The Hong Kong International Music Festival (HKIMF) is a large-scale music event that integrates all kinds of music and cultural activities all around the globe. During the festival period, we run music camps, competitions, concerts, masterclasses, seminars and study tours to promote cultural (especially musical) exchange between the musical talent and top-class musicians all around the world here in Hong Kong.
The HKIMF first started off in 2013 with around 3000 global participants. Progressing onto 2019, the number of global participants has grown to nearly 90,000 people! Participants from 150 different regions such as Macao SAR, Taiwan SAR, mainland China, the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. And in the 10th HKIMF(2023), we had the honour of having the Department of Publicity Cultural and Sports Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as our advisor and supporter.
We firmly believe that through the sincere interaction and research of experts from various countries, important parameters and educational guidelines can be provided to promote innovative models of music education therefore, we will continue to explore possibilities of enhancing positive thought and raising adolescence and children’s self-confidence and moral behaviour via music and music education during the International Society for Music Education summit – which runs alongside the festival period.
The summit has been recognized and accepted by many of international music colleges and educational institutions such as Schoenfeld International Music Society, California State University, Los Angeles, Vancouver Academy of Music, S.K. Lee College, Texas Christian University The School of Music, The Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy, Chugye University for the Arts, South China Normal University School of Music, Sekolah Tinggi Internasional Konservatori Musik Indonesia (STIKMI), Shenzhen City Philharmonic and many more. Participants of around 4,000 experts and professors will come to Hong Kong, turning it into a city of music during the festival period – with hope that music will add more vitality to Hong Kong.
We strongly believe the festival makes a significant contribution to everyone human on the planet hence we will continue to uphold the core values of music and promote cultural exchange and mutual learning between countries all around the world; using Hong Kong as the epicenter. Through working together in creating a global community of shared destiny via music, we enhance the idea of mutual recognition and respect among music lovers around the world.