French violist Adrien La Marca playing with Hong Kong Sinfonietta [fr]
The acclaimed French violist Adrien La Marca will be playing Walton Viola Concerto with Hong Kong Sinfonietta and conductor Ken Lam at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall on 2 June 2018, co-presented by Le French May.
Hailed as “A new hero of the viola” (Concertclassic), French violist Adrien La Marca is set to illustrate the rich tones of the viola at Le French May Arts Festival. The programme also includes Toru Takemitsu’s Requiem and Sibelius’ Symphony No 2.
- Toru Takemitsu - Requiem (1957)
- Walton - Viola Concerto
- Sibelius - Symphony No 2 in D, Op 43
Winner of “Révélation Soliste Instrumental de l’Année” at the 2014 Victoires de la Musique Classique, Adrien La Marca has set a profound impression for violists to play on the international stage. An artist that has brought out the sweet lyricism of the instrument, he was winner of the “Best Interpretation of the Walton Concerto” at the prestigious 13th International William Primrose Competition and has subsequently performed at renowned venues such as Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin and Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In this evening’s programme, La Marca will be highlighting Walton’s Viola Concerto, one of the most important works in the viola repertoire. A work that displays the virtuosity of the player, the piece opens with a dreamy melody and is infused with action and vigour that will showcase the dazzling and biting brilliance of the instrument.
Currently Music Director of Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Resident Conductor of Brevard Music Center and Artistic Director of Hong Kong Voices, Ken Lam made his US professional début at the Kennedy Center in 2008 as one of the four conductors selected by Leonard Slatkin. Winner of the 2011 Memphis International Conducting Competition, Lam returns to Hong Kong to conduct Hong Kong Sinfonietta in a programme featuring three varied masterpieces from the 20th century – Takemitsu, Walton and Sibelius.
Date: 2 June 2018 (Saturday) 8pm
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Ticketing: $380 / $260 / $150, now available at all URBTIX outlets.