Beare’s Premiere Music Festival 2019

Outreach and Educational Programs @ Asia Society Hong Kong Center

How Technology Can Enhance Your Music Practice
Registration 10:45am; 
Lecture 11:00am; 
Close 12:30pm


Learn how technology can help you practice your instrument  and learn to love practicing! This lecture will be presented by Philip Aird, CEO of the European String Teachers Association and Joint Managing Director of Part Play chamber music practice software.


Inside Chamber Music: Bartók Contrasts
Registration 1:45pm 
Streamed Lecture 2:00pm 
Close 3:30pm


Join distinguished composer and radio personality Bruce Adolphe in this streamed lecture providing insights into Bartók’s Contrasts for clarinet, violin and piano. Inside Chamber Music lectures are beloved by regulars and a revelation to first-timers for their depth and accessibility. The streamed lecture will be followed by a live performance by the musicians of the Chamber Music Society of Yale Club of Hong Kong.


Free Family Concert by Viva! Pipers
Registration 3:45pm 
Afternoon Concert 4:00pm 
Close 5:00pm


This afternoon concert is the perfect introduction to the wind family of instruments and small ensemble playing. The programme will include family favorites, from traditional folk songs and classical music to blockbuster movie themes and lively cartoon melodies. This performance will be bilingual in English and Cantonese. 


Community Concert by Chamber Music Society of Yale Club HK
Registration 5:15pm
Free Concert 5:30pm 
Close 6:30pm


Join this free concert featuring the musicians of the Chamber Music Society of Yale Club of Hong Kong. Formed in Hong Kong in 2016, the Chamber Music Society of Yale Club of Hong Kong brings together a group of talented young musicians who graduated from Yale and returned to Hong Kong to pursue their careers in music. The objective of the Society is to bring the joy of music to various Hong Kong communities, particularly to those disadvantaged because of age, illness and other disabilities.

Free Community Concert by Romer Quartet

Registration 6:45pm
Evening Concert 7:00pm 
Close 8:00pm


Join this free concert featuring the Romer String Quartet. Named after Hong Kong’s endemic Romer’s Tree Frog, the Romer String Quartet is a genuinely local ensemble formed by musicians all born and raised in Hong Kong. Romer String Quartet has performed at Carnegie Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Eastman School of Music in USA, Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and Hong Kong City Hall. Romer frequently collaborates with composers and multimedia artists, and has given world-premieres of many newly commissioned works. In addition to teaching positions and residencies, Romer serves the community in partnership with the Hong Kong Playground Association, regularly providing free educational workshops and concerts to children.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

How to find the Perfect Violin for your Child (so they will love practicing) 
Registration 3:45pm
Lecture 4:00pm 
Close 5:00pm 

Join representatives from J & A Beare, the world’s leading dealer of rare antique stringed instruments as they examine the process of choosing the perfect instrument. After all, a good instrument can make practicing much more enjoyable!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

A History of Violin Making 
Registration 4:45pm
Lecture 5:00pm
Close 6:00pm
Journey back through time to 17th century Europe with the experts from J & A Beare violin dealers. Learn about the process and evolution of violin making through the years, and learn what makes the Cremonese masters  including Stradivarius, Guarneri and Amati  the best of the best.





Event Details

Sun 13 Jan 2019
10:45 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty 

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Free admission; Online registration required
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