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Saturday 22 November 2003, at 8.00 pm  City Hall Concert Hall

The Lady Kadoorie Master Teachers Series

 

 

Alvaro Pierri

Alvaro Pierri was born in Montevideo, Uruguay to a musical family and was taught from an early age music and guitar.  He completed his studies at the Uruguayan National Institute of Musicology and under Abel Carlevaro and Guido Santorsola.  He participated in international guitar competitions where he won numerous first prizes including the gold medal and first prize at the 18th Paris International Guitar Competition, Radio France.

Alvaro Pierri now teaches at the University of Quebec in Montreal, at McGill University and at Mozarteum in Salzburg, as well as conducting masterclasses and participating in festivals across the world.

Professor Pierri pursues a very active career as a soloist and with orchestras and chamber groups playing troughout Europe, Japan and North and South America.  He has given world premiers of works by composers such as Brouwer, Santorsola, Carlevaro, Rougier, Gonzales and others, many of these specially composed for him.  As a chamber musician he has performed with numerous artists such as Astor Piazzolla, felow Uruguayan guitarist Eduardo Fernandez and Leo Brouwer.

His discrography includes 12 CDs and his recordings have been nominated five times for the coveted FELIX award for the best classical CD of the year, a prize which he has won twice.

 Programme  

Francesco da Milano      Fantasy IX

                                      Fantasy XVII

 J. S. Bach                       Suite II, BWV 997 

                                        Prelude 

                                        Fugue 

                                        Sarabande 

                                        Gigue and double

 N. Paganini                     Grande sonata per la Chitara 

                                        Allegro risoluto 

                                        Romanza 

                                        Andantino variato

Intermission

E. Sainz de la Maza           Prereludio

                                         Platero

                                        Campanas del Alba

 D. Bogdanovic                Ricercase (for A. Pierri) 

                                        Blues and variations

 L. Berkeley                     Sonatina Op. 51 

                                        Allegretto 

                                        Lento 

                                        Rondo

Professor Pierri will hold masterclasses on the 23,24,25  and 26th of November. Attendance to these masterclasses will be free of charge but enrollment is necessary. For information and enrollment please send your particulars and inquiries to The Chopin Society of Hong Kong:

The Chopin Society of HK is very proud to announce the following teaching activities to take place during Maestro Pierriļæ½s visit to Hong Kong:

  Workshops and Masterclasses 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 23rd Nov., 2003 - Tom Lee Theatre 1, Cameron Lane, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

 

h10:00 to h12:00........................................Collective workshop

h12:00 to h13:00........................................Working with ensembles

**************************Lunch Break*********************************************

h14:00 to h14:30

h14:30 to h15:00                                        MASTERCLASSES

h15:00 to h15:30

h15:30 to h16:00


 

Monday 24th Nov.,2003 - Tom Lee Theatre 1, Cameron Lane, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

 

h10:00 to h12:00........................................Collective workshop

h12:00 to h13:00........................................Working with ensembles

h13:00 to h13:30                                        MASTERCLASSES

h13:30 to h14:00

 


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Tuesday 25th Nov, 2003 - Tom Lee Theatre 1, Cameron Lane, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

 

h10:00 to h12:00........................................Collective workshop

h12:00 to h13:00........................................Working with ensembles

************************Lunch Break***********************************************

h14:00 to h14:30

h14:30 to h15:00                                        MASTERCLASSES      

h15:00 to h15:30

h15:30 to h16:00


 

 

Wednesday 26th Nov, 2003 - Tom Lee Theatre 1, Cameron Lane, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

 

h10:00 to h12:00.........................................Collective workshop

h12:00 to h13:00.........................................Working with ensembles

************************Lunch Break************************************************

h14:00 to h14:30

h14:30 to h15:00                                        MASTERCLASSES

h15:00 to h15:30

h15:30 to h16:00

 


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The Collective Workshops (eight hours all together) are free of charge for those participants attending the four of them (eight hours), given that there is going to be a continuity in the topics developed. All those wanting to attend will have to deposit the sum of HK$500 in the Chopin Society of HK account (details to follow). On completion of the four workshops, provided each participant has attended THE FOUR of them (two hours each), the HK$500 will be returned back to each participant against presentation of the deposit receipt. Should the participant miss one or more hours of workshop, the HK$500 will be kept by the Society, considered as payment for participation in whatever part of the workshop/masterclass they will have attended.

Details of the account of the Society are:

 

Name of account: The Chopin Society of Hong Kong

Bank: HSBC

Account number: 002 - 7 - 365782

 

Please notice: only those presenting the HK$500 deposit receipt will be able to participate in Maestro Pierri's Masterclasses.

Enrolment by presentation of deposit slip should be sent to:

 

Anabella Levin - Freris,

16/A, Kennedy Heights,

10-18 Kennedy Road,

Mid-levels, Hong Kong

 

Tel: (852) 2868 0837

Fax: (852) 2810 0465

E-mail: afreris@netvigator.com

Mobile: (852) 9027 1429

 

or, you can personally deliver it to:

 Chen Miu Ching, Doris

Mobile: 9777 9512

 

Maestro Pierri has sent the following description of the workshops he is going to conduct:

THEME

Learning and developing repertoires, techniques and excercises, by working on the following stages:

Acquiring, implementing, assimilating, developing and applying

Musical and Instrumental Learning: Optimal relationships, excercises and possible repertoires

FORMAT

Announcement of the "Day subjects", distribution of reading material, music and exercises. The participants would preferably have their instruments all the time, they should be able to take notes. Written working material will be distributed: five to ten pages per day.

 

 By E-mail:

By fax: : 2810 0465

 

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