Biography

Opus One Piano Trio

Opus OneFounded in 2001 by Warren Lee, Dennis Kim and Richard Bamping, the Opus One Piano Trio made its début in the Hong Kong City Hall in the same year; and by popular demand, they have since made a number of recital appearances in Hong Kong, performing works ranging from Mozart and Beethoven, to Brahms and Shostakovich. In 2003, the trio commissioned American composer Eli Marshall, Artistic Director of New Music Ensemble Beijing, to write a work for them, culminating in the première performance of “Opus Primus” in Hong Kong.

Over the years, the trio has made several recordings for the RTHK Radio 4 and collaborated with other eminent musicians. The trio even attempted a cross-over project when it recorded an unplugged pop ballade with Hacken Lee for his “Victory” album (2002). With the joining of violinist Wong Sze Hang in 2011, the trio performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Maestro Lü Jia and the Macau Orchestra in January 2011 where critic Georg Predota remarked, “…much praise has to go to the soloists… the technical challenges… were projected with rarely heard clarity.”

 

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