Programme Details

[Cancelled] Christian Gerhaher in Recital


In view of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the resultant closures of venues across the city, and concerns for the health and safety of participating artists and audiences, the Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) has made the difficult decision to cancel the February and March performances of the 48th HKAF. All Young Friends (YFS) programmes and outreach activities within the above period, including in-school pre-performance workshops, will also be cancelled. Arrangements for YFS membership will be announced soon by email. For general enquiries, please email to

In October 2019, Christian Gerhaher and his long-time piano accompanist Gerold Huber have won their third Best Solo Vocal Award at the 2019 Gramophone Classical Music Awards for their album Frage.



“Gerhaher’s outstanding qualities–a heavenly baritone, crisp diction, intelligent address–once again find an echo in Huber’s pianism.” Financial Times

Baritone Christian Gerhaher is considered one of the most exciting Lied singers of today. He and Gerold Huber, his most reliable pianist partner of over three decades, have become “bywords for sensitivity, cerebral depth and seeming perfection in a Lieder repertory that they have made their own” (The New York Times ). Together, they’ve been awarded major prizes, including Best Solo Vocal at the Gramophone Awards in 2006, 2015 and 2019.

The duo will perform Schumann’s Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love), one of the song cycles that established the duo’s mastery of song, while Brahms’s “Regenlied” demonstrates the singer’s unique musicality. Gerhaher once said, “When you sing Brahms, it is astonishing: you feel like an instrument. You don’t just feel like you’re playing a viola, you feel like you are a viola!” (Gramophone) This concert invites us to immerse ourselves in the intimate setting of romantic art songs.



“Regenlied” Cycle, Op 59 (Early version) and selected lieder

Dichterliebe, Op 48
Sechs Gesänge, Op 89
Drei Gedichte, Op 119
Drei Gesänge, Op 95

Piano: Gerold Huber

Photo credit

Gregor Hohenberg



    2 / 3 / 2020  20:00



    Concert Hall, HK City Hall