He is playing on a 1737 Guarneri del Gesù previously owned by Isaac Stern.
More Germanic music programme is offered, including the ammunition-heavy Brahms Op. 34 piano quintet, by Geoffroy Couteau and the RTHK Quartet.
Bertrand Chamayou will play a recital of Franck, Saint-Saëns and Liszt. He will also play with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta in a concert with Liszt’s first concerto and Ravel’s left hand. With the Sinfonietta there’s also Laurent Korcia, playing Bernstein’s lengthy musico-philosophical discourse of Serenade.
With opera becoming a fixture in the festival, this year we have Jacque Offenbach’s La vie parisienne