Intimacy of Creativity

April 22–May 5, 2019

Hailed by the Financial Times as a festival with a “finely hewn sense of craft,” Intimacy of Creativity: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong (IC) returned for another innovative season from April 22 to May 5, 2019.

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. The revised compositions are formally presented at Preview Concerts on the campus of HKUST, and World Premiere Concerts are held in renowned venues in downtown Hong Kong.

The 2019 season launched a new two-year partnership between HKUST and the Curtis Institute of Music.

Learn more about festival performances and events from 2019.

 

Read

Interlude spoke with David Ludwig about receiving audience feedback. Read more

 

Listen

RTHK-HK Radio in Hong Kong aired the world premiere concerts from the 2019 festival.

Intimacy of Creativity 2019 World Premiere Concert 1 – April 28, 2019

Hindemith: Sonata for Solo Viola, Op. 25, No. 1

Dai Wei: Mandalas in the Rubble
Ludwig: With the lilies, and the song, and the stars
Bright Sheng: String Quartet No. 4, “Silent Temple”
Dayton: Recurring Dream – Second Fantasy for Viola and Piano
Bartók: Contrasts, Sz. 111

Presented by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Recorded at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Concert Hall

 

Intimacy of Creativity 2019 World Premiere Concert 2 – May 5, 2019

Southard: Passacaglia from Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Chan Kai-young: Reverberance of the Autumn Night
Astapov: Noctilucence
Higdon: Voices
Bright Sheng: Clearwater Rhapsody
Bartók: String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85

Presented by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Recorded at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Concert Hall

 

Watch

The festival spoke to performers and composers about their unique model of collaborative creation.

 

 









Artists

Roberto Díaz, viola, Distinguished Guest Artist 

David Ludwig, Distinguished Guest Composer 

Jennifer Higdon, Distinguished Guest Composer

Ju-Young Baek, violin, Guest Artist

CURTIS 20/21 ENSEMBLE, Ensemble-in-Residence

Vera Quartet

Rebecca Anderson, violin
Pedro Rodríguez Rodríguez, violin
Inés Picado Molares, viola
Justin Goldsmith, cello

Zitong Wang, piano

Andrew Moses, clarinet