2020 Edition > livestream concert: remembrance
Livestream Concert: Remembrance

This recital features piano works by French composer Maurice Ravel and Chinese composer Zhou Long. Written with the sensibilities of Baroque French keyboard style, Ravel dedicated his Le tombeau de Couperin (1914-17) to his friends who died during World War I. He paid homage to his teacher Gabriel Faure and Hungarian composer-pianist Franz Liszt, two progressive figures of their respective generations, by writing the virtuosic Jeux d’eau (1901). Zhou recalled the ancient bell sound from the Classic of Mountains and Seas by producing a rumble of sound waves inside the piano in his Pianobells (2013). He brought back the Beijing opera percussive sonority by juxtaposing Chinese Opera Gongs with piano in his Pianogongs (2006). This recital is dedicated to the families who have suffered a personal loss during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Programme

ZHOU Long (1953-)
Pianobells (2012)

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
Jeux d’eau (1901)

ZHOU Long (1953-)
Pianogongs (2006) for piano and two Chinese opera gongs

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
Le tombeau de Couperin (1914-1917)

  1. Prélude
  2. Fugue
  3. Forlane 
  4. Rigaudon
  5. Menuet
  6. Toccata
Kiu Tung Poon

Young Steinway Artist Kiu Tung Poon appeared as recitalist and collaborative pianist on concert stages in the US, UK, France, Germany, Portugal, Vienna, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China. International music festival appearances include Tanglewood and Aspen in the US, Great Wall in Beijing, and Le French May in Hong Kong. As an advocate of new music, she was privileged to work with today’s foremost American and Chinese composers and has given numerous lecture-recitals and performances in the US, Asia, and Europe on Chinese-Western syncretism. Her world première of Mark Morris/Samuel Barber’s Excursions with Mark Morris Dance Group in the Tanglewood Music Festival received enthusiastic review by critics writing for The New York Times and Boston Phoenix.

Graduated from the Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Texas at Austin with a DMA in Piano Performance, her principal mentors were Cheng Wai, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Gabriel Kwok, and Anton Nel. She also worked with Michel Béroff, Claude Frank, Jean-François Heisser, John O’Conor, Garrick Ohlsson, John Perry, and Manahem Pressler during summers. She currently teaches at her alma mater The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a lecturer in performance and serves as the performance stream coordinator in the Department of Music. More information available at www.kiutung.com.

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Date:
18 June 2020 (Thursday), 7 - 8 pm
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