Melodies to Touch Your Heart - Chen Xi & Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra

2014-05-03 20:00 - 2014-05-04 17:00

Melodies to Touch Your Heart - Chen Xi & Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra

When: 3 May 2014 Sat 20:00
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

When: 4 May 2014 Sun 15:00
Where: Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall

Melodies to Touch Your Heart Poster


Performance Group: Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra
Music Director and Conductor: Dr. Yip Wai-hong
Honorary Guest Conductor: Prof. Gabriel Leung
Assistant Conductor: Dr. Law Po-kwan
Violin: Chen Xi

Chen Xi

Chen Xi

Musorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219
Massenet: Méditation (from opera Thaïs)
John Williams: Theme from movie Schindler's List
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43


Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Yip Wai-hong established the Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra (HKCSO) in 1996. It recruits members aged 7 to 18 through highly competitive open auditions and rewards them an opportunity to study under Yip Wing-sie. Through the years, HKCSO has presented prestigious soloists and international competition winners such as Lu Wei, Yang Tianwa, Yang Xiaoyu, Shun Wenyu, Zhang Haochen, Tang Yun, Wong Wai-yin, Mengla Huang and Angela Cheng. In recent years, HKCSO members have the fortune of learning from iconic violinists Xue Wei and Charles Castleman as the two masters guest-performed violin concertos with HKCSO. Most of the HKCSO violinists hold professional performance diplomas such as LRSM, Dip. ABRSM, FTCL, LTCL and ATCL.

HKCSO has been mesmerizing audiences all over the world since 2001 through concert tours and exchange programmes. In the summer of 2012, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office presented HKCSO in a concert tour of seven concerts in Australia and New Zealand celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Hong Kong handover. Members of the HKCSO participated in master classes given by the Sydney Symphony. Over in New Zealand, the last two performances of HKCSO presented in Auckland and in Wellington at the Parliament House respectively were attended by the Mayor and congressmen. They endorsed HKCSO with appreciation and praises.


Chen Xi
Being praised by The Strad Magazine as "a very bright musician with strong individuality", Chen Xi, at the age of 17, won the Silver Medal at the 12th International Tchaikovsky Violin Competition in 2002, a year that no Gold Medal was awarded, making him the youngest top prize winner in the history of his competition.

Born in Shenyang, Chen showed astonishing musical talents at an early age. His debut performance was made when he was only seven. He entered the Central Conservatory of Music at the age of 11. Since the age of 13, he has performed with leading orchestras in mainland China. He has won many competitions since his young age, both nationally and internationally. Chen entered the Curtis Institute of Music in the United States in 2003 under the tutelage of Joseph Silverstein, and the Yale University in 2008 with Hyo Kang.


Tips: Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.


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Hong Kong City Hall
Tickets: $160/140/110
Tel: 852-29212840
Add: 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong

Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Tickets: $160/140/110
Tel: 852-24140144
Add: 72 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong


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