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Tiny Galaxy Concert @ Haw Par


Hong Kong Sinfonietta Presents:

Tiny Galaxy Concert @ Haw Par

WORLD PREMIÈRE at MOViE MOViE Festival【Life is Art 2023】


Violin: James Cuddeford, Le Hoai-nam
Viola: Elvis Chan, Christina Bean, Ringo Chan
Cello: Chang Pei-chieh
Clarinet: Fong Hiu-kai Johnny
Trombone: Christopher Rodgers
Director: Stanley Ho

György Kurtág –  Signs, Games and Messages: Im Volksto
Bartók – Selections from 44 Duos for Two Violins
György Ligeti – Ballad and Dance for Two Violins
György Ligeti – Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg for Violin & Cello
György Kurtág – Selections from Signs, Games and Messages for String Trio
György Kurtág – Aus der Ferne III for String Quartet
Sibelius – Water Droplets for Violin & Cello
Schubert – 4 Komische Ländler in D for Two Violins, D354
Bridge – Lament for Two Violas
Elliott Carter – Mnemosyné for Solo Violin
Béla Kovács – Hommage à J S Bach for Solo Clarinet
Enrique Crespo – Improvisation No 1 for Trombone
James MacMillan – From Galloway for Solo Clarinet
Bach – Partita No 1 in B minor for Solo Violin, BWV1002: Sarabande


Performed / Recorded: Mar 2021
First release: 12 Dec 2023 (Hong Kong)
Duration: 75 minutes
Language: English (Chinese, English subtitles)

“Always feels extra special to be making music in a place with a unique history – and exploring the different rooms!”

James Cuddeford (Concertmaster, Hong Kong Sinfonietta)

Hong Kong Sinfonietta started its “Tiny Galaxy” chamber concert series in 2020, during covid. Inspired by the hidden gems of Hong Kong, the first filmed series of “Tiny Galaxy” concerts took place in an eclectic youth hostel in Shamshuipo called “Wontonmeen”. Curated by Concertmaster James Cuddeford, 11 episodes of “Tiny Galaxy Concerts @ Wontonmeen”, featuring local and international musicians, are now shown on the HKS YouTube channel. The first of the “Tiny Galaxy” films, called “All-Star Tiny Galaxy @ Wontonmeen” made its world premiere as the closing film of the Life is Art Film Festival in 2021, at MOViE MOViE Cityplaza. Two years on, our 2nd “Tiny Galaxy” film is ready, and made its world première at the 2023 Life is Art Film Festival. It is set inside the magnificent Haw Par Mansion – a Grade I Historic Building from 1930’s Hong Kong. With a mixture of works all hand-picked for the space and acoustics, the film boasts 14 works played by different instruments, featuring Bach to the very contemporary… and James as a guide, taking you around the residence, to the most unexpected corners! Definitely not for the unadventurous, we invite you to join us on this special musical journey!



MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
12.12.2023 (Tue) | 7:35pm*
30.1.2024 (Tue) | 7:40pm* (additional screening)

14.12.2023 (Thu) | 7:35pm*

*With post-screening sharing session:
James Cuddeford (Concertmaster, Hong Kong Sinfonietta)

Featured Artists

James Cuddeford

Le Hoai-nam

Elvis Chan

Christina Bean

Ringo Chan
Chang Pei-chieh

Fong Hiu-kai Johnny

Christopher Rodgers