The Art of the Trumpet: Haydn & Jolivet

Conductor Chuang Tung-chieh
Trumpet Tamás Pálfalvi



Trumpet Concerto No 2*


Funeral Song, Op 5 (Hong Kong première)*


Trumpet Concerto in E-flat, Hob VIIe:1


The Firebird Suite (1919 version)


*Due to the change of programme order, the concert will begin with Jolivet’s Trumpet Concerto No 2 instead of Stravinsky’s Funeral Song.



Tamás Pálfalvi (Trumpet)

Pálfalvi’s breath control is such you could hardly tell he was breathing.” Los Angeles Times

“Pálfalvi sets new standards for trumpet playing with a breathtaking proficiency that seems almost acrobatic at times.” MDR Figaro

“A young musician with an uncommon combination of elegance and daring.” Los Angeles Times

Tamás distinguishes himself and his instrument as a dream team on an adventurous journey, and takes the listener right along with him… ” Bayerische Rundfunk

 Mr Palfalvi, the trumpeter, brought juicy tone and chiseled passagework to works by Bartók, Enescu and Sarasate. His natural showmanship came through, especially in Peter Eotvos’s Sentimental, in which Mr Palfalvi created an imaginary dialogue between Miles Davis and Chet Baker, sometimes holding a cornet and a fluegelhorn simultaneously.” The New York Times

  • ECHO Rising Star 2017/2018
  • Winner, the 1st Fanny Mendelssohn Sponsorship Award 2015
  • Winner, WEMAG Soloist Award 2015, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Recent highlights included performances with Los Angeles Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl, with Camerata Salzburg at Rheingau Musik Festival and at KKL Lucerne, at Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, etc, and as Guest Principal Trumpet on tour with Budapest Festival Orchestra


Chuang Tung-chieh (Conductor)

“Chuang proves himself to be a maestro who can create with his sweeping gestures such atmospheric soundscapes that one could almost touch.” Der Tagesspiegel

  • Winner, International Malko Competition 2015
  • 2nd Prize, Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition 2015 (1st Prize not awarded)
  • 2nd Prize, Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition 2013
  • Has conducted renowned orchestras including BBC Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, etc





Press Release (ENG)

Press Release (CHI)

Tamás Pálfalvi (Trumpet)
© Dominik Odenkrichen

Tamás Pálfalvi (Trumpet)
© Dominik Odenkrichen

Chuang Tung-chieh (Conductor)
© Harald Hoffmann

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

27 April 2019 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$380, $260, $150

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets
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Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and the minder & Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more standard tickets

Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Language: Nil
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
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Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

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