Based in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong International Music Festival (HKIMF) is an event which integrates all kinds of music, from Classical to Pop as well as Chinese and Western. Though organizing various music activities such as music camp, study tours, music competitions, master classes, seminars, etc. The HKIMF gathers music talents worldwide to the city, to encourage exchanges among musicians, and fostering local arts and cultural development in Hong Kong.
In 2013, with everyone’s efforts, the ” The 1st HKIMF ” was held, and the event was immediately welcomed and highly concerned by the international perspective. HKIMF organized 5 terms of events between 2015 to 2019, with the number of contestants growing from 12,000 in the 2nd HKIMF, to nearly 90,000 in its 6th term. Over 150 regions across the globe participated the event with countries like China, US, UK, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Italy, Russia, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong etc.
2021 is the 180th anniversary of the opening of Hong Kong as a port. Over the past 180 years, Hong Kong has gradually developed from a small village with barren mountains and lack of water into an entrepot. At present, Hong Kong has become an international financial centre and a multicultural cosmopolitan city in Asia, and its development has made remarkable achievements. In 2021, we will be the 8th HKIMF. Affected by the global outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic last year, social activities have been extensively affected, and various large-scale and painful calls have been stopped. With the emergence of the COVID-19 vaccine, society will gradually return to normal. Our “Hong Kong International Music Festival” will continue to focus on music, continue to promote the mutual learning of music culture in my country, local and overseas, enhance the mutual recognition and respect of music lovers from all over the world, and continue to promote Hong Kong as an international cultural metropolis.
In future, HKIMF keeps on fostering arts and cultural development both locally and abroad by actively coordinating music activities in the territory. We believe that the HKIMF is one of the major music education and exchange platforms, a place for everyone to fulfill their music dreams.