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20th anniversary concert wows audience

Acclaimed musicians from Hong Kong and New York performed at the “From Hong Kong with Love” concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on July 8. The event was supported by the HKETONY in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR.

Around 200 guests enjoyed the evening’s program, which featured traditional Chinese music, works by George Gershwin and Astor Piazzolla, and the world premiere of Zhen Chen’s composition “Longing”.

Young award-winning Hong Kong pianist Wong Sze Yuen, flew in from Hong Kong to play works by Bach, Schubert and Rachmaninoff at the concert. Wong, who was born in 1997, said it was an interesting experience to celebrate the 20th birthday of the establishment of the HKSAR in New York.

New York-based musicians Alex Yu (clarinet) and CheHo Lam (violin), both originally from Hong Kong, also performed at the concert, joining Michelle Kim (piano), Na-Young Baek (cello), Feifei Yang (erhu) and Jiaju Shen (pipa) presenting a tantalizing East-meets-West vibe at the concert.

 
Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay (fourth right), Deputy Director of HKETONY Michael Kwan (first right) and Head of Communications and PR Claudia Yeung (second left) with the musicians at the post-concert reception.
Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay (fourth right), Deputy Director of HKETONY Michael Kwan (first right) and Head of Communications and PR Claudia Yeung (second left) with the musicians at the post-concert reception.
 
     
Hong Kong pianist Wong Sze Yuen performs at Carnegie Hall.
Hong Kong pianist Wong Sze Yuen performs at Carnegie Hall.
 
Clarinetist Alex Yu performs George Gershwin's "Summertime".
Clarinetist Alex Yu performs George Gershwin's "Summertime".
     
 (From left to right): CheHo Lam, Michelle Kim and Na Young Baek  perform Astor Piazolla's "Estaciones Portenas, Spring & Summer".
(From left to right): CheHo Lam, Michelle Kim and Na Young Baek perform Astor Piazolla's "Estaciones Portenas, Spring & Summer".
 
Feifei Yang (left) and Jiaju Shen perform traditional Chinese classics.
Feifei Yang (left) and Jiaju Shen perform traditional Chinese classics.

 


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