Intimacy of Creativity

June 25 – July 2, 2023

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.

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.

Learn more about festival performances and events.


Viano String Quartet

Fuki Wang, Flute

Tania Villasuso, Clarinet

Chelsea Wang, Piano


Angela Elizabeth Slater: Distorted Light

Bracha Bdill: In Memory of Voices 

Adrian Wong: Glass Flowers

Bright Sheng: String Quartet No. 3


Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot lunaire Op. 21