War and Peace – the musicians without borders
LiveMusic - Classical
Gustav Mahler Orchestra
- Sat 07-01-2017 8:00 PM - 1 h 30 m
$200, $160 (Fringe members); includes one standard drink
Arts have always been reflecting the world. Come and see how the young musicians react to the society, how we connect and reunify people with the art of orchestra.
Hong Kong Young Conductor Wilson Ng has been awarded the James Conlon Conductor Prize in Aspen Music Festival, being the first Chinese to win this prize since the festival established 66 years ago.
Besides the Aspen Music Festival, Wilson has been invited to participate in the Lucerne Festival, Pacific Music Festival and Zurich Festival. Wilson started displaying his passion and talents for music at the age of 11. He first developed his musicality through the flute and had his first concerto appearance at the age of 13. He graduated with First Prize from the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris and received the Fritz Bach Prize in Switzerland, where he was awarded full scholarship to further his musical studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne.
Having switched from being a flutist to a conductor for only 3 years, Wilson Ng became the first Hong Kong conductor to have joined the prestigious Pacific Music Festival (PMF). He was selected to study under David Zinman and shared the Maestro’s podium in concert. The PMF praised Wilson as a conductor to be at ‘the forefront of the emerging generation of young conductors’. He was also chosen to study with the renowned American Maestro John Nelson at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Conducting Class.
Over the past few months, Wilson has gained experiences by conducting various orchestras abroad, including the Dutch Ballet Orchestra (het Balletorkest) and the Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra. He also gave his debut with the PMF Orchestra and the PMF Chamber Orchestra in Sapporo, Japan.
Wilson and a ground of young people working in the art field founded the Gustav Mahler Orchestra (GMO) in 2014, endeavour to share the joy of music-making with the public through regular concerts of professional quality. As a group of devoted Hong Kong musicians, GMO aspires to contribute back to the Hong Kong local community as a charitable organisation. The members have always gratefully taken up the responsibility to serve our city with our musical talents by hosting educational events with accessible admission fees.
Advance tickets are only available at art-mate.net on or before 6 Jan 2017. Click here to buy now.
On-the-day tickets will only be available at Fringe Club box office (inside Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery) on 7 Jan 2017.
Limited seats, first-come-first-served.
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