The Intimacy of Creativity 2013

The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong


The Intimacy of Creativity, the internationally-acclaimed, annual two-week Partnership devoted to promoting an intimate dialogue between composers and performers presented by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), returns to Hong Kong 22 April – 5 May, 2013 for its exciting third season. Selected composers will present and revise their chamber music compositions after in-depth discussions between composers and performers during on-campus Open Discussions. The revised compositions will be formally presented at Preview Concerts at the Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall on the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and World Premiere Concerts at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre.

Artistic Director and internationally-renowned composer, conductor, and pianist, Bright Sheng, will be joined by Distinguished Guest Artist/Composer and 2002 MacArthur "Genius" Award-winning double-bassist, Edgar Meyer; Distinguished Guest Artist and Gramophone's Record of the Year-winning violinist, Cho-Liang Lin, Artistic Director of the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival; along with other Distinguished Guests and Guest Artists.

Up to six emerging composers between the ages of 25 and 35 will be selected to participate. One or two participating composers may be offered a one-year renewable position at HKUST as Composer-in-Residence/Visiting Scholar in the Division of Humanities.

The Intimacy of Creativity 2013 is presented in collaboration with Premiere Performances and is proud to continue its media partnership with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).

The Intimacy of Creativity is supported by Dr. and Mrs. Helmut Sohmen in Memory of Sir Yue-Kong Pao CBE JP. Venue and ticketing sponsorship is being provided by the Leisure and Culture Services Department.

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