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Arts & Culture
Israeli pianist Nabeel Hayek debuts in Hong Kong E-mail

Sixteen-year old Israeli pianist Nabeel Hayek gave a truly inspiring performance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Concert Hall on 16 November.

The concert was a co-presentation of the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), together with Michel and Martine Jospé.

In attendance at the special performance were Ahuva Spieler, Israel’s Consul General to Hong Kong; Eric Berti, France’s Consul General to Hong Kong, and Professor Adrian Walter, Director of the HKAPA.

The evening’s programme included pieces by Gluck, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven. Hayek was accompanied on stage by Thai violinist Korn Roongruangchai and cellist Thomas Hung Ka-yeung from Hong Kong.

Hayek was the 2016 winner of the Solange Jospé Prize, the first prize in the Voice of Music “Young Artists Competition”, Jerusalem. He was one of the youngest artists, and the first-ever Israeli Christian Arab, to win the competition.

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Israeli film Mr. Gaga screened in India Print E-mail

The award-winning and critically acclaimed Israeli film Mr. Gaga was screened on 21 November at the India Habitat Center in New Delhi, India.

Released in 2015, Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, a renowned choreographer and the artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. Acknowledged as an artistic genius, he pioneered Gaga, an innovative movement language, and redefined the language of modern dance. Director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences.

Heymann is an acclaimed Israeli filmmaker whose films have won major awards at prestigious film festivals. His film Paper Dolls won three awards at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival and the audience’s award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

(Issue Dec 2017/Jan 2018)

Israel Food Festival in Myanmar Print E-mail

Renowned Tel Aviv Chef Shaul Ben-Aderet, the head chef of three restaurants, was the invited guest in Yangon as part of a special culinary tour of Myanmar. The event, or¬ganised by Israel’s Embassy in Myanmar, took place at the Novotel Hotel Max from 14 to 18 November.

The tour featured him giving live demonstrations of how to prepare Israeli dishes, for members of the Myanmar Executive Chef Club and the Myanmar Restaurant Assotion. Myanmar International Tele-vision (MITV) also shot a cu¬linary programme with Chef Ben-Aderet and Myanmar Chef Ko Thit Htoo.

A workshop and cooking demonstration were also held for young students from the Hospitality and Catering Train¬ing Academy (HCTA) in Kaw Hmu Tsp. During his culinary tour, Chef Ben-Aderet also met with local food importers, who expressed an interest in Israeli food products.

(Issue Dec 2017/Jan 2018)

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