“Reflection on the Water” French pianist Monique Duphil Plays Debussy
Much of Debussy’s music suggests the paintings of his contemporaries, the Impressionists, and like these artists he too drew inspiration from water. At the Hong Kong Museum of Art, by the sparkling waters of Victoria Harbour, a world of water will be created through set and lighting design. Poems and reminiscences relating to Debussy will be read, with music more or less directly related to the theme.
23-25 November 2012 (Fri-Sun) 8:30 pm
Foyer, Hong Kong Museum of Art
$250 (Free Seating)
Piano: Monique Duphil
Text/Reader: Jonathan Douglas
Violin: Andrew Ling
Set Designer: Ricky Chan
Lighting Designer: Ivy Wong
The French pianist Monique Duphil is no stranger to Hong Kong audiences, especially to concert-goers of the 1980s and 1990s when she lived in Hong Kong, appearing frequently on the concert platform as a distinguished concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. A pupil of Marguerite Long, Duphil excels in a wide range of repertoire but is specially at home in French music.
In this specially conceived programme, she will play a wide range of piano music by Debussy, conjuring up images of perfume, a cathedral submerged in the sea, a garden in the rain, pictures that will be interwoven with readings by Jonathan Douglas. The programme will also include one of Debussy’s later works, his Violin Sonata, in which Monique Duphil will be joined by the young Hong Kong violinist Andrew Ling.