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2020_ISCM - HONG KONG SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

  • Year: 
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    The Hong Kong Composers’ Guild has organised the following projects in the last 12 months from 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020, details of which are reported according to the following categories:

    Public Performance
    The France-Hong Kong Exchange Concert was successfully held on 27 September 2019 at the Theatre of Sheung Wan Civic Centre. This concert marks a good musical exchange between Hong Kong Composers’ Guild and the Ensemble Télémaque from France. Two Hong Kong composers, Chen Yeung-ping and Lee Kar-tai Phoebus were invited to compose two commissioned works for Ensemble Télémaque in October 2018, which were then premiered in Marseille under the baton of their music director Raoul Lay. In exchange, conductor Raoul Lay was invited to come to Hong Kong to conduct at this exchange concert, with our local renowned musicians to perform a Hong Kong programme, featuring not only the said two commissioned works but also other French and Hong Kong works written by Chan Kai-young and Luk Wai-chun. The concert was well attended with many positive responses; the audiences enjoyed the outstanding performances.

    The Contemporary Wind Band Compositions by Hong Kong Composers Concert was held on 20 October 2019 at the Auditorium of Tsuen Wan Town Hall. Under the baton of Lio Kuokman, the Hong Kong Band Directors Association performed a programme of 6 works, including 3 commissioned works and 2 Guild members’ works written by Chan Chin-ting, Leung Chi-hin, Shing Chun-hay, So Ka-wai and Wong Hok-yeung. To cope with the social situation the concert was moved to 3pm in the afternoon. All the pieces were very well presented musically by Lio Kuokman and the musicians.

    Education
    Collaborating with the Education Bureau (EDB), the Guild organised the workshop series entitled Appreciation Workshop for Percussion Works. It was held on 8 November 2019 at the Rehearsal Hall of Kwun Tong Music Office Centre. The whole-day workshop was divided into morning and afternoon sessions. The two speakers Dr. Lung Heung-wing and Jason Leung aimed to educate schools teachers and students, young composers and the public on composition techniques of percussion music through listening and analysis of various compositions. They also demonstrated many special hand-made percussion instruments. The lectures were successful. They were well attended by schools teachers and students with enthusiastic positive responses.

    Competition
    We have 2 major annual events: (1) GalaMusica: School Creative Works – a competition to promote music creating in primary and secondary schools, and (2) New Generation Concert – a composition competition for students in secondary and tertiary institutions. The first project was organised with EDB. Owing to the social unrest condition, our jury panel has received video recording clips from participating schools instead of visiting different schools for the preliminary selection. The finale concert was initially planned to be held on 7 February. It was cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus. For the New Generation concert, all finalists’ works were selected by the preliminary jury panel, yet the concert was postponed to a later date due to the epidemic.

    International Exchange
    Because of the epidemic spreading all over the world, the three major overseas events of international exchange: ACL, ISCM and IRC were postponed: ISCM and ACL were postponed to two years later in New Zealand while IRC was also postponed to a later date.

 

 

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