Projects

BBC Proms 2014

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.

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NT Frankenstein Live – Beijing 2014

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 cinemagoers. Directed by Danny Boyle [...]

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The Goddess – 1934 to 2014

The restoration of this iconic Chinese black and white, silent film undertaken by China Film Archive and British Film Institute, is the fruit of Sino-British collaborations through art and culture, and marks the first collaborative partnership between the KT Wong Foundation, the British Film Institute and the China Film Archive. Lady Davies, founder of the [...]

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Parsifal

Wagner's Parsifal at the Beijing Music Festival October 29th and 31st 2013.

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Chinese Cinema Season 2014

The KT Wong Foundation will launch an exciting season of classic Chinese cinema with an exclusive screening of 1934 silent film masterpiece, The Goddess on June 24th 2014. The newly remastered film will be screened in Paris at La Cinémathèque Française, accompanied by a live orchestra playing a newly commissioned score by Chinese film composer [...]

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First UN Youth Orchestra

The KT Wong Foundation is the proud founder of the First UN Youth Orchestra, which marks its debut 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 [...]

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National Ballet of China

The KT Wong Foundation was delighted to welcome the National Ballet of China’s performances of Red Detachment of Women at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, from the 1st to the 3rd of October 2013. The National Ballet of China gave this work its world premiere on September 26th 1964 and, after more than half a century [...]

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Coriolanus

On August 20th and 21st at Edinburgh International Festival Shakespeare’s Coriolanus played to critical acclaim. Directed by Lin Zhaohua and starring Pu Cunxin, the production was supported by both KT Wong Foundation and the Ministry of Culture of China. The Tragedy of Coriolanus fused traditional with modern in using heavy metal music to depict the [...]

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Noye’s Fludde in Shanghai

Noys's Fludde by Benjamin Britten comes to Shanghai during the Music In The Summer Festival 2013.

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Noye’s Fludde

Acclaimed co-production of Benjamin Britten's much loved children's opera with a unique Chinese twist!

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NT Live: Frankenstein

In partnership with London’s National Theatre, the KT Wong Foundation presented Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, to new audiences in Beijing. The first event of its kind in Beijing and a unique opportunity for the National Theatre, Frankenstein immediately sold out and became the most talked about event on social media [...]

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BBC Imagine: Lang Lang

The KT Wong Foundation and the BBC are currently filming a documentary with world-famous pianist Lang Lang, which will appear as part of Alan Yentob’s ‘Imagine’ series in late 2012. A loyal friend of Lady Linda Wong Davies and the KT Wong Foundation, Lang Lang is regarded as the most internationally recognisable classical music icon [...]

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Daniel Barenboim Documentary

In 2011 the KT Wong Foundation was honoured to be the sole foundation partner supporting renowned conductor Sir Daniel Barenboim and his West Eastern Divan Orchestra’s first tour of China. Universally acknowledged as one of the greatest pianists and conductors of our time, Barenboim, along with the late literary scholar Edward Said, created this orchestra of young [...]

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West Eastern Divan Orchestra

In 2011 the KT Wong Foundation was the sole foundation partner supporting renowned conductor Sir Daniel Barenboim and his West Eastern Divan Orchestra’s first tour of China. Barenboim and the late Edward Said created this trailblazing orchestra of young musicians from widely divergent beliefs with the express goal to bridge cultures and promote dialogue between [...]

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Semele

‘Semele’ embodies the ethos of the KT Wong Foundation, fusing Chinese and Western cultures to create an innovative work of art that is accessible to and relevant for a global audience. It set a new standard in the fusion of contemporary art and classical music while representing a unique cross-fertilisation between Chinese and European cultures. [...]

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Chen Yi’s ‘Olympic Fire’

Chen Yi’s Olympic Fire was commissioned by the KT Wong Foundation and the BBC to celebrate the opening of the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Premiering at the Royal Albert Hall for the world famous BBC Proms, this unique piece integrated contemporary Western styles with Chinese folk song. A 15-minute piece charged with energy, Olympic Fire fuses intonations of Chinese [...]

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Academy of Ancient Music

In 2011 the KT Wong Foundation supported a series of performances in Beijing and Shanghai by the world-renowned Academy of Ancient Music. The orchestra performed the Brandenburg Concertos at Shanghai’s Music Hall and featured acclaimed soprano Sumi Jo at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. The warm response reinforced the Foundation’s goal to encourage [...]

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Arts Management Programme

In 2011 the KT Wong Foundation initiated its Theatre and Performing Arts Management programme.  Giving a unique opportunity for candidates to work with the Foundation on one of its projects, the Programme offers applicants real life experience working with leading talent from across the arts and cultural industries. Working directly with the Foundation’s core team, candidates [...]

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Nicholas Chalmers Masterclass

In 2012, the Foundation in collaboration with the Beijing Music Festival invited one of the most dynamic young British conductors, Nicholas Chalmers to lead a masterclass at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with young conductors and musicians. Enabling young conductors and musicians the opportunity to work and study with leading talent from across [...]

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