Hong Kong - Vienna Music Festival

 

 

Official Festival Website: www.festival.vbcmaf.org

29/02/2016 Update: Hong Kong Week Calling for Scores from Hong Kong Composers

Hong Kong - Vienna Music Festival is a multi-dimensional platform of cultural collaboration. The faculty, which comprises members from the music flagships of both Vienna and Hong Kong, offers music graduates and young musicians the opportunity to enter the international stage of their career. 

The vibrant sound of music from the two cities will transfuse the passion of arts to the general public through concerts, workshops and community programmes. It does not only raise the standard of local talents and art administrators, but also strengthens the character and image of Hong Kong as a creative hub.

The 6-week Festival will bring together 1000 participants, encompassing 200 distinguished artists from the two cities, 200 pre-professional musicians and more than 500 local students. Their joint effort will be witnessed by thousands of members of audience in 12 concerts. Through our community events and world-class performances, we will challenge and inspire our participants to new heights as musicians and global citizens, at the same time elevating the artistic standard of our fair cities.

Programme

July 15, 2016
Opening Concert (Hong Kong)

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July 18-30, 2016 
Summer Music Academy  (Hong Kong)
-200 local students embark on a music discovery journey under the guidance of music pedagogues from Vienna.

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July 30 - August 13, 2016 
Professional Training Tour (Vienna)

- 25 choirmasters and music teachers will receive training from the Artistic Director of Vienna Boys Choir (VBC) and observe VBC rehearsals at their Viennese campus.

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August 13-19, 2016
Hong Kong Week (Vienna)
- Hong Kong Week will present around 40 Hong Kong musicians in a series of concerts in Vienna, the Capital of Music.

August 28, 2016 
Finale Concert- Mahler Symphony No.8 (Hong Kong)
- The finale concert gathers the cream of the crop from both cities. Led by Jimmy Chiang, our orchestra and choir will give the Festival an unforgettable conclusion.

Event page on Vienna Tourism Board: 
https://events.wien.info/en/hong-kong-vienna-music-festival/

Festival Official Website: www.festival.vbcmaf.org