Jean-Frédéric Neuburger Plays Schumann
Why We Recommend it
Acclaimed local director and conductor Yip Wing-sie joins hands with celebrated Parisian pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger to perform the only piano concerto written by German Romantic composer Robert Schumann.
Apart from classic pieces by Brahms, Mozart and Schumann, the programme highlight is the world premiere of Life Episode II by Hong Kong composer Austin Leung, who is the first Hong Kong composer to win the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize (2017) since its establishment in 1948. With the support of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, Leung went on the study composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London and graduated with a Master of Music degree in 2018.
Performing at the concert is virtuoso pianist, organist and composer Neuburger (b. 1986), who has performed with such conductors and orchestras as Lorin Maazel, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pierre Boulez, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, to name but a few. The Young Concert Artists International Auditions 2016-winner is also a regular guest at prestigious festivals such as Verbier, Lucerne, La Roque d’Anthéron and Klavier-Festival Ruhr.
Neuburger will be joined by Yip, Music Director of Hong Kong Sinfonietta since 2002. A highly respected and influential figure in Asia’s orchestral music scene, she graduated from the Royal College of Music in London and the Indiana University at Bloomington, USA, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in violin performance and conducting. She is the Winner of the First Prize as well as “LYRE d’OR” in the 35th Concours International de Jeunes Chefs d’Orchestre de Besançon, France in 1985 and a prizewinner in the 8th Tokyo International Conducting Competition in 1988.