11 December 2018 - 4 Tevet 5779 - ד' טבת ה' אלפים תשע"ט
The Joy of Music Festival 2017 – a celebration of making and sharing music E-mail

The 2017 Joy of Music Festival to be presented by the Chopin Society of Hong Kong from 23 October to 1 November 2017, is the 10th in an annual series that links together the triennial Hong Kong International Piano Competitions held in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2016, with the next scheduled for October 2019.

The Festivals bring together the four first-prize winners of the previous competitions, as well as members of the jury plus specially invited world-class artists in solo, chamber and concert performances. The Festivals also present master classes as well as special presentations on all aspects of music.

This year’s Festival is rather special in that it will present, for the first time in the series, a one-act opera by Poulenc featuring the NY Met soprano Carol Farley and Pascal Roge on the piano, as well as, for the first time, the specially formed Festival Orchestra under the baton of the famous conductor Jose Serebrier in piano and guitar concerti.

Other events in the programme include solo, chamber and piano concerti by the four first-prize winners of the previous competitions; concerts featuring the Chopin Society’s Logos Quartet; concerts by invited artists such as the world-famous guitarist Alvaro Pierri, and a series of master classes in piano, voice and guitar.

Also, Greek musicians especially invited for the Festival will give presentations about the recording of music and the fascinating Greek folk music Rebetika and its instruments.

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