 4-9 full-price tickets; 15% discount for 10-19 tickets; 20% discount for 20 tickets or more

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’s performance] had all the biting dynamics and precision of a top European orchestra.”  South China Morning Post