Sitkovetsky Trio recital
Premiere Performances，co-presented by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, supported by British Council
The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as one of the most exceptional piano trios of today, giving sensational performances in the world's foremost concert halls. Through their thoughtful and committed approach, they have received numerous awards and critical acclaim.
Sonata and Variations: Paul Lewis Piano Recital
MUSE, The University of Hong Kong
Paul Lewis’ performances have been described as “exquisite”, “extraordinary”, and “masterly”. Having won three Gramophone awards, Lewis’ recordings of works by Beethoven and Schubert have received international acclaim, reaffirming his reputation as one of the greatest interpreters of the classical repertoire. In this Hong Kong recital, Paul Lewis will present two significant piano works, both written during the composers’ final years.
Freespace Jazz Fest: GoGo Penguin
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
GoGo Penguin brings an exciting blend of hard-hitting jazz meets electronica. Nominated for the Mercury Prize Album of the Year for their second album v2.0 in 2014, this jazz power trio from Manchester, UK has crafted a unique sonic identity and become a reference point for a new generation of jazz musicians.
Fragrant Village Festival: ALARM – Gabriel Prokofiev x The Timecrafters
London-based composer, producer and DJ Gabriel Prokofiev composes music that both embraces and challenges western classical traditions. As a grandson of renowned Classical composer Sergei Prokofiev, Gabriel is nevertheless unbound by the limit of music genre and experiments the possibilities of Classical music with notable attempts of DJ–Classical mixture. In this first Asian tour, Gabriel Prokofiev and Hong Kong young chamber orchestra perform his recent electronic compositions and a selection of classics, creating a dialogue between classical and contemporary music.
The Candle Thieves China Tour
Scott McEwan and The Glock will celebrate ten years of The Candle Thieves by kicking off a five-city (Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Zhengzhou and Beijing) tour for the newly released album “Before The War” in October, 2019. As a British band who has attained an expanding Chinese fan-base since 2013, The Candle Thieves returns to China once again.
Barry Douglas Piano Recital
Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, the first non-Russian pianist to be honored with the award since Van Cliburn in 1958. As a soloist he has previously given concerts with the BBC Scottish Symphony, London Symphony, Russian National, Cincinnati Symphony, Staatskapelle, and Orchestre National de France, among others, and regularly plays in recitals throughout the world.
London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle
Xinghai Concert Hall
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will perform with Music Director Sir Simon Rattle and Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax, on 27th September in Guangzhou at Xinghai Concert Hall. This will be the LSO's third appearance at Xinghai Concert Hall after their previous visit in 2007 and 2014. Programme includes Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27
Musicians in Residence China: A Retrospective
British Council, Xintiandi, Ruihong Tiandi
As part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the British Council China, this special exhibition showcased the the British Council Musicians in Residence programme and will take you on an inspirational journey of 18 UK musicians in 15 Chinese cities between 2011 and 2019.
London Elektricity 4-hour-set@ARKHAM
Sweatshop's last big night of the year, Drum & bass mega label HOSPITAL RECORDS returns with a label boss and all around dnb legend Tony Colman aka LONDON ELEKTRICITY 4 hour set.
Xintiandi World Music Festival – World Music Asia
World Music Asia, XINTIANDI,
The British Council invites three musicians from the musicians in residence programme (Jasmin Rodgman, Love Ssega and Sid Peacock) and two Scottish bands to perform 16 gigs across China in Shanghai, Wuhan and Chongqing at the Xintiandi World Music Asia Festival. Jasmin and Sid will also deliver workshops with local musicians in Shanghai
NCPA August Chorus Festival 2019 Closing Concert: VOCES8
The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is now established as one of the world's most versatile and best-loved singing groups. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the ensemble performs a repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements.
ECHO’s Rising Stars——Tamsin Waley-Cohen Violin Recital
Described by the Guardian as a performer of "fearless intensity", former ECHO Rising Star Tamsin Waley-Cohen has established herself as one of the most insightful and versatile young British violinists. This season sees her debut in China with James Baillieu. She will be performing violin sonatas by Beethoven, Debussy, and Elgar alongside Heifetz's arrangements of pieces from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.