Cong Quartet - POSTPONED

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We are excited to launch our first classical chamber music concert with Cong Quartet. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonderful sounds of string quartet in the intimate comfort of Salon 10.

Programe details:

W.A.Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance” (Movements)

Debussy: Clair de Lune

Duke Ellington/ John Coltrane: In a Sentimental Mood

Schubert: Quartettsatz

Joe Hisaishi: Selections from “Spirited Away” & “Howl's Moving Castle”

Waltzing Matilda (Arranged by Stephan Knocz)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, Op.13


Seating is offered on first come first serve basis. Come a little earlier if you want to get good seats!  

Limited seating. Leave home safe app and proof of vaccination required.

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Francis Yiu-Ting Chik, Violin Yip-Wai Chow, Violin
Caleb Wong, Viola
Yan-Ho Cheng, Cello

A professional string quartet that has performed around Asia, Europe, and the United States, Cong Quartet was the first prize and Grand Prize winner at the 2019 Salzburg Mozart International Chamber Competition in Tokyo and the 2nd prize in the 2021 Kreutzer International Competition in Belgium and was a finalist of several international chamber music competitions including the 2021 Storioni Competition in Eindhoven. The quartet is currently the Artist in Residence of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) music department, where they held the role of the Ensemble-in-Residence from 2019 to 2021.

Supported by the Emerging Artists Scheme of the Hong Kong Art Development Council (ADC) and the Stichting Utopia (The Utopia Foundation), Cong Quartet is currently a quartet at the Nederlandse Strijkkwartet Academie (NSKA) in Amsterdam, as well as being on the young artist roster of the Musethica in Europe. The members of the quartet has participated in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar and the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute in New York, the Ashkenasi/Kirshbaum Chamber Music Seminar at The Heifetz International Music Institute, the Intensive String Quartet seminar at Music Academy Hörpu in Iceland, the Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy in Japan, as well as the Chamber Music Residency in Great Mountain Music Festival in South Korea, sponsored by the Artsylvia Foundation. They have also coached many young string quartets at CUHK, the Madeline Island Chamber Music and the Indiana University Summer String Academy.

Their important mentors include Marc Danel, Artistic Director of the NSKA, Pacifica Quartet at Indiana University, Shmuel Ashkenasi & Nicholas Kitchen at the Heifetz Institute, Ivan Chan at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Borromeo Quartet, Dover Quartet, Juilliard Quartet and Shanghai Quartet. Members have studied with musicians of the Borodin, Cavani, Guarneri, Tokyo & Ying Quartets individually. They have also collaborated and performed with world-renowned artists such as the Ying Quartet, Yuri Bashmet, Joshua Bell, Jorja Fleezanis, Antonio Lysy, Mai Motobuchi and Rachell Wong among others.

Cong Quartet believes that the humanistic experience of chamber music is a treasure to the community. They share the philosophy of promoting chamber repertoire from their generation and in Hong Kong, as well as integrating chamber music into the daily lives of audiences. The name of the quartet, “CONG” is a combination of the quartet founding members’ last names that allude to Hong “Kong”, where the members grew up and played together since their teenage years before the Quartet was officially formed at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in the US.

Highlights of their recent seasons included concert series in New York, Japan, Netherlands and France, performed as guest artists in recitals at various universities across the United States and a residency at the Composers Forum of the University of North Texas. They have also performed and were guest judges of the New Generation 2019 call-for-score competition of Hong Kong Composers' Guild, as well as regular collaborations with local venues, universities & organizations in Hong Kong such as Hong Kong Arts Festival, Tai Kwun, West Kowloon Cultural District, Jockey Club, World Culture Festival, City University, Asia Society and St. John‘s Cathedral.