Music as an Adventure features a piano recital and talk by talented young pianist Anson Tang, together with his mentor Professor Nigel Clayton. The talk was broadcast live during SPARK festival in October 2021, and you can revisit both the talk and performance through recorded versions. 

Event Date  Event Time Event Recording(s) 
21 October 2021 (Thursday)  19.00 - 20.30 (HKT) / 12.00 - 13.30 (UK - BST) 

Music as an Adventure – Musical recital and talk 

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Join Anson Tang and Professor Nigel Clayton as they disclose the innermost emotions within a performer’s soul. 

Through music, we all connect. It is a language of emotion that communicates across culture and ability. It is more than technique and beauty in harmony; it is also a personal adventure delivering emotions behind a musician’s growth. 

‘Music as an Adventure’ is an online recital with storytelling, presented by the Hong Kong born-and-bred pianist Anson Tang, who uses a wheelchair, together with Nigel Clayton, Anson’s mentor and an experienced piano professor at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London.  

By presenting selected pieces from composers Franz Liszt, Gerald Finzi and others, the programme portrays Anson’s creative adventure and discovery in his journey of music abroad. Between each piece Anson speaks about how each work has influenced his education and experience. Professor Clayton also took part in a joint performance together with Anson, followed immediately by a sharing and discussion session. 


Type of event: piano recital and talk   

Platform: Zoom (talk), YouTube (recital) 

Age advice: All age groups  

Accessible features: English and Traditional Chinese subtitles (recital); simultaneous interpretation in English and Cantonese (talk); sign language and audio description available on advance request (talk)