43rd HKIFF – Special Concert: Beyond The Piano


The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43) together with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will honor Michael Nyman, one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary composers, with a Special Concert.

The concert named “Swire Classic Insights: Michael Nyman 75th Birthday – Beyond The Piano” will be held at the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Academic Community Hall on March 24th, 2019 during the HKIFF. The event is free to members of the public and will feature many of Nyman’s most iconic film scores.

Online ticket registration will begin at 10:00 am on March 6th, 2019. Each email address can register for a maximum of two tickets and can only register once. Tickets are limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The concert will conclude with Where the Bee Dances, a saxophone concerto also from Prospero’s Books, featuring Simon HARAM, a member of the Michael Nyman Band.


About Michael Nyman:
The English-born composer is best known for his score for Jane Campion’s 1993 Palme d’Or winner The Piano that won him numerous awards including BAFTA and the Golden Globe. Also known for his collaboration with Peter Greenaway, Nyman’s talents are best illustrated in his propulsive scores for the master filmmaker’s classics.

Under the baton of internationally acclaimed conductor Mikel Toms, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will open the concert with In Re Don Giovanni, Nyman’s deconstruction of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

The three movements of On the Fiddle for solo violin and string orchestra derive from his scores for three Peter Greenaway films, namely The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989), A Zed & Two Noughts (1985) and Prospero’s Books (1991).

Concert Details:

Registration details:

We remind readers that the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival will be held from March 18th to April 1st, 2019. Festival tickets for the public can be booked online (at and all URBTIX and HK Ticketing outlets from 28 February 2019.

Gattaca directed by Andrew Niccol (1997) – Song: The Departure


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