28 June 2016

Special Announcement: Change of Conductor

Music Director Yip Wing-sie to replace Alexander Liebreich in the concert “Great Piano Concertos: Sunwook Kim Plays Brahms” on 9 July

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Hong Kong Sinfonietta announces today that due to an injury from a recent accident, Alexander Liebreich, the original conductor scheduled to conduct in the concert “Great Piano Concertos: Sunwook Kim Plays Brahms” on 9 July 2016,  is not able to come to Hong Kong. His place will be taken up by Music Director/Conductor Yip Wing-sie.  The programme remains unchanged.

Music Director Yip Wing-sie will conduct Hong Kong Sinfonietta in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No 1, featuring phenomenal Korean pianist Sunwook Kim and Schumann’s Symphony No 3, “Rhenish”. The concert will be held at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, on 9 July 2016 (Sat).

Sunwook Kim won the Leeds Competition in 2006 at the age of 18, becoming the competition’s youngest winner for 40 years, as well as its first Asian winner. Since then, he has worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors including London Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Berlin Radio Symphony, Daniel Harding, Myung-Whun Chung, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Sir Mark Elder. He has appeared at festivals including BBC Proms, Festival International de Piano de la Roque d’Anthéron and Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and has given recitals at prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Salle Pleyel and Beethoven-Haus Bonn.