About HongKong International Music Festival (HKIMF)
Hong Kong International Music Festival (HKIMF), launched in 2013, is an organization registered and authorized under the Hong Kong Society ordinances for operating local musical performances, carnivals, competitions and any related musical activities in Hong Kong.
In 2013, HKIMF co-organized with Schoenfeld International Music Society (SIMC) and successfully held the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition 2013 Hong Kong. In 2015, we successfully organized the 2nd Hong Kong International Music Festival Music Competition and Music Camp. There were 70 countries and regions participated, and the event has attracted approximately 1400 musicians around the world visiting Hong Kong to witness our achievement.
The 3rd HKIMF, 2016, was a competition open to the public in six major age divisions: candidates age from 7 or below will join the Children’s section and get stage experience; candidates ages 8 to 10 and 11 to 13 in the Junior section will enhance their music education at an impressionable age; candidates ages 14 to 16 in the Youth section will be inspired to carry on their learning to a professional level; the Senior section ages 17 to 26 and 27 or above invites candidates to showcase their outstanding expertise and talents.
The competition addressed diversity of musical instruments with three major categories: Western Musical Instruments; Chinese Musical Instruments; and Vocal. Each category also includes different instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass will be offered in String section; Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe and Bassoon in Woodwind section; and Trumpet, French horn and Trombone in Brass section. Piano has solo and duet options and Vocal in Pop Voice and Classical Vocal. In 2016, HKIMF specially established the Chinese instruments section, aiming to work with musicians to promote Chinese traditional music culture to the world. In addition, Guitar and Harp are enhanced in individual division and Pop band and Orchestra in group division. We also encourage candidates release their original music in "Music Talent" division. In the future, HKIMF will continuously organizing a variety of inspiring activities and actively extending music educational exchanges to different countries around the world.
As the only HKIMF officially authorized North America Audition Organizers, “Star Image Cultural Communications”, “Star San Diego International”, and “A&L International Education Center”, are co-hosting the 1st North America audition in California, and will extend the program to the entire North America in 2018. Our goal is to provide local musical talents a platform and a channel to chase their dreams!
For more information, please visit www.hkmusic.hk/imf/en