Pavel Steidl makes a welcome return to Hong Kong to perform at this year’s Opening Concert. After winning the prestigious 1982 Radio France Guitar Competition he went on to become of one the most widely celebrated soloists of his generation. His interpretive style is characterized by a refined feeling for nuances coupled with virtuosic brilliance. His repertoire encompasses virtually all periods and styles, though he has particular affinity for 19th Century music. Pavel is also a prolific composer. He will be joined by the outstanding young Chinese classical guitarists and lecturers, Mr. Xu Tuo and Miss Li Jie who teach at the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing.