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Kyung Wha Chung to give violin recital in September
     Violin superstar Kyung Wha Chung will return to Hong Kong and give a performance in September.
     Chung and pianist Kevin Kenner will perform Debussy's "Sonata in G Minor" and Fauré's "Sonata No. 1 in A" as well as Brahms' "Scherzo in C Minor" and "Sonata No. 3 in D Minor".
     Widely recognised as one of the finest violinists of her generation, Kyung Wha Chung has won acclaim for her dazzling and probing artistry throughout her 40-year career. Lauded for her passion, her musicality, and the intense excitement that she brings to her performances, Chung has established herself as an artist of the very highest stature, offering uniquely expressive interpretations of the violin literature.
     Born in Korea, Chung first heard the violin at the age of 6. Instantly mesmerised by its tone, she was swiftly recognised as a child prodigy, making her concert debut aged 9 with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Mendelssohn's violin concerto. After winning the Leventritt Competition at age 19, she embarked upon her career as a violinist. In May 2017, Chung completed her world tour of Bach's solo sonatas and partitas at Carnegie Hall and she was inducted into the 2017 Gramophone Hall of Fame soon afterwards.
     "Encore Series: Violin Recital by Kyung Wha Chung" is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be held at 8pm on September 17 (Sunday) at the Concert Hall of Hong Kong City Hall. Tickets priced at $250, $350, $500 and $650 are now available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk). For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_178.html.
     A pre-concert talk entitled "Master Violin Sonatas from Romantic to Modern" (to be conducted in Cantonese) will be held at 6.45pm at the North Committee Room, 7/F, High Block, Hong Kong City Hall. The speaker will be Albert Ho. Admission is free with limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ends/Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:18
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