PLUS x Tai Kwun Conversations: Early Piano Vs. Modern Piano

PLUS x Tai Kwun Conversations: Early Piano Vs. Modern Piano

Date & Time

27 Feb 2023 5:15pm – 6:15pm


JC Cube




Co-presented with


Sponsor of Yamaha Piano

In collaboration with Hong Kong Arts Festival PLUS, Tai Kwun Conversations will host Chinese pianist and early music specialist Yuan Sheng in a lecture demonstration to illustrate the differences between antique and modern pianos.

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.

Sheng will perform a recital on the antique piano following the lecture. Please refer to the details of the programme here.

This programme will be conducted in Putonghua supplemented with English.

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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.


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.

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. 

Regardless of whether you are an arts enthusiast or an artist, we are sure that you will find endless inspiration in the PLUS activities!