Park Stickney, a world-class harpist famous for combining classical and jazz works and delivering electrifying music on stage, is set to delight Hong Kong music lovers with a concert in the city next week.
The iconic musician is coming to Hong Kong for the “Park Stickney Jazz Harp Evening” scheduled for Monday, May 5, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported.
A fireman before becoming a harpist, and currently a harp instructor at London’s Royal College of Music, Park Stickney, 46, once said life is full of options. Playing harp may not be an option for most, but for him it has been a part of his life since he was a child. He started to learn playing harp when he was just seven years old.
He has shown his extraordinary skill to people all around the world, having held concerts in places such as the White House, Disneyland in Florida, underground mines in Germany and Italy, and even in a public bath.
To him, the music is not about where he plays, but who he plays with and who are touched like him when he plays. The thing the musician, who likes to improvise in his concerts, values the most is how the audience responds. He considers the audience on top of the list that affects him most in his music career.
At the concert on Monday, he will play with 60 students from different junior high schools and elementary schools in Hong Kong. According to the maestro, playing music with new partners can take his mood to a higher level.
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