AN IN­TI­MATE DIN­NER WITH YUJA WANG AND JAAP VAN ZWE­DEN

Clas­si­cal De­lights

Hong Kong Tatler - - Soiree -

In­ter­na­tion­ally renowned pi­anist Yuja Wang, in town to per­form four con­certs with the Hong Kong Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra, was the star of a fundrais­ing din­ner at The Penin­sula in aid of the clas­si­cal ensem­ble. She and the Phil treated more than 100 guests to two con­cer­tos, and Bei­jing­born Wang also gave a solo per­for­mance, for which she re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion. Ear­lier, or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee co-chairs Ed­ward Ng and Steven Ying kicked off the gala evening with open­ing re­marks, and the or­ches­tra’s mu­sic di­rec­tor, Jaap van Zwe­den, gave a speech in which he lauded Wang. A de­li­cious meal of deep-fried crab claw with grilled Bos­ton lob­ster, dou­ble boiled bird’s nest and braised abalone with roasted chicken roulade was served.

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