If we keep our eyes and ears open and our minds alert, day-to-day we will be having a whole lot more fun. Dimitri de Perrot is a Swiss artist, musician, and theatre director. His primary interest lies in sound art, and his work often draws from his experience working with stage actors. His two sound-based installations, MYOUSIC and UNLESS, will open up new perspectives for the audience, allowing them to view the world in bold, new light. Dimitri has received the grant from The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia to produce and premiere UNLESS in China.
Location: Hysan Place and Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Every summer, hundreds of thousands of bookworms flock to the annual Hong Kong Book Fair. Established in 1990, the fair has become a major event that involves book sales and exhibitions, events to promote reading, and cultural exchanges.
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
With the support from Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Swiss Arts Council, our Consulate is joining hands with other countries at Make Music Hong Kong! from 23 to 24 June 2018 at Tai Kwun (Former Central Police Station). Claude Diallo, Swiss jazz pianist will be sharing his passion on music with you. More details will be coming soon. Please follow our Facebook for more details.
Location: Various locations in Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
With the support from Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Swiss Arts Council, an in-situ outreach programme of three days designed by Sonic Amass, first takes the shape of a workshop and develops into a laboratory for sound improvisation during the following days. A team of sound artists and participants will record and collect various objects to be manipulated and transformed into a sound piece and installation in Chai Wan, an area known for its semi-industrial as well as residential character between sea and mountains. A sound metaphor for the plural identities of the daily life in the surroundings of WING—a patchwork of sounds, beings, thoughts and words will be created.
Location: Wing Platform, Unit 2102, Chai Wan Industrial City Phase 2, 70 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Geneva Camerata (GECA) will be presenting an uncustomary program compiled by their young and talented music director David Greilsammer, with winner of both the Sibelius and Tchaikovsky Competitions, Viktoria Mullova, a highly regarded violinist of exceptional versatility and musical integrity. The audience will hear her virtuosic technique as well as matchless interpretative subtlety on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. This will surely be one of the most exciting concerts of the year, with more originality brought by Jonathan Keren’s composition based on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and his orchestral arrangement of Debussy’s Fireworks.
Location: HKU Grand Hall, LG. 45, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Center, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
The 8 best startups from Hong Kong will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Hong Kong 2018. The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and get a free trip to both the Seedstars Asia Regional Summit and the Seedstars Global Summit that include our tried and tested bootcamp and investor forum, and the opportunity to win up to USD 1 million in equity investments. In addition to seeing the top startups pitch, you can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for over $1mn in investment.
Location: SME Center, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Sino-Swiss relations have seen a period of intense interaction and continuous strengthening, even as the world at large grapples with a volatile, increasingly complex and challenging environment. Highlighting current trends across a wide range of areas and sharing what he believes could translate into potential for the Chinese economy, Switzerland’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Dr. Jean-Jacques de Dardel, will provide a comprehensive overview of the state of affairs in China and in the Sino-Swiss bilateral space.
Location: The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong
Since 2011, thousands of migrants fleeing wars are trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe. While governments are criminalizing migratory fluxes more and more, some women and men are getting organized. Some are chartering boats to save the shipwrecked, while others are hosting them on land or filing criminal complaints against States for having failed to provide assistance to people in danger.
Location: Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, 14/F, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Swiss conductor Patrick Furrer is coming back to Hong Kong again in April, doing a concert together with the Academy Symphony Orchestra of Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. This time, they are playing Mahler: Symphony no. 9.
Location: Academy Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
JOURNEYS are six Swiss professional musicians who have delighted a wide range ofconcert and radio audiences with their funky Smooth-Jazz-Fusion compositions across Europe and North America for more than 15 years. JOURNEYS, consisting of six Swiss professional musicians, Angelo Signore (piano/keyboards), Willy Kotoun (percussion), Robert Mark (drums/percussion), Luciano Maranta (e-bass), Ueli Gasser (guitars) and Philippe Mall (sax).
Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, one of the foremost singers of her generation, will be touring Hong Kong in the company of the Basal-based La Cetra Baroque Orchestra with the programme Con che soavi accenti under the direction of Andrea Marcon, a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical periods.
Location: Concert Hall, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Central District, Hong Kong
Future of Money Series
swissnex China launches the second edition of the "Future of Money" series in China.
The disruptive force of new algorithms and big data seems to reach the financial world. What does this
imply for the traditional banking system? What are the scientific underpinnings of the innovations of
FinTech”? How is crowd and data intelligence going to change the relationship between financial
institutions and customer? Are traditional portfolio management, decision making, and risk taking
replaced by artificial intelligence?
These and many other key questions about the future of this innovation will be the focus of a panel
discussion of both Swiss and Chinese academics and opinion leaders.
Location: UBS Digital Hub, 20/F, 1 Peking Road, TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong
"Exuberance," a special exhibit of the recent works of David Stein, known to many in Hong Kong and abroad as David Preisig, the name he took as a hotelier. His paintings are like him - layered, complicated and passionate. He hopes that his work will make people smile, reflect and find something joyous. This will be his fourth solo exhibition in Hong Kong.
Location: Level 9, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
With their unique instrumental lineup and timbre, which often feature a percussive piano against a melodic percussion, the Makrokosmos quartet has collaborated with contemporary composers such as Heinz Holliger, Brian Ferneyhough, and Stefano Gervasoni, whilst inspiring more new commissions for the setting. Under Hathut Records, the quartet has also produced some phenomenal interpretations of works by Nik Bärtsch, Ivan Fedele, Guillermo Gregorio and Stefan Wirth.
Location: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong