Sonata in A-flat major, Op 110
Davidsbündlertänze, Op 6
*Please note the date & time of the masterclass have been changed from 6.4.2016 (Wed) 3pm to 8.4.2016 (Fri) 2pm.
Acclaimed pianist Saleem Ashkar will share with you his insights on music and piano playing at the Piano Masterclass jointly presented by Hong Kong Sinfonietta and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Saleem Ashkar (Piano)
･ Made his New York Carnegie Hall début at the age of 22
･ Regularly performs with leading conductors and orchestras such as Mehta, Barenboim, Muti, Eschenbach, Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Concertgebouw and Staatskapelle Berlin
･ Has toured extensively with Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, including appearances at the Proms and Lucerne Festivals
･ His DECCA recordings include concertos by Mendelssohn with Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (Chailly) and Beethoven with NDR Symphony (Bolton)
“His playing blends warmth and clarity, intensity and freshness that simply grabs you: Pure Beethoven-joy.”
– Die Welt
“He captures just the right balance of clarity, swiftness of attack, poetry and élan: every note shines with sun-reflecting clarity as the finales whirl along.”
– BBC Music Magazine