Great Piano Concertos:

Michail Lifits Plays Prokofiev No 3

Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Piano Michail Lifits


Chan Kai-young

Times of Prospering and Perishing for Orchestra (world première)
Commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta in 2018 with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund


Piano Concerto No 3 in C, Op 26


Symphonie Fantastique, Op 14


Michail Lifits (piano)

An exhilarating affinity for colours!Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

 “His finely calibrated touch, evenness and the beauty of his sound, remined one of Michelangeli.”Il Giornale di Vicenza

• Winner, Busoni International Piano Competition 2009
• Frequent guest at renowned international festivals such as the Salzburg, Verbier, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and BBC Proms, and at prestigious venues including Philharmonie in Berlin, Herkulesaal and Philharmonie in Munich, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York
• Regular chamber music partners include Vilde Frang, Nicolas Altstaedt, Steven Isserlis, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and Veronika Eberle
• Exclusive artist for Decca Classics since 2011


Chan Kai-young (composer)

  • Hong Kong composer whose works have been featured by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, PRISM Quartet and on such international stages as ISCM World Music Days, International Rostrum of Composers and International Forum of New Music Manuel Enriquez


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Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Michail Lifits(Piano)

Michail Lifits(Piano)

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

Chan Kai-young(Composer)

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

28 April 2018 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$420, $280, $160

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 3.3.2018
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
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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)
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.

“Hong Kong Sinfonietta shines.”  Vancouver Sun