Latest News

Lang Lang performs J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations

“One could discuss at length where – in the field between the exceptional and the magnificent – Lang Lang positions himself with his interpretation of the Goldberg Variations.” stated the Leipziger Volkszeitung after Lang Lang’s concert at the iconic St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany in early March 2020. Now this Leipzig recital will be [...]

Read more

Yinka Shonibare Unveils Artwork Evoking ‘Collaboration’

Yinka Shonibare has created a new artwork evoking the “spirit of collaboration”, which will be on display at government buildings around the world. Each year a British artist is commissioned to produce a print to go on show in diplomatic buildings. Shonibare, famous for his Nelson’s Ship In A Bottle installation which stood on the [...]

Read more

The Valkyrie at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

With the hegemony of the gods at its zenith at the close of THE RHINEGOLD and the gods ensconced in the castle of Valhalla, trouble is brewing in THE VALKYRIE. The mortals are power-crazed, mistrust and materialism rule and all that the gods can think about is enforcing the old codes rather than questioning their [...]

Read more

Opening Concert of the 23rd Beijing Music Festival

Press conference today for the Opening Concert of the 23rd BMF featuring composer/conductor Ye Zou. The Wuhan Philharmonic, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, and the Wuhan-born musicians of the China Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the newly-commissioned work "Dedicated to 2020" on stage. Meanwhile, singers Liping Zhang and Leiming He, who are both from Wuhan, will take [...]

Read more

Ekow Eshun Curates Exhibition Inspired by Activism and Agency

The writer, curator and broadcaster has collaborated with the Fund for Global Human Rights on an exhibition in London that brings together work by photographers whose practice centres on community and collaboration The Fund for Global Human Rights is a charity working with activists across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia – four [...]

Read more
Featured Video Play Icon

The KT Wong Foundation celebrates a over a decade of International collaborations and is proud to support the 23rd Beijing Music Festival

The Foundation has been a pioneer in building cultural links with China, exploring new projects with a range of partners. Other organisations have followed and now after 10 years, and against a background of a rapidly changing economic and political landscape, the mission of the Foundation has never been more important. 2017 is a year […]

Read more
Featured Video Play Icon

The China Current – Happy Moon Festival

Known around the world and especially in Asian cultures, Lunar New Year is a time of joyous gathering and celebration. Central to this momentous holiday and many others in Asia is the moon. Every fall, you’ll find Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations on par with any other major holiday in China, and overseas Chinese also take part [...]

Read more

The 23rd Beijing Music Festival (BMF), held annually each October, promises to be the most special and unusual one yet

Inspired by Innovation, Beijing Music Festival Presents Over 240 Hours of Online Streaming and 20 Diverse Performances on Stage; Leads Standardization of Classical Music Copyright Use in ChinaThe 23rd Beijing Music Festival (BMF), held annually each October, promises to be the most special and unusual one yet.Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, cultural activities [...]

Read more
Featured Video Play Icon

Zanele Muholi – ‘In My World, Every Human is Beautiful’ | Tate

Visual activist, Zanele Muholi, uses photography and film to document and explore issues of race and representation and to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community in South Africa and beyond. Here they talk about how the power of images can show LGBTQIA+ people of South Africa, and QTIPOC people worldwide, that they are not alone. Watch as [...]

Read more

Zhang Huan – The first Chinese artist’s solo exhibition at the Hermitage

After nearly two years of curation and preparation, "Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History” solo exhibition was finally unveiled in the Nicholas Hall of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and now is officially open to the public. Thank you very much all my friends who have sponsored and supported the exhibition. Image: Courtesy [...]

Read more

BBC Last Night of the Proms

In a year like no other, the Last Night of the Proms – always a celebration of world-class music-making across the season – reflects the many experiences and moods we have encountered during the current Covid-19 pandemic.  Finnish maestra Dalia Stasevska – the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor – presides over a specially adapted […]

Read more
Featured Video Play Icon

In the Ashes of History – The exhibition celebrates Zhang Huan as the first Chinese contemporary artist to open a solo exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum

In the Ashes of History, co-curated by Dimitri Ozerkov, Anastasia Veialko, and Wu Hung. The exhibition celebrates Zhang Huan as the first Chinese contemporary artist to open a solo exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg — one of the most prestigious museums in the world. The show highlights Zhang Huan’s consistent use [...]

Read more
Featured Video Play Icon

Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History – Hermitage Museum

The internationally renowned Chinese artist Zhang Huan has created a series of works inspired by the events of the pandemic. Entitled "Love," the new series has been created specially for the exhibition Zhang Huan: In the Ashes of History which will open at the State Hermitage by the end of 2020. The exhibition was originally due to open at the [...]

Read more
Featured Video Play Icon

New dance film celebrates William Kentridge works!

In a world first, a new short dance film created by Cape Town City Ballet and Norval Foundation honours internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge. In an imaginative marrying of ballet and sculpture, the online film is inspired by and set against a stage of Kentridge’s Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture exhibition. Presented by Norval Foundation, [...]

Read more

“The Beauty of Living Wealth” exhibition from Sichuan Province

Here’s more from the excellent the "The beauty of Living Wealth" exhibition from Sichuan province, and today it’s the beauty of clothes. The formation and development of Tibetan clothing is deeply affected by natural conditions, modes of working and cultural exchanges. Across the different Tibetan regions there is variation in materials and production processes, with [...]

Read more

The Music in the Summer Air Festival Proves Show Must Go On

The 11th Music in the Summer Air (MISA) festival — themed “Reunion” — will return to the Shanghai Symphony Hall and Shanghai Urban Music Lawn on July 20.  With performances every day through July 29, the festival’s program will cover a rich musical spectrum, from classic masterpieces by Beethoven and Stravinsky to reinvented and new […]

Read more
Featured Video Play Icon

Robert Carsen’s Interview – Reflecting On A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten, produced by the Festival d’Aix in 2015, and directed by Robert Carsen will be shown on Arte Concertfr! The stage director Robert Carsen reflects on this time to give you an exclusive view into his vision of the opera, its interpretation and a backstage view of the production of [...]

Read more

Oscar-Winning The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Composer Ennio Morricone Dies at 91

Morricone is best known for his infamous melodies from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West, and won an Academy Award for his soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight back in 2016, after garnering five previous nominations and an Honorary Award in 2007 that recognized his [...]

Read more

Happy Birthday to Maestro Long Yu

A very happy birthday to our dear friend Maestro Long Yu Photograph by Pan Shiyi 潘石屹 Long Yu, the distinguished Chinese conductor with an extensive international reputation, is the Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. He is [...]

Read more

NT Live Catalogue is Open and Streaming World-Class Theatre

Right now the National Theatre is closed and facing a devastating impact from Coronavirus. The doors may be closed, but the NT Live catalogue is now open and streaming world-class theatre to you and families around the world, every week, for free. We know that this is a difficult time for many of us, but if [...]

Read more

Become a Foundation Member

Sign up to receive exclusive offers, along with previews of our collaborations and event inviations.