Pianist Angela Cheng with Conductor Sharon Andrea Choa and Philharmonia APA
- September 12, 2019
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Nov 3, 2019 (Sun) 3pm → Nov 4, 2019 (Mon) 7pm
Concert Hall, HKAPA
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HKGNA Music Festival 2019 proudly presents Canadian Pianist Angela Cheng, with Philharmonia APA, and Dr. Sharon Andrea Choa in our Opening Concert “Great Women Artists of the World!”
Gold medalist of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition and the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition, Ms. Cheng is hailed as one of Canada’s national treasures, “enthralling” says the Globe and Mail.
Philharmonia APA (PAPA), an ensemble made up of the most distinguished recent graduates from HKAPA will perform under the direction of Dr. Sharon Andrea Choa. Born and bred in Hong Kong, Dr. Choa is a renowned conductor, musicologists and educator. She is currently Dean of the School of Music at the HKAPA. They will perform works of Schnittke and Haydn. Ms. Cheng and PAPA will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major under the baton of Dr. Sharon Choa.
HKGNA is thrilled to present these women masters of the performing arts and the sensational PAPA ensemble. Together, they will inspire audiences and profoundly impact our Hong Kong community!
Moz-Art à la Haydn
Sonata in C Major, Hob XVI/50
Polonaise Fantasie in A-flat Major, Op.61
Symphony No. 6 in D Major “Le Matin”, Hob I/6
Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K.414
Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty, and superb musicianship, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng is one of her country’s national treasures. In addition to regular guest appearances with virtually every orchestra in Canada, she has performed with the symphonies of Alabama, Annapolis, Colorado, Flint, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Saint Louis, San Diego, Syracuse, and Utah, as well as the philharmonic orchestras of Buffalo, Louisiana, London, Minas Gerais/Brazil, and Israel. In June 2016, she returned to Virtuosi Concerts Winnipeg as “Poet of the Piano,” in celebration of their 25th anniversary season.
Angela Cheng’s made her highly acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut with the Edmonton Symphony in the spring of 2012. That summer, she also appeared at the prestigious Salzburg Festival in a recital with Pinchas Zukerman. Her collaborations with Pinchas Zukerman began in 2009, when, at his invitation, she toured both Europe and China as a member of the Zukerman Chamber Players, and as Mr. Zukerman’s collaborative pianist. Subsequent seasons have seen multiple tours of Europe and South America, including performances at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and at the Schleswig-Holstein and Ravinia festivals. During the 2017/2018 season, Ms. Cheng performed with Mr. Zukerman and the Zukerman Trio throughout the U.S., and in Australia, the Canary Islands, Germany, and South America.
An avid recitalist, Ms. Cheng appears regularly on recital series throughout the United States and Canada and has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including the Takács, Colorado, and Vogler quartets.
Ms. Cheng has been Gold Medalist of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, as well as the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition. Other awards include the Canada Council’s coveted Career Development Grant and the Medal of Excellence for outstanding interpretations of Mozart from the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Philharmonia APA (PAPA) is a new ensemble made up of young professionals graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The formation of PAPA is inspired by the
distinguished achievements of three decades of music graduates. In HKAPA’s 35th year, PAPA has been formed to continue the high-calibre performances established by APA-trained musicians, and also to unite the network of music graduates and serve the Hong Kong community by contributing to its arts scene.
In two years of growth, PAPA has actively performed in local and international stages. Recent performances include the second invitation to the Hong Kong–Vienna Music Festival in Vienna and the concerti concerts in Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium and Competition 2017 and 2018.
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