What would life be like without a piano?
Celebrating Lee Shing’s enduring 20-year passion for music
Acclaimed Hong Kong classical pianist Lee Shing presents an exhilarating programme of three significant works that have inspired and shaped his life as a performer. The recital opens with Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8 in C minor “Pathetique”, a lamentation written when Beethoven was fighting against losing his hearing, and a piece that Lee mastered through memorisation as deteriorating vision began to hinder his ability to read music. The sonata is followed by Schumann’s “Scenes from Childhood” (Kinderszenen), a piece evoking the dreams and emotions of youth. To close the recital, Lee presents Beethoven’s Sonata No. 30 in E major, a profound piece composed after Beethoven had become deaf, and a reminder of the power of art to provide solace and inspire determination.
Sonata No 8 in C minor, Op 13, “Pathetique”
Kinderszenen, Op 15, “Scenes from Childhood”
Sonata No 30 in E major, Op 109
Arts Accessibility Services
Hong Kong Sign Language interpretation, house programme in braille and audio format available; guide dogs welcome
During Lee’s professional career, he has worked on a variety of musical productions and collaborated with numerous local and international musicians and orchestras. Lee has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and studied under renowned pianists, Michelle Kim and Nancy Loo. In 2013, he was sponsored by the Artists with Disability Development Fund to further his musical studies in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria. Suffering from eye disease since childhood and diagnosed with a congenital eye condition as a teenager, Lee has worked to pave new paths and increase inclusivity and support for disabled artists. As a teacher and mentor for a new generation of performers, Lee helps young artists channel their potential and defy expectations.
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 no interval
- The “No Limits” Opening Ceremony will be held prior to the performance
- Recommended for ages 6 and above
©Shinsuke Sugino & Takashi Torikawa