The Intimacy of Creativity – The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong is a pioneering, internationally-acclaimed partnership devoted to promoting an intimate dialogue between composers and performers.
Distinguished composers, together with selected emerging composers from Hong Kong and around the world, present and revise their chamber music compositions after in-depth discussions with world-renowned performers during open discussions. The revised compositions are presented at two world premiere concerts in downtown Hong Kong, preceded by preview concerts on the campus of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, which hosts the partnership.
For the 2011 inaugural season, artistic director and internationally-acclaimed composer, conductor, and pianist Bright Sheng was joined by distinguished guests Richard Stoltzman, Yehudi Wyner, and the Daedalus Quartet; Hong Kong guest artists Mary Wu, Stephen Chong, and Olivier Nowak; and emerging composers Pedro Faria Gomes, Ted Goldman, Moon Young Ha, Narong Prangcharoen, Matthew Tommasini, and Ming-Hsiu Yen.
The Intimacy of Creativity is excited to collaborate with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPhil) as 2016 IC ensemble-in residence. Selected composers will present and revise their orchestral compositions before and after in-depth on-campus Open Discussions between Artistic Director and conductor, Bright Sheng, members of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and librarian staff. The revised compositions will be formally presented at a Preview Concert on the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and a World Premiere Concert at the iconic Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.