Programme Details

[Cancelled] Midori with the Festival Strings Lucerne
Leader and Artistic Director: Daniel Dodds


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

“Midori’s tone was, as ever, sweet and pure; an evergreen talent”
★★★★ Independent



“[Midori] Graceful, heartfelt, neatly ornamented and technically superb” Gramophone

“[Festival Strings Lucerne] One of the most brilliant chamber orchestras that currently exists in the world” El Mundo

Having debuted at age 11 as a prodigy under Zubin Mehta with the New York Philharmonic, going on to conquer Tanglewood with two broken E-strings on her violin in front of Leonard Bernstein at age 14, the multiple award-winning concert violinist Midori has since made an impressive career of over 30 years collaborating with world-class conductors and musicians. Not only has she established and sustained her position as one of the world’s greatest musicians, but she has also gained tremendous respect for her efforts in community engagement, nurturing new talents and promoting classical music to the underprivileged.

Boasting a distinguished history of over 60 years, Festival Strings Lucerne is lauded for its “golden sound” (The Washington Post), with its legendary antique instruments made by Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati and the musicians’ youthful and dynamic approach. To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Midori joins hands with the Festival Strings Lucerne to perform all of the music giant’s major works for violin and orchestra.

The performance is sponsored by Shun Hing Group



Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61
Romance for Violin and Orchestra No 2 in F major, Op 50
Romance for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G major, Op 40
Violin: Midori

Symphony No 4 in B-flat major, Op 60


Photo credit

Dennis Yulov
Dorothee Falke
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Manuela Jans



    12 / 3 / 2020  20:00



    Concert Hall, HK Cultural Centre



    Pre-show in-school workshop (conducted in Cantonese and English) is available for this programme. 
    (Applicable to School Members)