A group of musicians from the Musicus Society will present Beethoven's "Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1," Shostakovich's "Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 57" and Schumann's "Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47" at the Shenzhen Concert Hall on Wednesday.
The musicians are South Korean violinist Dong-suk Kang, Chinese mainland violinist Ning Feng, Romanian violist Vladimir Mendelssohn, Hong Kong violist Andrew Ling, Finnish cellist Jan-Erik Gustafsson and Hong Kong pianists Colleen Lee and Rachel Cheung.
The Musicus Society was founded by Hong Kong-Canadian cellist Trey Lee, who also established the Musicus Fest. The festival is a meeting point for artists from across the world to interact.
Kang studied at the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. Ning enrolled in the Royal Academy of Music in Britain in 1998. Since 1997, he has won many prizes, including the grand prize and the first prize at the 51st Paganini International Violin Competition in 2006.
Mendelssohn is a prolific composer, writing works for solo instruments, mixed choir and symphony and chamber orchestras. He is a professor of chamber music at the Paris Conservatoire and gives master classes around the world.
Ling is currently the principal violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He had assumed the role of concertmaster at the Indiana University (IU) Concert Orchestra, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, and the principal violist of the IU Philharmonic Orchestra.
Gustafsson is the winner of the 1994 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He also won the second prize at the 1993 Leonard Rose International Cello Competition at the University of Maryland.
Time: 8 p.m., Nov. 26
Tickets: 60-280 yuan
Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall, intersection of Hongli Road and Yitian Road, Futian District (福田区红荔路和益田路交汇处深圳音乐厅)
Metro: Longhua or Longgang Line, Children's Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D