Antique Piano Recital by Yuan Sheng

Antique Piano Recital by Yuan Sheng

Date & Time

27 Feb 2023 7:30pm – 8:55pm


JC Cube






In continuation of his appearance at the Hong Kong Arts Festival concert, Chinese pianist and early music specialist Yuan Sheng will make further appearances in a solo recital and a lecture demonstration as part of our PLUS programme.

After its invention in the 18th century, the piano has undergone drastic changes in terms of manufacturing technology and timbre. Sheng will be playing an 1862 Bechstein antique piano as well as a modern grand piano in this lecture demonstration. The differences between antique and modern instruments will be presented and demonstrated.

Sheng will give a lecture demonstration before the recital. Please refer to the details of the programme here.


Bach│Prelude of English Suite No. 5 in E Minor, BWV 810

Beethoven│Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

- Interval – (15 minutes)

Liszt3 Sonetti del Petrarca, S. 158

Brahms│Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119

Duration: Approximately 1 hour 25 minutes with an interval

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House Programme

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Ticket Discounts

  • $300 for purchasing both “PLUS x Tai Kwun Conversations: Early Piano Vs. Modern Piano” and “Antique Piano Recital by Yuan Sheng”.

  • 50% off for full-time students, Available on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • 15% off for Tai Kwun Fans with valid discount code. Available on a first-come-first-served basis.

About Hong Kong Arts Festival PLUS


The PLUS programme broadens your Arts Festival experience to include “More than Great Performances”. Through a diverse range of activities in community locations, PLUS aims to enhance audience engagement with the artists and their work. These include talks, lecture demonstrations, masterclasses, backstage visits, exhibitions, meet-the-artist and film screenings.

PLUS returns to a fully in-venue line-up of programmes for the 2023 Hong Kong Arts Festival and continuously strives to connect, to share and to inspire through the arts — both on and off the stage. PLUS events allow audience members to meet artists and creatives to discover the unique stories behind their works, provide further opportunities for the participants to explore the arts more deeply, and to connect with the artists more closely. 


Yuan Sheng

Professor of Piano, Central Conservatory of Music

Chinese pianist and early music specialist Yuan Sheng is Professor of Piano at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. He has gained international recognition through his extensive performances in more than twenty countries, and is especially known for his interpretation and research on Bach, for which he is called “The nation (China)’s premier interpreter of Bach”. His understanding and command on harpsichord, clavichord and early pianos have also garnered a lot of praise.