Programme Details

The Shanghai Quartet

“Profound commitment to playing music as if it was always being created anew.” Strings Magazine

 

ABOUT

“Utterly sublime” The New York Times

Having performed the complete Beethoven string quartet cycle multiple times worldwide, these long-time chamber music partners illustrate their “wonderfully ferocious and illuminating performance” (The Washington Post) in two concerts featuring six of Beethoven’s sixteen quartets. Formed in 1983, the Shanghai Quartet is renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations.

With their “admirable sense of ensemble and a lush Romanticism” (The Strad), the Shanghai Quartet’s rendition of Beethoven’s music is considered authoritative. The first evening features the first string quartet ever composed by Beethoven Op 18, the “Quartetto Serioso”, and the poignant Op 132, reflecting his life-threatening illness and joyous recovery. The second concert begins with his monumental “Second Razumovsky” quartet and finishes with two late quartets. A highlight of Beethoven 2020.


The 18 Feb performance is sponsored by Sino Group as part of the Sino Group Arts Celebration Series

 

MUSICIANS

Violin
Li Weigang
Jiang Yiwen

Viola
Li Honggang

Cello
Nicholas Tzavaras

 

PROGRAMME

Feb 18
Beethoven
String Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 18, No 3
String Quartet No 11 in F minor, Op 95
String Quartet No 15 in A minor, Op 132

Feb 19
Beethoven
String Quartet No 8 in E minor, Op 59, No 2
String Quartet No 13 in B-flat major, Op 130
Grosse Fuge in B-flat major, Op 133


 

Photo credit

顏東
Pawel Mazur

  • FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

    DATE / TIME

    18 & 19 / 2 / 2020  20:15 

     

    VENUE

    Concert Hall, HK City Hall

     

    REMARKS

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