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Piano, Strings and Winds - Rossini Concert - FREE EVENT



Piano, Strings and Winds - Rossini Concert - FREE EVENT

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2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the passing of Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868).

On this special occasion local Hong Kong artists will perform some of the best-known pieces from the Rossini repertoire.


Melos String Quartet
Mr. Chow Lap Chung - violin
Mr. Meidad Yehudayan - viola
Ms. Lizzie Leung - cello
Mr. Eddie Zong - double bass

Woodwind Quartet
Mr. Alecx Chung - flute
Ms. Stephenie Ng - clarinet
Ms. Leung Tak Wing - bassoon
Mr. Alvin Lee - French horn

Guitar Duo
Ms. Maggie Lo - guitar
Mr. Percy Tse - guitar

Ms. Nicole Fung - piano


Rossini was one of the greatest opera composers of all times. His operas Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) and Cenerentola (Cinderella) are part of the standard repertoire in opera houses worldwide. Other popular operas include La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie) and Guillaume Tell (William Tell), which boast much celebrated overtures.

According to the Oxford History of Western Music, "Rossini's fame surpassed that of any previous composer, and so, for a long time, did the popularity of his works. Audiences took to his music as if to an intoxicating drug—or, to put it more decorously, to champagne, with which Rossini's bubbly music was constantly compared."

A national committee for the celebrations of the Rossini anniversary has been established by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, in collaboration with the municipality of Pesaro, Rossini’s city of origin. Celebrations for the Rossini anniversary are officially underway in Italy and around the world throughout 2018. Stay tuned for more Rossini events organised by the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong.



Gioachino Rossini
Andante and Allegro for flute and piano
Alecx Chung, flute & Nicole Fung, piano

Gioachino Rossini
String Quartet No.3 in C Major
Melos String Quartet

Frédéric Chopin
Variations on a Theme by Rossini for flute and piano
Alecx Chung, flute & Nicole Fung, piano

Gioachino Rossini
Overture to The Barber of Seville arranged for two guitars (arranged by David Nadal)
Maggie Lo, guitar & Percy Tse, guitar

Gioachino Rossini
Woodwind Quartet No.4 in B-flat Major (arranged by Friedrich Berr)
Alecx Chung, flute; Stephenie Ng, clarinet; Leung Tak Wing, bassoon; Alvin Lee, French horn



Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Time: from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute / Hong Kong International Flute Association / Melos Music Centre / Hong Kong Music Practitioner Association

In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy

Entrance : Free


Youth Square Y Theatre, 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan (next to Chai Wan MTR station, exit A)