Music Video Screening: Life is a Dream

01:00pm - 02:00pm
Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall

2nd Hong Kong Early Music Festival 2021: A Historical Journey

Music Video Screening: Life is a Dream


The 2nd Hong Kong Early Music Festival features a rich diversity of musical genres, including the music video “Life Is a Dream”, directed by Amsterdam-based writer and filmmaker Daan VREE.

Filmed at the beautiful Loenersloot Castle in the Dutch province of Utrecht, the story sees the world through a child's eyes. Yuna, an 8-year-old girl, waits for her pianist mother, Kaoru, who is making music with a young couple living in the castle, Edmond and Kitty. The child imagines that these two are a prince and a princess.
The video is suffused with music; songs and duets of Haydn and Mendelssohn are performed by two distinguished young singers: Hong Kong-born soprano Kitty LAI and tenor Edmond CHU, along with solo pieces played by Japanese pianist Kaoru IWAMURA on a square piano (an authentic period instrument). According to the director Daan VREE, the film is based on research into the history of the castle, the texts of the songs and the stories behind their composition: "we made a storyline that connects all the dots…The music is mostly about love and longing for each other, and we have the song about life that is just a dream."

Moreover, we will show a bonus video "The Broadwood Piano at the Loenersloot Castle" at the event. Kaoru IWAMURA will tell you more about the 200-year-old English Broadwood Square Piano she played in the video. This is a golden opportunity for you to extend your knowledge of authentic keyboard instruments.

The Broadwood Square piano 1829 at Castle Loenersloot is on loan from Museum Geelvinck.




- Music Video Screening - "Life is a Dream"
- Artist and Film Making Sharing (language: Cantonese with English subtitles)
- Bonus Video Screening - "The Broadwood Piano at the Lonersloot Castle"

Moderator: Ms. Karen YEUNG, Founder & Artistic Director, Concerto da Camera

Language: English

Trailer - "Life is a Dream":

For the program details of the 2nd Hong Kong Early Music Festival 2021, please visit: Click Here




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  • Free admission 免費入場

  • For HKUST members and guests only 活動只供科大成員和嘉賓參與

  • No admission under the age of 6 六歲或以下恕不招待
  • Online registration is required; each registration admits one person only.

  • Please arrive at the venue 15 minutes early before the showtime.

  • Attendees must show their HKUST ID card to the reception desk for identification before admission.

  • If the registrant cannot attend the event, please change your RSVP status on the Engage page or send an email to to release the quota.
    如登記者無法出席活動,請於Engage頁面更改RSVP選項 或 傳送電郵通知至,將活動名額留給其他科大成員。




  • A temperature check is arranged at entrances. The audience with fever symptoms will be denied entry and should seek immediate medical advice.

  • Masks must be worn at all times in the venue.

  • Special seating arrangements and capacity control have been implemented. Please follow the seating instruction of the CFA staff.

  • Hand sanitizers are provided in the venue.




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