Happy Hour Concert - 5th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival

2014-01-17 19:00 - 20:30

Happy Hour Concert - 5th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival

When: 17 Jan 2014 Fri 19:00
Where: HK Jockey Club Amphitheatre - The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Maxim Rysanov

Maxim Rysanov


Perfect for busy urbanites! The Happy Hour Concert presents the perfect opportunity to squeeze a culture fix into the beginning of the weekend with a concert performed by some of the world's top musicians. Best loved works by Mozart and Schubert are featured alongside Roger Zare's Geometries, the winner of the Audience Prize at the Intimacy of Creativity 2013. This concert is for those who are never too busy for the best.

Jian Wang

Jian Wang

Roger Zare: Geometries (Winner of Audience Prize @ Intimacy of Creativity 2013)
Roger Zare, Cho-Liang Lin, Burt Hara, Jian Wang

Schumann: Marchenbilder
Maxim Rysanov, Evelyn Chang

Mozart: Piano Trio in E, K.498 'Kegelstatt'
Maxim Rysanov, Burt Hara, Evelyn Chang

Puccini: String Quartet 'Crisantemi'
Miró Quartet

Schubert: String Quartet in C minor, No.12, D.703 'Quartettsatz'
Miró Quartet

Roger Zare

Roger Zare


Roger Zare
Roger Zare has been praised for his "enviable grasp of orchestration" (New York Times) and for writing music with "formal clarity and an alluringly mercurial surface." Born in Sarasota, Florida, USA, he is often inspired by scientific and mathematical concepts. His works have been performed by such ensembles as the American Composers Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Sarasota Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony, the Aspen Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, and the Sioux City Symphony. An award winning composer, Zare has received honors from the ASCAP and BMI foundations, the 2008 American Composers Orchestra Underwood Commission, a 2010 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and many other local and regional honors. He has been composer in residence at the Salt Bay Chamber Music Festival, the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington and the SONAR new music ensemble.  Zare holds a DMA ('12) from the University of Michigan, where he has studied with Michael Daugherty, Paul Schoenfield, Bright Sheng, and Kristin Kuster. He holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory (MM '09) and the University of Southern California (BM '07), and his previous teachers include Christopher Theofanidis, Derek Bermel, David Smooke, Donald Crockett, Tamar Diesendruck, Fredrick Lesemann, and Morten Lauridsen.

Burt Hara
Burt Hara is one of the great orchestral clarinetists of our time. He recently joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic, after playing principal clarinet with the Minnesota Orchestra for more than 25 years. Burt has also drawn acclaim for his solo appearances and many chamber performances, as well as soloist with the orchestra. An active chamber musician, Hara has performed at various US summer music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, as well as the Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest. He has served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota School of Music and, in summer, the Aspen Music Festival and School. As a guest lecturer and clinician, he has presented master classes at prestigious institutions including the Curtis Institute and Yale University. A native of California, Hara earned a bachelor of music degree in 1984 from Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music. He is a Buffet Crampon USA performing artist.

Jian Wang
While a student at the Shanghai Conservatoire, Jian Wang was featured in the celebrated documentary film From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. Mr Stern's support paved the way for him to go to the United States and in 1985 he entered the Yale School of Music. Jian Wang's first professional engagement was in 1986, at New York's Carnegie Hall.  Since then he has embarked on a truly international career. During the 2012/13 season, highlights of Jian Wang's concerto performances include the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Ashkenazy and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Wang has also performed at many chamber music festivals throughout the world including Verbier in Switzerland, Aldeburgh in the UK, Tanglewood and Mostly Mozart in the USA. In 2008 Jian made his debut at the BBC Proms performing three of Bach's solo Cello Suites. He has an extensive discography with DGG, Reverie (arrangements for cello and guitar) and the Bach Cello Suites being his most recent releases.

Maxim Rysanov
Maxim Rysanov is one of the rare viola players with a thriving career as a soloist, performing in major concert halls worldwide with renowned conductors, orchestras and chamber partners. His recital in Hong Kong in September 2012 (presented by PPHK and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta) was named one of the top three classical music concerts of the year by the South China Morning Post. This year, in addition to a busy concert schedule, Rysanov continues as artist-in-residence at the prestigious Valladolid Concert Hall in Spain. He has won many prizes including the Classic FM Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award 2008, BBC New Generation Award 2007-2009. His many recordings have been highly acclaimed (e.g. Editor's Choice in Gramophone and The Strad and topping the iTunes chart in USA). Originally from the Ukraine, Maxim Rysanov has made London his home. He plays on a Giuseppe Guadagnini viola (1780) on extended loan from the Elise Mathilde Foundation.


Price: $250 / 150 / 50
Ticketing Enquiries: 852-28112321
Tel: 852-25848500
Add: 1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong


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