Introduction to IC2023
Hailed by the Financial Times as a festival with a "finely hewn sense of craft," Intimacy of Creativity – The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong (IC) returns for another innovative season from June 24 to July 2, 2023, presented in partnership with the renowned Curtis Institute of Music!
Intimacy of Creativity explores the creative process through public, in-depth Open Discussions on the campus of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), which presents the festival. Revised compositions by selected Composer Fellows, between ages 20 and 35, are formally presented at Preview Concerts on campus, and World Premiere Concerts held in renowned venues in downtown Hong Kong.
The 2023 season launches the second partnership between HKUST and the Curtis Institute of Music. IC Founder and Artistic Director Bright Sheng (HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study Helmut and Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large) is joined by:
- Distinguished Guest Artist Roberto Díaz (President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music and Grammy-winning violist);
- Guest Artists, including faculties of the Curtis Institute and the Viano String Quartet;
- and other Guest Artists from Hong Kong and around the world.
Up to three Composer Fellows will be selected to participate. All submissions will be reviewed by a First-Round Selection Panel, consisting of renowned artists around the world. Final selections will be made by Artistic Director Bright Sheng.
IC2023 is co-presented by the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study and the Curtis Institute of Music. The season is presented with support from Helmut and Anna Pao Sohmen, and in collaboration with media partners, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), and Naxos Music Group.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study
Curtis Institute of Music
Radio Television Hong Kong
Naxos Music Group
Dr. and Mrs. Helmut Solmen in memory of Sir Yue-Kong Pao CBE JP
- Dr. and Mrs. Helmut Sohmen in memory of Sir Yue-Kong Pao CBE JP