Date and Time:Nov 15, 2017, 8pm
Venue:Jockey Club Auditorium The Hong Kong Polytechnic University  
Legendary Chinese Pianist Yin Cheng-zong performs his own historic Yellow River Piano Concerto and Mozart concerto K.488 with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Orchestra under the direction of  Artistic Director and Conductor, Mr. Leung Kin-fung.



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Coriolan Overture, Op.62
The PolyU Orchestra
Conductor: Leung Kin-Fung

W.A. Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K.488
Allegro assai
Piano: Yin Cheng-zong
The PolyU Orchestra
Conductor: Leung Kin-Fung


Yin Cheng-zong, Chu Wanghua, Sheng Lihong, Liu Zhuang
Yellow River Piano Concerto
I. Yellow River Boatmen Song
II. Ode to the Yellow River
III. Wrath of the Yellow River
IV. Defend the Yellow River
Piano: Yin Cheng-zong
The PolyU Orchestra
Conductor: Leung Kin-Fung

*Repertoire, performers and programs subject to change without notice.

Festival Artists

Pianist Yin Cheng-zong is widely recognized as one of the most renowned Chinese pianists in the world. Since his debut in 1983, Yin has appeared at Carnegie Hall for seven seasons. Concertizing in all five continents, Yin frequently performs in China, the United States and Russia. Yin has performed under the baton of Eugene Ormandy with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Claudio Abbado with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Malcolm Sargent with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Highlights of Yin’s recent engagements include Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, as well as solo recitals in Toronto, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Performing his first solo recital at nine, Yin Cheng-zong won the Gold medal at the International Vienna Youth Piano Competition at 17. He was a Silver prize winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition at age 20. He created/premiered The Legend of the Red Lantern, piano with the Peking Opera in 1968. Yin became well-known for composing and performing the Yellow River Piano Concerto, as well as for writing/publishing “Ancient Chinese Music for Piano” in the 70s. Yin was listed in the New Grove Music Dictionary in1980 edition. Having released more than 30 albums, Yin Cheng-zong has appeared in five documentaries and was featured on CCTV, CBS and Phoenix TV.

Leung Kin Fung received the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award” in Hong Kong in 2002. Leung was the first Hong Kong musician to win the first prize at the “1992 Young Artist Competition” in New York. He also won the second prize at “The 19th William Primrose International Viola Competition” in 1991. In 1986, He was listed in the “Who’s Who in the HKSAR” published by Sing Tao Publishing Ltd in 2004. He was commended for making outstanding achievements in the promotion of arts and culture, under the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme 2005. In 2015, Leung was awarded “ Artist of the Year_Music 2014” by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Since 2000, Leung has been the First Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Pure String and Macau Virtuosi. He has also served on the faculty of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2014 and 2016, Leung was appointed Performing Director of Diocesan Girls’ School and Artistic Director and Conductor of Hong Kong PolyU Orchestra. Starting from 2017, Leung is the programme director of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Cultural Exchange Festival.

Under the auspices of the Culture Promotion Committee of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the PolyU Orchestra aims to provide members with orchestral performance experience and, at the same time, to ignite their passion for music. There are now over 60 members including students, staff and alumni of the University. Under the direction of Mr Leung Kin-fung, the Orchestra will focus on long-term collaboration with eminent artists and art groups for international concert tours as well as exchanges with overseas university orchestras and choirs.

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