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Born Lau

Born Lau

Violist Born Lau, who is from Hong Kong, has performed as soloist and chamber music extensively across Europe, Asia and the USA. Career highlights include an appearance in Berlin at the Henry A. Kissinger award ceremony and a concert with the Tokyo String Quartet in Los Angeles. He was principal Viola with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony. Lau has been successful in several viola competitions, including the Primrose International Viola Competition in 2014. He began learning the violin when he was seven, switching to the viola aged nine. His teachers have included Roberto Diaz, Paul Coletti and Richard Fleischman, and he studied chamber music with the players of the Emerson, Guarneri and Tokyo String Quartets. Lau holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Colburn Conservatory of Music and a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music. He has also given masterclasses himself in different parts of the USA.

Born Lau's performances at the Kuhmo Chamber Music is in cooperation with Musicus Society.
Musicus Society is financially supported by the Spirngboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


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Programme

4. Petola Visitor Centre 21.15

Matthew Whittall (1975):

Pine Tree, Dreaming (being the pine tree II) for string sextet (2008)

Sat
14.7.

5. Kontio School 11.00

Maurice Ravel (1875—1937):

Introduction and Allegro, Op. 46 for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet (1905)

Sun
15.7.

17. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.00

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872—1958):

Lark Ascending for violin and orchestra (1914; arr. for string sextet by Martin Gerigk 2012)

Tue
17.7.

19. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 (1855-75)

Wed
18.7.

36. Kuhmo Church 17.00

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

Sextet in D, Op. 110 for violin, two violas, cello, double bass and piano (1824)

Sat
21.7.

46. Kontio School 16.00

Joseph Holbrooke (1878—1958):

Nocturne, Op. 57/1 “Fairyland” (1912)

Mon
23.7.

46. Kontio School 16.00

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Wo die Citronen blüh'n, Op. 364 (1874; arr. for piano sextet)

Mon
23.7.

49. Kuhmo Church 11.00

J. S. Bach (1685—1750):

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat, BWV 1051 (1721)

Tue
24.7.

54. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Op. 51 (1787)

Wed
25.7.

57. Kontio School 18.15

Darius Milhaud (1892—1974):

La création du monde, Op. 81b for piano quintet (1923)

Wed
25.7.

58. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Tomaso Albinoni (1671—1750):

Adagio in G minor

Wed
25.7.

60. Kontio School 14.15

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840—1893):

Sleeping Beauty (1888-89)

Thu
26.7.

60. Kontio School 14.15

Ottorino Respighi (1879—1936):

Sleeping Beauty (1933)

Thu
26.7.

70. Kontio School 14.15

Sergey Prokofiev (1891—1953):

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (1936) (reading in Finnish)

Sat
28.7.

71. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Witold Lutosławski (1913—1994):

Dance Preludes for nine instruments (1959)

Sat
28.7.