Mezzo-soprano Kožená to perform with Basel La Cetra Baroque Orchestra in April


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      Magdalena Kožená, one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation and a two-time Gramophone Award winner, will visit Hong Kong with the Basel La Cetra Baroque Orchestra to launch Great Music 2018 with a performance entitled "Con che soavi accenti".
 
     Under the baton of Andrea Marcon, a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical periods and harpsichordist, Kožená will perform works by Monteverdi, Merula, Berio and Ivanović with the orchestra. The orchestra will also perform instrumental music by Uccellini, Castello and Marini. The concert will be held at 8pm on April 11 (Wednesday) at the Concert Hall of Hong Kong City Hall.
 
     Magdalena Kožená was born in Brno, the Czech Republic, and studied in her hometown and Bratislava.

Her profound musicianship attracted critical acclaim from an early age. The 6th International Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 1995 launched Kožená’s successful career and she soon established a reputation as an excellent performer with the ability to hold audiences spellbound. She has since developed a broad repertoire covering Monteverdi, Mozart, Mahler and Martinů, has collaborated with many great musicians and orchestras, and performed in the most prestigious halls and festivals around the world.
 
     Internationally renowned as one of the pre-eminent conductors and harpsichordists of Baroque and early classical repertoire, Andrea Marcon was born in Treviso, Italy.

He founded the Venice Baroque Orchestra in 1997 and has led the group to international acclaim. He has been the artistic director of the Basel La Cetra Baroque Orchestra since 2009.
 
     Founded in 1999 with a mission to bring the music of the past to life with a fresh, dynamic and contemporary approach, the Basel La Cetra Baroque Orchestra has worked regularly with many well-known guest conductors and soloists and is recognised as one of the world's leading chamber orchestras of early classical music.
 
     The concert by Magdalena Kožená and the Basel La Cetra Baroque Orchestra is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets priced at $200, $280, $350 and $420 are now available at URBTIX (http://www.urbtix.hk" target="_blank">www.urbtix.hk).

For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7321 or visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_454.html" target="_blank">www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_454.html.



Published on: 2018-03-09

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