Les pianistes is a group of ardent Hong Kong pianists who have been working with one another for years. The gathering and consolidation of the group are based on one common ideal: to break the invisible barrier of the so-called canon of the piano literature by sharing music which is rarely performed, seldom heard, not frequently recorded, newly written, miserably overlooked and neglected in oblivion, etc., in scrupulously and creatively organized live concerts.
Though only founded in 2012, members of Les pianistes have started this unique musical practice since long ago and critical acclaims have been yielded on these pianists for bringing not less than this illuminous list of composers, namely Godowsky, Blancafort, Bortkiewicz, Medtner, Mompou, Ropartz, Alexandrov, Ponce, Gnattali, Mignone, Guastavino, Earl Wild, de Severac, Vladigerov, Jongen, etc. to light in the relatively conservative musical environment in Hong Kong. We also promote the music of such living composers (with some of whom we even have personal contacts) as Alexander Rosenblatt, Vyacheslav Gryaznov, Kyoko Yamamoto, Nikolai Kapustin, Marcela Fiorillo, Federico Ruiz, to name but a few, extensively.
With the launch of this blog, we are happy to present some of our best live recordings or home-made recordings either from our concerts or from various private occasions. We would also like to introduce interesting and highly recommendable recordings, music, scores, in other words, any fascinating stuff about music, from the unique perspective of Les pianistes, here.
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once declared that "Without music, life would be an error". To live a less erroneous life, come join us for some better music.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mikhail Glinka - The Lark (Tran. Mily Balakirev)



Planimals & Plants 2015.4.25

Parsons Music Recital Hall, 14/F Times Square, Hong Kong

Performed by Siu-yau Poon


Keith Jarrett - My Wild Irish Rose





Planimals & Plants 2015.4.25

Parsons Music Recital Hall, 14/F Times Square, Hong Kong

Performed by Lawrenza Lau

Stephen Hough - Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal & The Fuschia Tree



Planimals & Plants 2015.4.25

Parsons Music Recital Hall, 14/F Times Square, Hong Kong

Performed by Sandy Ho


Igor Stravinsky - Danse Infernale from the Firebird Suite (Tran. Guido Agosti)





Planimals & Plants 2015.4.25

Parsons Music Recital Hall, 14/F Times Square, Hong Kong

Performed by Koon Fuk Yin

Astor Piazzolla - Escualo (Arr. Kyoko Yamamoto)



Planimals & Plants 2015.4.25
Parsons Music Recital Hall, 14/F Times Square, Hong Kong
Performed by Koon Fuk Yin



Rimsky-Korsakov/Konstantin Vilensky - Flight of the Bumble Bee



Planimals & Plants 2015.4.25

Parsons Music Recital Hall, 14/F Times Square, Hong Kong

Performed by Kobe Ip


Saint-Saens/Godowsky - Le Cygne



Planimals & Plants 2015.4.25

Parsons Music Recital Hall, 14/F Times Square, Hong Kong

Performed by Grace Cheng