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The KT Wong Foundation Launches Young Chinese Musicians Scholarship Fund at The Palace of Versailles, France.

On 22nd June 2015, the KT Wong Foundation will be launching a new fund to help talented Chinese students to study in Europe. The Young Chinese Musicians Scholarship Fund will be launched to a specially invited audience in the beautiful Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. Renowned Chinese Pianist Lang Lang will play for an […]

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Foundation Hosts Reception for Semele Premiere at BAM

Lady Davies, founder and chair of the KT Wong Foundation, hosted a special reception ahead the US premiere of Semele, which premieres at BAM, New York on March 4. This production of Semele, co-produced by the KT Wong Foundation and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie | de Munt, sets a new standard in the fusion of […]

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KT Wong’s Semele Premieres in US March 2015

Following successful performances in Belgium, Canada and China, Handel’s Semele, co-produced by the KT Wong Foundation (KTWF) and Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, has been invited to premiere at the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in March 2015. The production is presented by Canadian Opera Company, directed by famous Chinese contemporary visual artist Zhang […]

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Foundation’s Dinner Gala Celebrates Lang Lang in Paris

The KT Wong Foundation hosted a special dinner for Lang Lang in Paris to celebrate and support his recital at Theatre des Champs Élysées on November 17. The world-famous pianist and UN Messenger of Peace has been a friend and collaborator of the foundation for many years. The most recent collaboration took place at the […]

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Lady Davies on Ruan Lingyu, on Huffington Post

In a recently published Huffington Post article written by KT Wong Foundation founder Lady Linda Wong Davies, Lady Davies shares her views on Ruan Lingyu – the iconic film star from China’s silent era who tragically took her life at the age of 26 – the position of women in Chinese society in the early […]

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Foundation Supports UN Youth Orchestra

The KT Wong Foundation is proud to support the first UN Youth Orchestra at the reopening of the UN General Assembly Hall on October 24, 2014. The event is part of the United Nations Day celebrations and the second annual Lang Lang & Friends Annual Gala by the Lang Lang International Music Foundation (LLIMF). Lead […]

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The Goddess, UK Premier – Tickets go on Sale!

Tickets for the highly anticipated UK premier of the digitally re-mastered Chinese classic The Goddess officially went on sale on September 18th. A new score commissioned by the KT Wong Foundation, by the renowned Chinese composer Zou Ye will be performed live during the screening by the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Chalmers. Lead […]

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The Goddess – Premiered at BFI Film Festival

The KT Wong Foundation, in association with the BFI and China Film Archive (CFA), will screen a re-mastered version of classic Chinese silent film The Goddess this autumn at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank. This exclusive UK premiere will take place on 14th October 2014 as part of the prestigious BFI London Film Festival – one […]

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Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Supporter of the Foundation, Dies

We’re saddened to hear of the passing of Philippine de Rothschild, an extraordinary woman who broke through a male-dominated wine industry by carrying on the work of her father and helping to transform and modernise the wine industry. Château Mouton Rothschild is now one of the largest wineries in the world with vineyards on three […]

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Documentary about China’s Growth in Classical Music on BBC 4

“A Hundred Million Musicians: China’s Classical Challenge”, a BBC documentary co-commissioned by the KT Wong Foundation, airs on BBC Four at 21:15 on Sunday, July 27. China is the fastest growing nation in history, an economic superpower, but it has cultural ambitions too and nowhere is this clearer than in its embrace of Western classical music. Huge […]

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Original music double for foundation

Two recent commissions have elevated the KT Wong Foundation’s output in original classical music to a new level with new pieces by both Qigang Chen and Zou Ye both debuting in 2014.  The foundation commissioned leading composer Qigang Chen to write “Joie Eternelle” for renowned British trumpet player Alison Balsom, who performed the piece at […]

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KT Wong hosts Proms dinner for Long Yu & guests

On July 18, a day before the China Philharmonic Orchestra’s debut at the BBC Proms, the KT Wong Foundation – a major sponsor of the orchestra’s Proms debut – hosted an exclusive dinner for Maestro Long Yu, composer Qigang Chen, president of the CPO Li Nan, esteemed guests and friends. One of the most internationally […]

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KT Wong Founder Interviewed on Thoughtful China

‘Thoughtful China’ – a weekly talk show about creative, media & business affairs in China – recently invited KT Wong Foundation founder Lady Linda Davies, on to the show to discuss her drive to build bridges and to initiate interaction between China and the West on a cultural level. During the interview, Lady Davies talks […]

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China Philharmonic Orchestra at BBC Proms 2014

Saturday 19th July marks the China Philharmonic Orchestra’s BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall, launching this season’s global orchestras strand. Britain’s own queen of the trumpet, Alison Balsom, joins them in Shanghai-born Qigang Chen’s new trumpet concerto, a work co-commissioned by the KT Wong Foundation, China Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC, alongside Dutch […]

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Foundation announces internships at AIX 2014

This year the KT Wong Foundation is developing an Intern programme in partnership with the Aix Festival to offer opportunities for young people who aspire to work in the arts to be involved with the Festival. The KT Wong Foundation’s key aim is to foster a mutual understanding between China and the rest of the world, working […]

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KTWong at Festival d’AIX en Provence

The KTWong Foundation is proud to announce official support for two major productions at the Festival d’AIX en Provence 2014. Beginning with opera director Richard Jones’ production of Handel’s Ariodante spanning 6 performances across the festival spanning 3rd-18th July.  The foundation is also supporting Raphael Pinchon’s production of Trauernacht scheduled across 11th-19th July The foundation […]

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The Goddess returns to Shanghai

The remastered version of the classic silent film, The Goddess, originally made in 1933 in Shanghai is to be shown at the 2014 Shanghai International Film Festival on June 15th. Originally made at a time of political crisis within a divided China, booming attendances, and personal turmoil in the life of its star, actress Ruan […]

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The Goddess remastered to be shown in Paris on 24th June 2014

The classic and newly remastered film, The Goddess, will be screened in Paris at La Cinémathèque Française on 24th June 2014, accompanied by a live orchestra playing a newly commissioned score by Chinese film composer Zou Ye. This exclusive screening of the 1934 silent film masterpiece marks the beginning of an exciting season of classic […]

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Foundation brings NT Live’s Coriolanus to Shanghai International Film Festival 2014

The KT Wong Foundation, in partnership with the Shanghai Grand Theatre, is bringing NT Live’s Coriolanus to the Shanghai International Film Festival on June 15th 2014. The event is a screening of the Donmar Warehouse’s acclaimed production of Coriolanus, captured in London by National Theatre Live. Tom Hiddleston takes the title role in Shakespeare’s searing […]

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‘Frankenstein’ returns for another sell-out Beijing screening

Following enormously popular sell-out screenings in Beijing in 2013 and 2013, the National Theatre Live production of Frankenstein returned to Beijing on 9th March, presented by the KT Wong Foundation. The critically-acclaimed production, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, enjoyed yet another sell-out showing and outstanding reception from Beijing cinema goers. Directed by Danny […]

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