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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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The KT Wong Foundation are proud to present Ole Scheeren’s Archipelago Cinema

On the 27th August 2012 the KT Wong Foundation presented Ole Scheeren’s Archipelago Cinema – a floating auditorium that formed part of the official selection of collateral projects in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition. An evocative outdoor theatre located within the old harbour basin Darsena Grande of the Arsenale, Venice’s historic shipyard, Scheeren’s Archipelago Cinema was opened […]

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In Conversation

The KT Wong Foundation is proud to announce In Conversation, a new and dynamic platform initiating critical, cross-cultural dialogue with leading figures from the international arts and cultural industries.  The Foundation will host In Conversation exclusively here at ktwong.org; keep checking back for updates! Coming soon at www.ktwong.org: Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, In Conversation with Philip Dodd […]

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Archipelago Cinema

On the 27th August 2012 the KT Wong Foundation presented Ole Scheeren's Archipelago Cinema - a floating auditorium that formed part of the official selection of collateral projects in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition. An evocative outdoor theatre located within the old harbour basin Darsena Grande of the Arsenale, Venice’s historic shipyard, Scheeren's Archipelago Cinema was opened [...]

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An evening in honour of Lang Lang

Lady Davies hosted an evening in honour of Lang Lang’s performance with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican Centre. To celebrate both the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s residency at the Barbican this February, and its concert accompanying Lang Lang, Lady Davies and Barbican Director Nicholas Kenyon co-hosted an evening of festivities. As a board member of the Lang Lang International Music […]

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An evening in honour of Robert Wilson

An evening in honour of Robert Wilson to celebrateEinstein on the Beach at the Barbican Centre. In May, the Barbican Centre in London presented the seminal production of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach. To commemorate this remarkable occasion, Lady Davies hosted a dinner in honour of Robert Wilson with guests including Philip Glass, […]

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The Foundation brings NT Live and Frankenstein to Beijing

This June, audiences in Beijing had their first opportunity to watch Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. The KT Wong Foundation joined forces with National Theatre Live to facilitate two exclusive screenings of this hugely successful production in Chinese from 29 June – 30 June at the Beijing MOMA Broadway Cinema, the first and […]

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Noye’s Fludde to feature at the 15th Beijing Music Festival

The KT Wong Foundation are delighted to announce their dynamic co-production of Benjamin Britten’s children’s opera Noye’s Fludde is to appear at the 15th Beijing Music Festival. In addition to the production itself, Noye’s Fludde’s star conductor Nicholas Chalmers will also lead a one off masterclass exploring the score behind Britten’s extraordinary children’s Opera. The […]

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Lady Linda Wong Davies and the BBC proudly present – Imagine…Do or Die: Lang Lang’s Story

Tonight, the story of Chinese pianist Lang Lang will be broadcast on BBC ONE as part of the ‘Imagine’ series.  Do or Die: Lang Lang’s Story, has been executive produced by Lady Linda Wong Davies together with Alan Yentob and Jan Younghusband. In the film, Yentob examines Lang Lang’s life and career from child prodigy to global […]

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The Foundation and the National Theatre present the second screening of Frankenstein in China

The Foundation are delighted to announce the second screening of the National Theatre’s Frankenstein in China. Featuring on the 2nd December 2012 at the Shanghai Grand Theatre, this second screening follows Frankenstein’s Chinese debut, earlier in the year in Beijing.  An immediate sell out, the Beijing screenings generated unprecedented press and social media coverage and quickly became the […]

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