In Dialogue with Beethoven 2020: LEGACY

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University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong

Goethe-Institut Hongkong in partnership with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and The University of Hong Kong to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in 1770. Three concerts in October/ November.


William Lane/ Artistic Director, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
Giorgio Biancorosso/ Professor (Music) & Director, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, The University of Hong Kong

October/ November 2020
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong
1/F Fung Ping Shan Building, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam

Due to the government's updated regulation on museums in response to COVID-19, the concert will now change its format to only live-streaming with no live audience. Please watch the live-streamed concert on October 9 (Fri) at 7:30pm on Goethe-Institut Hongkong's Facebook page.

The Hong Kong New Music Ensemble wishes to celebrate Beethoven in 2020 by exploring the dimensions of the miniature, the embryonic and the intangible: three short programs feature transcriptions, rarities by the great German master, and works that bear traces of his influence (ranging from Liszt to the The Beatles). The series culminates with the exploration of Beethoven’s compositional sketches and drafts treated as raw material for new music.

All concerts will be followed by an informal Q & A discussion with performers and curators.

In Dialogue with Beethoven 2020 concert no. 1: LEGACY

This program examines such concepts as “legacy” and “inspiration” through transcriptions and miniaturisations of Beethoven’s symphonies by the likes of Franz Liszt, as well as Beethoven’s lingering presence across generations of composers and popular musicians.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in c♯ minor “Moonlight” (1801), I
2020 REMIX of John Lennon’s “Because” (1969)
Beethoven (arr. Liszt): Fifth Symphony, arr. for solo piano (1804-08/1837),  I
Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 (1975), III

Linda Yim, piano
Shelley Ng, piano*
William Lane, viola

Linda Yim - Piano

Currently teaches at the Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong University, Linda is proactive in promoting classical and modern music education.  Yim graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Royal College of Music in London and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney where she obtained her Master of Music Studies degree majoring in piano.

Shelley Ng - Piano*  

Internationally acclaimed pianist Shelley Ng has performed as a soloist and chamber musician on three continents in venues including Carnegie Hall, the Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, Harris Hall in Aspen, Milton Court and the St. James Church-Piccadilly in London, the Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Center, and the Queen Elizabeth Stadium. She was an Instrumental Piano Fellow at the prestigious Tanglewood Festival in 2018, 2019 and has participated in other renowned international festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival and The Modern Academy as a performer fellow.
* HKNME Music Artistic Intern - The 7th Artistic Internship Scheme is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

William Lane - Artistic Director & Viola 

Founder of HKNME, William Lane performs as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. He studied under Jan Sedivka, Bruno Giuranna and Garth Knox, as well as in Germany at the International Ensemble Modern Academy, and in Switzerland at the Lucerne Festival Academy under Pierre Boulez.



University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong

90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

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