Concert by Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra "Dazzle of the Rising Stars"

2012-03-24 20:00 - 2012-03-25 17:00

Concert by Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra "Dazzle of the Rising Stars"

When: Sat 24 Mar, 2012 8pm
Where: Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall

When: Sun 25 Mar, 2012 3pm
Where: Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall

Yip Wai-hong


Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra
Music Director : Dr. Yip Wai-hong
Guest Conductor: Lio Kuokman
Violin Soloist: Josef Špaček


Haydn - Symphony No. 95 in C minor
Ravel - Tzigane
Bruch - Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26


Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra
Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra is a highly organized orchestra aiming at promoting music among the general public especially the young generation in Hong Kong. In order to achieve its goal, the Orchestra has performed frequently in the Hong Kong City Hall, regional town halls and civic centres a few hundred times over the past 34 years.

A number of internationally famous conductors and soloists have been invited to perform with it. By using the idioms of popular music and organizing concert talks, the Orchestra has successfully introduced serious music and Chinese orchestral music to the public, and at the same time, brought about an awareness of the indigenous culture of the people.


Music Director: Dr. Yip Wai-hong
Dr. Yip Wai-hong is an eminent music educator. He served Hong Kong Baptist University as the Head of Music and Fine Arts Department for almost 30 years. He founded the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Children’s Choir, Yip’s Children’s Choir and Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra with the aim to nourish young talents in Hong Kong.

Lio Kuokman

Guest Conductor: Lio Kuokman
Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as ‘a startling conducting talent', Lio Kuokman has been sought after for his versatility as a conductor, piano soloist and chamber musician. Lio is a recent graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music with a double major in orchestral conducting under the instruction of Otto-Werner Mueller and harpsichord performance with Lionel Party. After graduating from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, under the tutorship of Gabriel Kwok, with first-class honours, he was awarded a fellowship to pursue a Master’s degree in piano performance with Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School of Music, where he also studied conducting with Virginia Allen and chamber music with Michael Tree and Joseph Kalichstein.

Josef Špaček

Violin Soloist: Josef Špaček
25-year-old Josef Špaček ranks among the foremost representatives of today's young violin generation. Born in the southern Czech town of Trebíc, Špaček has performed throughout his native Czech Republic and across the globe. Špaček won the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in June 2009 and both Third Prize and the Young People’s Jury Prize in the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in 2008. Špaček has been quided by some of the most highly regarded pedagogues, including Ida Kavafian and Jaime Laredo at the Curtis Institute of Music and Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School. He has recently taken up the post of concert master of the Czech Philharmonic, a highly prestigious role that he balances with his flourishing solo career.
As a soloist, Špaček has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonia, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Chamber Orchestra, the Brno Philharmonic, the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic and the Russian Chamber Philharmonic. He has soloed under conductors that include Christoph Eschenbach, Manfred Honeck, Asher Fisch, Jirí Belohlávek, Roy Goodman, Jakub Hruša, Aleksandar Markovic, and Rossen Milanov. A regular at music festivals, Špacek has performed at the Ravinia Festival, Dvorák Prague Festival, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Bohuslav Martinu Festival and the Moravian Autumn Music Festival.


Running time of each concert is about 2 hours with an intermission of 15 minutes.
Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually. 


Programme Enquiries: 852-22687321
Ticketing Enquiries: 852-27349009 
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Tickets: $140/110/80

Tuen Mun Town Hall
Tel: 852-24504202
Add: 3 Tuen Hi Road, Tuen Mun, N.T. Hong Kong.

Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Tel: 852-24140144
Add: 72 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong

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