Star pianist and Hong Kong talents present Nordic ensemble works
Award-winning French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie is one of the most versatile and in-demand pianists worldwide, with a repertoire of astonishing breadth, built up over a 40-year career. Winner of the prestigious Busoni Competition, laureate of the Leeds Competition and Master in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel of Brussels from 2017 to 2022, he has also performed with some of the world’s great ensembles, under the baton of stellar conductors.
In this special concert following Musicus Soloists Hong Kong’s acclaimed inaugural concert and European debut, guest artistic director Lortie guides MSHK in exploring works by Northern European composers such as Carl Nielsen, Arvo Pärt and Jean Sibelius, in addition to performing Edvard Grieg’s unparalleled Piano Concerto in A minor in a rarely heard arrangement with all-strings accompaniment by MSHK.
Nielsen Little Suite for Strings, Op. 1
Pärt Fratres for Violin, Strings and Percussion
Violin: Angela Chan
Sibelius Romance in C for String Orchestra, Op. 42
Sibelius Impromptu for String Orchestra, Op. 5
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Duration of the concert is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.
*The presenter reserves the rights to change the program and substitute artists should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary. The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Musicus Society is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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