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.


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Programme

19. Kontio School 16.15

Jacques Offenbach (1819—1880):

Les Larmes de Jacqueline, Op. 76/2 for cello and string orchestra (by 1839)

Thu
13.7.

33. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.15

Hanns Eisler (1898—1962):

Septet No. 2 for flute, clarinet, bassoon, two violins, viola and cello "Circus" (1947)

Sun
16.7.

44. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Luigi Boccherini (1743—1805):

Fandango from Guitar Quintet in D, G. 448 "Fandango" (1799)

Tue
18.7.

46. Kuhmo Church 11.00

J.S. Bach (1685—1750):

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 for flute, strings and basso continuo (1738-9)

Wed
19.7.

51. Kuhmo Church 21.15

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 (1901-02)

Wed
19.7.

52. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714—1787):

Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus and Eurydice

Thu
20.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

J.S. Bach (1685—1750):

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (1721, 2nd movement by Jukka Tiensuu)

Thu
20.7.

60. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Giacomo Puccini (1858—1942):

Crisantemi for string quartet (1890)

Fri
21.7.

60. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Stefan Heucke (1959):

Auch das Schöne muss sterben, Op. 15 for 23 solo instruments (1991)

Fri
21.7.

62. Kuhmo Arts Centre 12.15

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Galimathias musicum (Quodlibet) in D, K. 32 (1766)

Sat
22.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

Largo and Allegro in D minor, MWV O 1 for piano and strings (1820) (age 11)

Sat
22.7.