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The KT Wong Foundation commissions a unique musical soundscape for South Africa at the 57th Biennale de Venezia

Lady Linda Wong Davies’ KT Wong Foundation (KTW Foundation) has commissioned and curated a unique musical soundscape written by South African composer Neo Muyanga to accompany the video art work: Passage by Mohau Modisakeng. for the 57th Venice Biennale  The piece will be premiered in the South Africa Pavilion at 4pm on 10th May, followed by [...]

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A Gala Concert to Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017

The KT Wong Foundation and the Philharmonia Orchestra present a gala concert to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017. Join the Philharmonia Orchestra, Long Yu (Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival and Music Director of the China Philharmonic), Maxim Vengerov and a roster of top-flight musicians from East and West including […]

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Berg’s gritty exploration of desire at ENO in unforgettable staging from celebrated artist and director William Kentridge.

Everyone falls victim to her fascinating beauty and irresistible magnetism. But it would be too simple to see her as a dangerous and amoral seductress. Maybe Lulu herself is really the victim? Even before she meets someone more deadly than she is. With a highly emotional and intensely expressive score, Lulu is one of the […]

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Robert Carsen directs a new production of Strauss and Hofmannsthal’s charming operatic comedy.

Der Rosenkavalier was Richard Strauss’s first original collaboration with the playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal, following quickly on the heels of Strauss’s adaption of Hofmannsthal’s play Elektra. It marked the start of one of opera’s most important artistic partnerships: in his libretto for Der Rosenkavalier, as with their later collaborations, Hofmannsthal produced a text of astonishing […]

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KTWong Foundation hosted the post-performance party of the opera “A Midsummer Night’s dream” in Beijing

15th, October, KTWong Foundation proudly hosted the post-performance party of the opera “A Midsummer Night’s dream” at Beijing Sanlitun CHAO. Invited the cast and crew of the production “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and friends of the Foundation.

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Festival d’Aix & Beijing Music Festival Sign Five-Year Agreement

Two of the world’s most renowned music festivals have agreed an historic five-year artistic collaboration, orchestrated by the KT Wong Foundation. Bernard Foccroulle, Artistic Director of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and Long Yu, Founder and Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival, signed an agreement on 10th October 2015 that will see an exchange of the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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