Intimacy of Creativity 2023 - Preview Concert

8:00pm - 10:00pm
HKUST Shaw Auditorium

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 Guest Artists, including

  • Kristina Bachrach

  • Viano String Quartet

  • Fuki Wang

  • Tania Villasuso

  • Chelsea Wang

After receiving over 100 applications from composers from over 20 countries of origin to the IC2023 Call-for-Scores, the following emerging composers have been selected to participate:

  • Angela Slater (United Kingdom)

  • Adrian Wong (Hong Kong)

  • Bracha Bdil (Israel)



Angela Slater - Distorted Lights

Bracha Bdil - In Memory of Voices

Adrian Wong - Glass Flowers

Bright Sheng - String Quartet No.3

Arnold Schoenberg - Pierrot lunaire Op.21



  • This event is for:

    • Friend of HKUST (Note: You can sign up as "Friend of HKUST" when registering for the event.)

    • HKUST faculty and staff

    • HKUST student

    • HKUST alumni

    • Family member of HKUST faculty and staff (with family or resident card)

  • Free admission. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

  • This event is for ages 6 and above.

  • An individual registrant can register for up to four (4) guests including the Registrant himself/herself.

  • Please input the name, email address and cellphone of EACH GUEST when doing the registration.

  • Registrant who successfully made the booking will receive a confirmation email with a PDF attachment of printable tickets and QR codes for all the guests he/she registered.

  • No hourly parking or free parking will be provided to registrants.  Please take public transportation to HKUST.


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