HKUST Summer Festival 2024:AsianArt Ensemble (Berlin) & Gamin Kang Bridging Worlds through Cross-Cultural Collaboration

7:45pm - 9:15pm
Main Hall, Shaw Auditorium


Composers and musicians in Hong Kong, Seoul, Korea, along with the AsianArt Ensemble from Berlin, will collaborate to bridge the worlds through Cross-Cultural Collaboration. The concert on July 15 will explore themes of tradition and innovation and engage audiences in a dynamic and immersive performance experience.

來自香港和首爾的作曲家及音樂家將與來自柏林的AsianArt Ensemble携手 ,以跨界合作的方式一起探討不同文化背景下的傳統與創新,為觀眾帶來華洋並重的音樂體驗。



Koji Nakano (b.1974)

Chrysanthemum in the Field of Stars (2024, World Premiere), for solo piri


Ka Shu (Kenneth) Tam (b. 1991)

In the Twilight, All Seems Well Forgotten (2024, World Premiere), for gayageum, violin, viola, cello

* This new work is commissioned by The Hong Kong CrossRoads Ensemble Limited in 2024 with sponsorship from CASH Music Fund.


Il-Ryun Chung (b.1964)

IRGEND (2016/2023, Hong Kong Premiere), for daegeum and string quartet


Suryongeum (Traditional Korean music)for danso and saenghwang


Sinawi of HongKong (2024, World Premiere), for ensemble


AsianArt Ensemble (Berlin)

The AsianArt Ensemble was initiated in 2007, and formed in its present structure in 2009. In 2012 it won the prize of the German record critics (“Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”) for its first CD “asian art ensemble”, published by Celestial Harmonies. With its unique combination of instruments and the music it performs, the AsianArt Ensemble has established an important role in the music world. With instruments from China, Japan and Korea combined with Western strings, AsianArt Ensemble opens up new avenues within contemporary music beyond the common styles of New Music or so-called World Music.


Gamin Kang, a multi-instrumentalist specialist for traditional Korean wind

Gamin is a distinguished soloist who tours the world, performing traditional Korean music and cross-disciplinary collaborations. gamin plays 3 traditional winds and is a designated Yisuja, official holder of Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 46 for Court and Royal Military music. Re-inventing new sonorities from ancient, somewhat restrictive, musical systems, gamin has received several cultural exchange program grants, including Artist-in-Residence (2014) at the Asian Cultural Council, and Ministry of Culture, Republic of Korea (2012). Gamin has collaborated in cross-cultural improvisation with world-acclaimed musicians presenting premieres at Roulette Theater, New School, and Metropolitan Museum. gamin was a featured artist at the Silkroad concert, in Seoul, in 2018, performing on-stage with Yo-Yo Ma. Gamin's scheduled Carnegie Hall début for 2019, as featured soloist, with the Nangye Gugak Orchestra, was postponed due to covid.


Since 2018, gamin has curated performances at the Center for Remembering and Sharing. For 2020, gamin was selected as artist-in-residence at the HERE Arts Center, NYC, and released her 4th album, “Nong.” In January 2021, the Jerome Foundation awarded gamin their prestigious 2-year Fellowship and Howard Foundation awarded fellowship in 2023.  gamin teaches graduate and undergraduate ethnomusicology as Adjunct Faculty at the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA since 2022.




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TICKET PRICE 票價 :  $200  /  $100 (Concession 優惠票)

Free seating 不設劃位

Concessionary tickets at HK$100 are available for full-time students, citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, wheelchair users and a companion, and comprehensive social security assistance recipient (CSSA) recipients.
The organizer reserves the right to request proof of eligibility from concessionary ticket holders upon admission.
Concessionary tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability.



PRESENTED BY Shaw Auditorium Unit and Center for the Arts, HKUST



  • Audience of age 6 or above are welcome.
  • Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break.
  • Presenter reserves the right to change the program and artists without prior notice.
  • Admission by ticket, each ticket admits one person only. 
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