Familiar pastures, an impromptu soccer match, and Hollywood amid the desert sands
Changing backdrops in Europe, Asia and the Middle East – the last few weeks have been filled with a number of premieres for the LGT Young Soloists, both on and off the stage. Read more here:
The LGT Young Soloists have been guests in Liechtenstein quite a number of times now. On 11 November 2016, they performed their first public concert at the Theater am Kirchplatz TAK, in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Twelve of the group’s string players traveled there to perform to the delight of the enthusiastic audience. The program ranged from Mozart, Sibelius and Rimsky-Korsakov to Piazzolla. The magnificent evening culminated in four encores. It was a truly successful premiere.
Following the performance in the Principality came the ensemble’s traditional Christmas concerts in Singapore and Hong Kong at the beginning of December. Musical directors Alexander Gilman and Marina Seltenreich came up with a special surprise as they put together the program. They invited the young Hungarian trumpet player Tamás Pálfalvi to play along. The audience was highly enthusiastic about the festive mix of strings and brass. And there was yet another premiere to applaud in Asia: Frederick Mangold (violin) and Anna Krzyzak (viola) made their debuts as soloists with the LGT Young Soloists.
It may not have been a premiere, but just as moving as every year was the charity concert at the Duchess of Kent’s Children’s Hospital in Hong Kong on 6 December 2016.
The final premiere of the tour took place under floodlights and without an audience: at nighttime in Hong Kong, the young musicians played a game of soccer, which marked a highly enjoyable end to an intensive sojourn.
From Asia to the Middle East: on 14 December 2016 came the eagerly awaited performance at the Abu Dhabi Classics One Thousand and One Nights. Although it was only one, and not one-thousand-and-one nights for the LGT Young Soloists, the captivating evening Sound of Hollywood with the famous movie soundtrack composer, hit song writer, Grammy Award winner and pianist Stephan Moccio, was very much to the taste of the teenagers. After all, it is not every day that one has the opportunity to work together with an important figure from Hollywood who, among others, co-wrote Miley Cyrus’ number one hit “Wrecking Ball” and Celine Dion’s comeback hit “A New Day Has Come”.