A vibrant rising star shares her passion for music
Award-winning violinist Ding Yijie returns to No Limits with a classical recital celebrating her musical passion and mastery. In 2019, Ding opened the No Limits programme as an accomplished emerging performer, receiving critical acclaim for her performance of Paganini’s Caprice No. 24. In this second recital, Ding showcases her musical development with an ambitious repertoire of works that have played an influential role in her career.
The programme includes virtuoso presentations of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.7, Henryk Wieniawski’s challenging piece Faust Fantasy, and a selection of works from Mendelssohn, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky – all of which hold special childhood memories.
Born in the early 2000s, Ding is the first and only blind student to major in the violin at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She has performed internationally in Japan, Austria and Germany, and been recognised with a number of awards. In 2021, she won the VSA International Young Soloist Competition and was named Best Performance at the 19th Gold Concert organised by the Japan Barrier-free Association, and in 2021, she was awarded the special jury prize at the HKGNA International Music Competition, as well as second prize in the young artist section.
We are delighted to welcome Ding back to the No Limits stage, and to showcase the exceptional talents of a bright and inspiring young performer.
On Wings of Song, Op 34-2
Violin Sonata No 7
Valse Sentimentale, Op 51-6
“Songs My Mother Taught Me” from Gypsy Melodies, Op 55-4
Fantaisie Brillante, Op 20, “Faust Fantasy”
Arts Accessibility Services
Audio Description in Cantonese, House programme in audio format, extra wheelchair spaces available; guide dogs welcome
Ding Yijie was born and raised in Foshan City, Guangdong, China. She began learning the violin at the age of six. In 2018, she made history as the first blind violin student at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), where she pursued a Bachelor’s degree with a full scholarship. Currently Ding is in the second year of her Master’s degree at HKAPA, where she is mentored by Professor Michael Ma. Ding’s achievements include being invited by No Limits, Hong Kong Arts Festival to perform in a recital in 2019, marking her debut performance in Hong Kong. Throughout her studies, Ding has participated in master classes and solo performances, and won numerous awards at local and international competitions.
Linda Yim (Pianist)
Linda Yim is a core member of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. She has joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra as guest principal keyboard since the 2022 season. Linda graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Royal College of Music in London and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney where she obtained her Master of Music Studies degree majoring in piano.
Linda is dedicated to performing in solo and chamber music recitals. She has performed in places like Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom. Yim is proactive in promoting classical and modern music education. She currently teaches at the Hong Kong Baptist University and The University of Hong Kong.
Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, people with disabilities and a companion and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
Group Booking Discount
10% discount on purchases of 4-9 full-price tickets for one programme.
20% discount on purchases of 10 or more full-price tickets for one programme.
Package Booking Discount
10% discount on purchases of 2-3 full-price tickets for multiple programmes.
20% discount on purchases of 4 or more full-price tickets for multiple programmes.
- Approx. 90 mins with 10 mins interval
- Recommended for ages 6 and above
©Shinsuke Sugino & Takashi Torikawa