Seymour Lipkin Piano Recital
Date: 11 December, 2008
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall
Ticket price: $680, $360, $240 & $120 (available at URBTIX from 13 October)
Ticketing Enquiries and Reservations: 2734 9009
Internet Ticketing: www.urbtix.hk
Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Special Offer: 10% Discount when purchasing full-price tickets to two concerts of Great Pianist Series on 6 Nov and 11 Dec, 08 (for further information of other discount schemes, please refer to programme leaflet)

This is one of the concerts of Great Pianist Series. Performer is USA renowned artist Seymour Lipkin. He is a student of Rudolf Serkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. He won the prestigious Rachmaninoff Competition at age 19 and went on to appear with all of America"s "top five" orchestras: The New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Chicago, as well as many other major American ensembles. Conductors with whom he has collaborated include Serge Koussevitzky, Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch, Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, Willian Steinberg, George Szell, and Christopher von Dohnanyi, and more recently with Kenneth Schermerhorn, Gerard Schwarz and George Cleve. The Boston Globe admires his performance“not just punctuality and smoothness of attack but an unerring sense of what kind of attack and in relation to what else. This was so acute and varied and organic that it seemed almost a part of nature�and The Miami Herald describes “Lipkin is a musician’s musician with acute insight into phrasing�
For many years, Mr. Lipkin concentrated on conducting. After serving as New York Philharmonic’s assistant conductor, he was Music Director of both the Long Island Symphony and the Joffrey Ballet. Now, he returns to extensive concretizing as a pianist. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and is on the faculties of the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. He was formerly director of the University of Maryland"s International Piano Festival and William Kapell Piano Competition.