RENDEZVOUS 3
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RENDEZVOUS 3

Date:

30 MAY 2022

Time:

8pm

Venue:

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

Admission :

$480 / $280 / $180

RENDEZVOUS 3

Pandemic wreaked havoc on our lives. It struck us with fear and left many in despair. Yet, where there is love, there is hope!

With hope, our world is intact. We are taming the disease and dancing with it, whilst trying to explore what it means through living. With hope, life will never cease to amaze you.

This is the 3rd RENDEZVOUS with you the music lover, where the musicians bring a feast of chamber music that emanates the essence of love, conveying to the audiences the sounds of love. May the music, simple yet passionate, fill the city and the world with hope.

Programme

Concert will cover solo and chamber music including new arrangements on classical and pop music repertoire. We will feature professional musicians from members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra as well as up-and-coming young talents.

Our selections of favourite movements and transcriptions including French chamber repertoire on

Eugène Ysaÿe Violin Sonata Op.27 No.4 in E minor
Piano & Violin / Cello Duo: Claude Debussy Rêverie, Gabriel Faure Après un rêve
Piano Trio: Maurice Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Piano Quartet: Gabriel Faure Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.15
Chamber arrangement of pop numbers (current hits and classics)
and more...  

*Programmes subject to changes

Biographies

Nicole Ho, pianist

Collaborative pianist Nicole Ho graduated from the University of Hong Kong and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London with a Degree of Master of Music in Music Performance. 

Now an accomplished accompanist, Nicole has collaborated in concerts and appeared on RTHK4 with eminent artists including Sir James Galway, Robert Morris Aitken and Adam Rapa. She has premiered with local and overseas artists from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Korean Chamber Orchestra, and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. International music festival appearances include Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria and French May Arts Festival in Hong Kong.

Ho was invited to attend the Piano Pedagogy Conference at the Crane School of Music State University of New York, Potsdam. Currently an adjunct faculty member of the Education University of Hong Kong and instructor at the Music Office, Ho frequently appears as guest pianist for various vocal ensembles and choirs including the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir and the Hong Kong Children’s Choir.  

Since her debut duo concert Les Favoris in French May 2018, her recent interest in Chinese-Western music synergy resulted in two consecutive Rendezvous series of chamber music concerts. In French May Arts Festival 2022, the third one is in the pipeline to be held at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre.


The Phoenix Quartet 

Formed in 2020 by four long-term residents of Hong Kong, it is the only professional Piano Quartet in the city. At one time, they were all staying on Lantau Island and they became inspired by the Chinese name of Lantau Peak - Phoenix. They are passionate chamber music players and hope to promote the Piano Quartet repertoire in Hong Kong. In the past season, they have performed at Haw Par Music, Tom Lee LIVE, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, S’way Music Studio. Their most recent performance was at the new Steinway & Sons Gallery, hosted by the Hong Kong Museum of Art’s The Sound of Art concert series. They have also appeared on RTHK’s arts TV show, The Works for a performance and interview.

Members:

Violin – Katrina Rafferty
Viola – Damara Lomdaridze
Cello – Shelagh Heath
Piano – Jacqueline Leung 


Alvin Chan, violinist

Hong Kong-born classical violinist. He graduated at the St Paul’s College (Hong Kong) with a full music scholarship in 2013. Since 2008, Alvin has given concerts at Wigmore Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Queen Elizabeth Hall (London).

In addition, Alvin was appointed as a sit-in player at the BBC Symphony Orchestra (2019-2020), playing under the baton of esteemed conductors such as Semyon Bychkov and Antonio Pappano. Alvin has also partnered with Asian Chamber Orchestra and Ponte Orchestra to stage several charity concerts as a soloist, playing Beethoven Violin Concerto, and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. He is currently a violin player for the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra. 

Over the years, Alvin has played in masterclasses with internationally esteemed violinists, including Ning Feng, Sarah Chang, and Benedict Cruft. He has previously studied with distinguished violinist/Hong Kong Philharmonic Principal Viola Andrew Ling. Recently, he graduated with a Master of Performance degree (Violin) with the sponsor of Noel Croucher Scholarship to study under renowned violin pedagogue Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music (London). Alvin completed his high school diploma at The Purcell School for Young Musicians in London.


Tae-Mi Song, cellist

Tae-Mi Song enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, orchestral player and soloist. She first received music tuition in her hometown Hamburg, Germany, before moving to London to study with Leonard Stehn at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She worked with orchestras such as London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, and BBC Concert Orchestra. Chamber music and soloist engagements have taken her to Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, South Korea and France. 

In 2016, Ms Song has been invited by internationally renowned conductor Jaap van Zweden to join the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ticketing information

Tickets are available at URBTIX

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