Virtuoso Trumpeter Takes the Stage with Thrilling Mozart and Widmann Scores

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Celebrated Russian trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov takes on both classical and experimental scores that demand extraordinary skills for this special Hong Kong performance.


Having stunned the world with his Salzburg Festival début at the age of 14, Sergei Nakariakov is dubbed “the Paganini of the trumpet”.

In his Hong Kong Sinfonietta début, the star trumpeter will play two concertos, including Mozart’s Horn Concerto No 4 and Jörg Widmann’s ad absurdum (“to absurdity” in Latin), probably the most difficult trumpet concerto ever written. This “almost unplayable piece” is written by award-winning composer Jörg Widmann specially for Nakariakov’s virtuosic ability, which he decided to test “to absurdity”.

Guest conductor Alexander Liebreich, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Polish National Radio Symphony, will also conduct the world première of Hong Kong composer Steve Hui’s new work, Crackle, Hiss, Hum and Rumble that explores the relationship between music and “noise”.

This event is organised as a part of the 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival


When: 16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019 Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall – ‎5 Edinburgh Place – Central