Past Events

Discussions / Masterclasses
21 Feb 2024 07:30 PM
Filipino musicians have long had a central role in Hong Kong’s musical nightlife and entertainment. Pianist Chris Carpio will talk about his life as a member of, and an heir to, a Filipino music dynasty in Hong Kong, particularly as a jazz pianist. The talk will be moderated by ethnomusicologist Dr. Mercedes Dujunco, whose research addresses relationships between Filipino musicians in Asia and music as affective labor.  Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
21 Feb 2024 05:00 PM
Following a performance with his quartet at the Cosmopolis Festival (February 16, 7:30 PM, Shaw Auditorium), jazz pianist Chris Carpio will lead preselected student musicians in techniques of jazz improvisation. Read more
Concerts
16 Feb 2024 07:30 PM
Pianist Chris Carpio and his quartet perform a dynamic set of original acoustic and electric jazz, including music from their new fusion project Soul Funk’d Ape. Mainstays of the jazz world in Hong Kong and top representatives of the city’s vibrant Filipino musician scene, Carpio and his quartet groove hard whether plugged in or unplugged. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
23 Feb 2023 07:30 PM
Prof. Patrick Yim (University of Notre Dame, United States) is an internationally noted violinist and music pedagogue. In this masterclass, HKUST's outstanding string instrument students perform and receive coaching from Prof. Yim in front of a live audience. The event is free and open to the public. Read more
Concerts
21 Feb 2023 09:30 PM
Patrick Yim (United States) introduces the audience to the world of virtuosic contemporary solo violin repertoire. Professor of Violin at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Yim has performed worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician, and will be joined on stage by two of the evening’s composers Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
10 Nov 2022 07:30 PM
Conducted by the violin virtuoso Gian Paolo Peloso, Senior Lecturer (Strings) at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and internationally recognized concert performer, the workshop will feature students of string instruments desiring to enrich their knowledge through in-depth discussion on styles and skills.   Read more
Concerts
09 Nov 2022 07:30 PM
The venerated Ivry Gitlis described Gian Paolo Peloso as “a true musician, of the highest quality as a soloist and chamber music performer, and a top-class violin teacher, whose practice honors our profession and its future.” Rachel Cheung was hailed by The Dallas Morning News as “a poet, but also a dramatist” displaying “the most sophisticated and compelling music-making.” These two musicians together on stage can only be described as magical. Read more
Concerts
18 Oct 2022 07:30 PM
「絃歌不絕——粵粹縱橫」音樂會特邀「萬能泰斗」阮兆輝教授、粵樂名家高秩群先生、「萬能樂師」高潤鴻先生與竹韻小集合作,並由音樂學者白得雲教授導賞。節目為竹韻小集「絃歌不絕」計劃整理並復刻丘鶴儔《絃歌必讀》(1916)等專著所收錄的作品,讓互有關連的三大廣府音樂文化遺產「器樂」、「戲曲」和「說唱」共冶一爐,擴闊大眾對粵樂的理解,把香港的傳統音樂文化瑰寶活態呈現。   Read more
Concerts
12 Oct 2022 07:30 PM
Renowned Balinese composer-ethnomusicologist I Wayan Sudirana and his 20-piece ensemble Gamelan Yuganada will present Balinese Gamelan as a living, evolving tradition, performing a spectacular program of sacred classical pieces alongside premieres of new repertoire composed specifically for the Cosmopolis Festival. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
10 Oct 2022 07:00 PM
Renowned Balinese composer-ethnomusicologist I Wayan Sudirana will lead a discussion on musical fundamentals of Balinese Gamelan, its cultural context, and his work as a composer and director of Gamelan Yuganada in contributing to the living, evolving Gamelan tradition.   Read more
Concerts
06 Oct 2022 07:30 PM
An eclectic program of works for solo live performer and digital media showcases Shaw Auditorium’s state-of-the-art audio-visual system and promises cross-stimulation of the senses! Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
05 Oct 2022 07:00 PM
Avant-garde multi-instrumentalist Glen Lloyd, a.k.a. JUNK!, works with HKUST’s music technology students on performing with virtual reality equipment. Students get to inhabit VR spaces, observed by the audience from outside, in which they experiment with virtual instruments. The event is open to the public. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
04 Oct 2022 07:30 PM
Online discussion between composers featured at this year’s festival which will see a total of three world premieres and multiple Asian premieres, including music commissioned for Cosmopolis. Participants include Grammy Award-winner and Pulitzer-finalist Augusta Read Thomas; noted sound and installation artist Samson Young; Guggenheim Fellow and University of London composition faculty Tonia Ko; award-winning Baptist University composition professor Stylianos Dimou, joining HKUST’s composition faculty, Ilari Kaila and Timothy Page.  Read more
Concerts
28 Sep 2022 08:00 PM
Mahan Esfahani has done the incredible: brought an 18th-century keyboard instrument into the 21st century. Not only does he revive and revitalize standard repertoire by Bach, Telemann, Rameau, Handel, and others, but works with the leading composers of today on new works for this antique instrument. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
27 Sep 2022 01:00 PM
Join Mahan Esfahani a day before his Cosmopolis Festival solo recital as he discusses the harpsichord, an instrument popular in the 18th century, its role in the modern concert hall, and keeping the repertoire and the music fresh for today’s audiences. Presented in collaboration with Premiere Performances Hong Kong.   Read more
Concerts
25 Sep 2022 03:00 PM
The pride of the city, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, returns to HKUST in a chamber orchestra line-up under the baton of conductor Peter Biloen (Netherlands). The concert showcases the power and diversity of colors that the ensemble is capable of projecting, with repertoire ranging from early Romanticism to the present day. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
04 May 2022 10:30 AM
[Event postponed due to Covid-19.] Following the performance of Jacques Offenbach’s operetta Pomme d’api live at HKUST, the artistic team comes to discuss their approach to staging an opera in Hong Kong and reviving this forgotten Romantic classic. Read more
Concerts
03 May 2022 07:30 PM
[Event postponed due to Covid-19.] Three of Hong Kong’s most prominent operatic vocal talents and six of its outstanding instrumentalists will present a full-length performance of the rarely-heard one-act operetta by Jacques Offenbach, the timeless comedy Pomme d'api. Presented in collaboration with The French May of Hong Kong, this sixty-minute opera will bring a rare French treat to the Cosmopolis Festival. Read more
Concerts
29 Apr 2022 07:00 PM
[Event postponed due to Covid-19.] Fresh from his noted performance at the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland, Aristo Sham brings what The Washington Post called his “boundless potential” to the Cosmopolis Festival. Read more
Concerts
26 Apr 2022 07:30 PM
[Event postponed due to Covid-19.] A jazz-chamber concert featuring the music of Ella Fitzgerald, headlined by singer Talie Monin and pianist Ted Lo. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
25 Apr 2022 04:00 PM
[Event postponed due to Covid-19.] Renowned Balinese composer-ethnomusicologist I Wayan Sudirana will lead a discussion on musical fundamentals of Balinese Gamelan, its cultural context, and his work as a composer and director of Gamelan Yuganada in contributing to the living, evolving Gamelan tradition. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
25 Apr 2022 10:30 AM
[Event postponed due to Covid-19.] Online discussion between composers featured at this year’s festival, which will see a total of four world premieres and two Asian premieres, including music commissioned specifically for Cosmopolis. Participants include noted sound and installation artist Samson Young; Pulitzer-finalist Augusta Read Thomas; Princeton Composition Professor Juri Seo; joining HKUST’s composition faculty, Ilari Kaila and Timothy Page.  Read more
Concerts
21 Apr 2022 07:30 PM
[Event postponed due to Covid-19.] Renowned Balinese composer-ethnomusicologist I Wayan Sudirana and his 20-piece ensemble Gamelan Yuganada will present Balinese Gamelan as a living, evolving tradition, performing a spectacular program of sacred classical pieces alongside premieres of new repertoire composed specifically for the Cosmopolis Festival. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this event has been moved online. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
11 Apr 2022 04:00 PM
[Event postponed due to Covid-19.] Avant-garde multi-instrumentalist Glen Lloyd, a.k.a. JUNK!, works with HKUST’s music technology students on performing with virtual reality equipment. Students get to inhabit VR spaces, observed by the audience from the outside, in which they build and play virtual instruments. The event is open to the public. Read more
Concerts
07 Apr 2022 07:30 PM
[Event postponed due to Covid-19.] An eclectic program of works for solo live performer and digital media showcases Shaw Auditorium’s state-of-the-art audiovisual system and promises cross-stimulation of the senses! The concert will include multi-instrumentalist JUNK!’s live performance on virtual reality instruments, as well as the world premiere of a new work by prize-winning Hong Kong composer and multimedia artist Samson Young, commissioned for the festival.  Read more
Concerts
01 Apr 2022 07:30 PM
[Event postponed due to Covid-19.] Violin virtuoso Patrick Yim from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, returns to Cosmopolis for an evening of chamber music and solo repertoire, including the world premiere of a new work by Korean-American rising star composer Juri Seo. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
05 May 2021 06:00 PM
Join members of the defunensemble (Finland) as they discuss their unique artistic contributions to electroacoustic music, and answer your questions following their concert streamed online directly to an HKUST audience. This event will be conducted online.       Register Here   Read more
Concerts
04 May 2021 04:58 PM
Based in Helsinki, Finland, defunensemble is one of Europe’s foremost contemporary classical groups devoted to electroacoustic repertoire. The Cosmopolis Festival is proud to host their Hong Kong debut, which will showcase an array of cutting-edge works that incorporate technology, including a piece by HKUST faculty, composer Timothy Page. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
29 Apr 2021 07:30 PM
Join members of the Hong Kong Chamber Project following their concert the night before as they give a masterclass, featuring selected HKUST music students on stage. HKCP musicians will work with students currently in our chamber music class ensembles as they tackle classics of the repertoire and provide advice on interpretation and technique. The event is open to the public. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Social distancing measures will be in effect.    Read more
Concerts
28 Apr 2021 07:30 PM
Some of Hong Kong's most noted chamber musicians get together for an evening of traditional repertoire, early music, and contemporary works highlighting Hong Kong composers. Featuring the music of Mozart, Bach, and Sibelius alongside works by HKUST composition faculty, the concert culminates in the premiere of a new work, commissioned from rising star Daniel Lo. Read more
Concerts
27 Apr 2021 07:30 PM
Three of Hong Kong’s most prominent operatic vocal talents and six of its outstanding instrumentalists will present a full-length performance of the rarely-heard one-act opera by Gaetano Donizetti, a comedic treat for all ages. Presented in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Hong Kong, this fifty-minute opera, which was premiered in Asia by the same cast in November 2020, will be remounted for HKUST’s inaugural Cosmopolis Festival. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
23 Apr 2021 01:30 PM
In the lead-up to the performance of the opera Rita live at HKUST, the artistic team comes to discuss their approach to staging an opera in Hong Kong and reviving this forgotten Romantic classic. This rarely heard one-act opera by Gaetano Donizetti received its Asian premiere with the same artists in November and was featured on RTHK TV.  Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
20 Apr 2021 01:00 PM
Ranjani and Gayatri are among the most highly acclaimed South Indian Carnatic vocalists in the world. Known for concerts that thrill both lay audiences and connoisseurs, the two sisters have been featured on numerous recordings, television, radio, concerts, lectures, and international festivals. Following their concert streamed from Chennai, India, they will hold this interactive Q&A to discuss their performance and the fundamentals of South Indian classical music performance. Read more
Concerts
19 Apr 2021 07:30 PM
An evening of jazz featuring an eclectic combination of instruments that celebrates Hong Kong’s multicultural tradition, led by acclaimed guitarist Teriver Cheung. Read more
Concerts
16 Apr 2021 07:30 PM
Ranjani and Gayatri are among the most highly acclaimed South Indian Carnatic vocalists in the world. Known for concerts that thrill both lay audiences and connoisseurs, the two sisters have been featured on numerous recordings, television, radio, concerts, lectures, and international festivals. They will be accompanied by an ensemble of preeminent performers from Chennai, India. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
13 Apr 2021 07:30 PM
One of the foremost young pianists in Asia, born and raised in Hong Kong, Rachel Cheung is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and winner of awards from many of the most prominent competitions in the world, including the 2017 Audience Award at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
12 Apr 2021 03:00 PM
Hong Kong Jazz Guitarist Teriver Cheung gives a workshop on approaches to jazz improvisation and performance at HKUST. He will work with selected HKUST students who have formed an impromptu jazz combo for this event. The event is open to the public – join us if you want to learn the basic building blocks of jazz and to hear more about the Hong Kong jazz scene! Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Social distancing measures will be in effect.  Read more
Concerts
09 Apr 2021 07:30 PM
One of the foremost young pianists in Asia, born and raised in Kowloon, Rachel Cheung is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and winner of awards from many of the most prominent competitions in the world, including the 2017 Audience Award at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Musical America described her as having a “silken tone, subtle sense of colour,” and as “stunningly imaginative.” She brings her talent to HKUST for an evening of classical and contemporary piano music, including the Asian premiere of a work by HKUST’s Composer-in-Residence, Ilari Kaila. Read more
Concerts
26 Mar 2021 08:00 PM
Members of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the premiere ensemble of its kind, come to the campus of HKUST to present a concert of established repertoire and new works that display the unique beauty of this tradition. Read more
Discussions / Masterclasses
25 Mar 2021 09:00 AM
Mr. Zhao Taisheng (Sanxian Principal) and Ms. Zhang Ying (Pipa Principal) of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra present a demonstration of traditional Chinese instruments. They bring with them various items from the HKCO’s collection belonging to the rich history of Chinese music with roots extending back 7000 years. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Social distancing measures will be in effect.    Register Here   Read more