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French May Arts Festival

Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto

Conductor Jason Lai (HKS Artist Associate 2009-2011)
Oboe Gabriel Pidoux
 

Programme

Beethoven

Fidelio Overture, Op 72c

Vaughan Williams

Oboe Concerto in A minor

Sibelius

Symphony No 5 in E-flat, Op 82


Named “Révélation Soliste Instrumental” of the year at the prestigious Victoires de la Musique Classique in 2020, French oboist Gabriel Pidoux has enjoyed a flourishing international career since winning the Second Prize at the 2019 Prague Spring International Music Competition. This French May, he will make his Hong Kong début and present two delightful programmes, playing Vaughan Williams’ idyllic Oboe Concerto to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth with Hong Kong Sinfonietta under the baton of Jason Lai, in a concert which also features Sibelius’ epic Symphony No 5, as well as appearing in recital with local pianist Colleen Lee, performing a sparkling selection of Romantic gems featured in his début CD released just this February.

 

Gabriel Pidoux (Oboe)

“Pidoux plays… with remarkable poetic elegance.” Radio France

“The warmth of the tone, the suppleness of the phrase and the sincerity of the expression… soft and elegant reading.” Diapason

  • “Révélation Soliste Instrumental”, Victoires de la Musique Classique 2020
  • 2nd Prize, Prague Spring International Music Competition 2019
  • Has appeared at such festivals as La Folle Journée de Nantes Live on Arte, Festival Radio France Montpellier, in Salon-de-Provence alongside Emmanuel Pahud, Gilbert Audin, Paul Meyer, David Guerrier and Benoît de Barsony

 




 

Jason Lai (Conductor / HKS Artist Associate 2009-2011)

“Enthusiastic and energetic.”The Telegraph

  • Principal Conductor, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory
  • Principal Guest Conductor, Orchestra of the Swan
  • Associate Conductor, Hong Kong Sinfonietta (2013-2014)
  • Associate Conductor, Singapore Symphony Orchestra (2013-2018)

 

Admission Arrangement of Venue

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

23 June 2022 (Thursday)
8pm

Venue:

HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:

$450, $320, $180


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Get a 20% discount when you purchase full-price tickets to this concert & “Gabriel Pidoux Oboe Recital: Romance” (21 Jun 2022).

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More ticketing info
Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / info@hksinfonietta.org
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

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