The 9th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival
For fans of chamber music, the year starts with a festival: six concerts, one for families, offer chamber music with top-class international performers. The musical journey leads from Russia via Vienna to Paris, from Mozart to Brahms and Beethoven to the 20th century.
The Goethe-Institut is pleased to introduce the German-Korean cellist Isang Enders, one of the most brilliant young talents in the chamber music scene. At the Chamber Music Festival he is heard in four concerts. Programme and ticketing information: http://www.pphk.org/concerts/festival-2018/festival-2018-concerts/
At the 9th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival Isang Enders will be performing in four ticketed concerts:
17.1.2018 (Wed), 8:00pm, Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
An Evening in Paris
RAVEL Introduction & Allegro
19.1.2018 (Fri), 8:00pm, Concert Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
A Lifetime of Beethoven
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op.97, 1814
20.1.2018 (Sat), 8:00pm, Concert Hall, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
20th Century Masterworks
RAVEL Piano Trio in A minor
22.1.2018 (Mon), 8:00pm, Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
BRAHMS Clarinet Trio, Op. 114
A free community concert will be given by Isang Enders at The Rotunda of the Exchange Square in Central from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on January 16 (Tue).
Isang Enders has quickly established himself as a dynamic artist in search of new-concepts and works for the violoncello. Born into a German-Korean musician family in Frankfurt in 1988, Isang Enders began studying with Michael Sanderling at the age of twelve. At the age of twenty, Isang Enders was appointed principal cello of the Dresden Staatskapelle, making him the youngest section leader in Germany. Isang Enders recently made his debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra, enjoyed collaborations with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and Stavanger Symphony orchestras and performs regularly with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a dedicated chamber musician, he continues to work closely with the pianist Igor Levit, with whom he has toured extensively, as well as Kit Armstrong and Sunwook Kim.
His highly-acclaimed and early recording of the Bach Cello Suites on Berlin Classics was a triumph. Isang Enders is signed to Berlin Classics and SONY Music Entertainment and plays an instrument by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris, 1840).
For our Facebook fans, here is why Isang Enders chose the cello as his performance instrument:
Isang Enders: when I was a child I used to sing in operas and I think the cello, after the horn, resembles quite a lot the range of the human voice. I found the cello a very sensual instrument that has much to do with the body. It gives you a feeling that you are dancing with your tango partner when playing the cello.