Named “Révélation Soliste Instrumental de l’Année” at the 2014 Victoires de la Musique Classique, Adrien La Marca has established himself as one of the most exciting rising stars in the classical music scene. Having performed in prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin and Concertgebouw Amsterdam, La Marca has made appearances at renowned festivals including the Verbier, Schubertiade, La Roque d’Anthéron, Aix-en-Provence and Ravinia.
In 2010, he was selected by Gidon Kremer to perform alongside Kremer, András Schiff and Yuri Bashmet at “Chamber Music Connects the World”. Winner of the “Best Interpretation of the Walton Concerto” prize at the prestigious 13th International William Primrose Competition, La Marca will be playing Walton’s Viola Concerto with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Currently Music Director of Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Resident Conductor of the Brevard Music Center in the USA, Hong Kong conductor Ken Lam returns to delight Le French May audience with this exquisite programme.
Adrien La Marca
• Revelation Instrumental Soloist of the Year, Victoires de la Musique Classique 2014
• Has performed at prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Auditorium du Louvre and at festivals including Verbier, Schubertiade, La Roque d’Anthéron, Aix-en-Provence, Ravinia, among others
• His chamber music partners include Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Paul Meyer, David Kadouch, and the Ebène and Modigliani Quartets
• Best Interpretation of the Walton Concerto, International William Primrose Competition 2012
HONG KONG SINFONIETTA
Music Director: YIP Wing-sie
Hong Kong Sinfonietta is one of Hong Kong’s flagship orchestras. With Yip Wing-sie as Music Director, the orchestra has brought music closer to the community, and has achieved significant recognition locally and internationally for its passionate performances and innovative programming.
Since 1999, the orchestra has collaborated with an illustrious array of international musicians and groups, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Plácido Domingo, Augustin Dumay, Fou Ts’ong, Christopher Hogwood, Luciano Pavarotti, Krzysztof Penderecki, Pinchas Zukerman, Mariinsky Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. The orchestra has also been a regular participant at all the major festivals in Hong Kong including the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Le French May. It also partners regularly with Hong Kong Ballet and Opera Hong Kong in their staged productions. On tour, the orchestra has been invited to perform in North America in Canada and New York City; in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay in South America; and has also performed at festivals in Italy, France, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, Lithuania, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Beijing and Shanghai. The orchestra performed at four festivals in Germany, France and Portugal in July 2017.
The orchestra performs year-round with over 100 performances a season and has been the Venue Partner of the Hong Kong City Hall since 2009. As an avid believer of keeping music alive and contemporary, Hong Kong Sinfonietta commissions and performs new works every year and ventures into crossover concerts. The orchestra’s discography includes CDs of works by Chinese composers on HUGO, and three double-CD albums This is Classical Music on DECCA which have been awarded Platinum and Gold Records.