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.
HKIMF organized 4 terms of events between 2015 to 2018, with the number of contestants growing from 12,000 in the 2nd HKIMF, to nearly 80,000 in its 5th term. Over 150 regions across the globe participated the event with countries like China, US, UK, German, Australia, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Italy, Russia, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong etc. More than 4,000 finalists came to Hong Kong to compete for the Final Round competition during the HKIMF festival week from 21 to 26 August 2018, and participated in a series of music activities, making Hong Kong an international music city.
Year 2019 is the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) establishment. Our country has forged remarkable achievements recognized worldwide and the Chinese people continues to unite together to advance our country for a better future. With music and arts as core, the Hong Kong International Music Festival aims at spiritual connection with beautiful tunes. This year our special division of “Songs and Lyrics Writing for PRC 70th Anniversary”, demonstrates the extravagant Chinese culture and vision of integration to the world through songs and lyrics creation, and strives for presenting a music event which lies across nations, cultures and boundaries, to enhance mutual recognition and respect among music lovers, and demonstrate the magnificent music culture of our country to the world.
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.