April 25th – May 8th, 2011 Hong Kong (Inaugural season)
Hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST),
The Intimacy of Creativity is a first of its kind, annual two-week Partnership devoted to promoting an intimate dialogue between composers and performers. Selected composers will present and, if necessary, revise their chamber music compositions after in- depth discussions between composers and performers during on-campus rehearsals sessions. The revised compositions will be formally presented in concerts at the Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall on the campus of HKUST (Clear Water Bay) and at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts (downtown Hong Kong).
The theme of the Partnership this season is Arts and Science, celebrating the life and scientific achievements of Albert Einstein, coinciding with the exhibit of Einstein in Hong Kong April– August 2011 presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, swissnex China, the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Education Bureau of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and HKUST. The Partnership will also highlight the twentieth anniversary of the founding of HKUST and will be presented in collaboration with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.
Most of the Partnership discussions will take place at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a world-class university set on a beautiful hillside campus facing the Pacific Ocean.
Partnership Artistic Director: Bright Sheng
Distinguished Guest Composer: Yehudi Wyner (winner, Pulitzer Prize)
Distinguished Guest Artist: John Bruce Yeh (acting principal clarinet, Chicago Symphony)
Ensemble-in-Residence: Daedalus Quartet (Grand Prize winner, Banff International String
Up to six emerging composers between the age of 25 and 35 will be selected. Round-trip airfare, accommodations and a per diem will be provided to the composers by the Partnership. Composers
applying for the Partnership MUST be comfortable having their compositions discussed and be willing to make necessary revisions before the final public concert presentations.
Composers-in-Residence One or two composers may be invited to serve as Composer-in-Residence at HKUST for the 2011–2012 academic year.
The Compositions A chamber music composition, 10–15 minutes in duration, for up to five performers from the following list of instruments: 2 violins, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, and piano.
February 1, 2011 is the deadline for receipt of applications. Each composer may submit up to three chamber music compositions for consideration, but only one work from each composer will be selected and presented. Each submission should include: 1) a copy of the score; 2) a set of professionally prepared parts for each work submitted; 3) a short CV, including date of birth and names and contact information for two professional references. Though not necessary, the composer may also send
accompanying performance recordings of the works submitted, if available. CD format is preferred. Selected composers will be informed by March 1, 2011.
The 2011 Partnership In collaboration with the Swiss government’s celebration of the life and scientific achievements of Albert Einstein, the theme of the 2011 Partnership is Arts and Science, exploring the link between artistic creativity and scientific discovery, coinciding with the exhibit of Einstein in Hong Kong April–August 2011. This event will include lectures on the subject of Einstein delivered by pre-eminent scientists at the time of the Partnership. Although it is not a requirement, we encourage composers to submit compositions inspired by the theme of the 2011 Partnership.
The Bright Sheng Partnership:
Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong
c/o Clara So
School of Humanities and Social Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon