“Connecting Our Voices” – symposium and performance at the PGVIM, Bangkok, Sept 2016

At the symposium on music and socio-cultural development of the ASEAN, held by PGVIM, Bangkok, Dr. Kimho Ip is invited to the performance on 7th Sept that engage the exploration of music as a universal language. The evening juxtapose a variety of musical traditions, establishing musical dialogues between, for example, the hammered strings of the Thai Kim ( dulcimer), the Chinese Yang ch’in and the plucked strings of the harpsichord. Dr. Ip is involved in the discussion panel about the future development of the highly acclaimed project, the C-Asean Ensemble.


要欣賞歐洲 20世紀的音樂, 就不能忽視同時期社會、藝術及文化思潮對音樂創作的影響。




日期: 2016年8月12, 19, 26日及9月2日(逢星期五)
時間: 晚上8時至9時15分
地點: TGN啟迪空間: 九龍尖沙咀1-3號麼地道德拓大廈4樓
學費: $700 共4講

Beyond Hearing: Beethoven and “Feel the Music” Project

Dr. Ip will give another pre-concert talk for Cultural Presentations Section, LCSD, Hong Kong.

The concert will feature Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Beethoven Journey led by the pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.

Kimho and his duo with Filip gave a lecture/ performance at the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibition with the theme of Expedition Silk Road, has transported numerous treasures from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

On the theme of the exchange of music and cultures along the ancient Silk Road, as well as its implication in the modern context, the duo played music from XinJiang, Mongolia, ancient tunes from China, as well as a rendition of a piece by Monteverdi, reflecting the link of the Silk Road with Venice.




Dr. Kimho Ip gives talk on the concert of Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

Pre-Concert Talk by our creative director, Kimho Ip.

Presented by LCSD

Verdi & Wagner Year

Concert by Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra


Topic: Wagner’s Programme Music and Brahms’ Absolute Music

Date: 24 Oct 2013 (Thurs) 6:45om

Venue: Level 4 Foyer, Auditoria Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Conducted in Cantonese


Dr. Ip gave talk about Skymap and Rainbow at the Rotary Club, Kowloon, 21 March 2013

In the talk entitled “Music Learning and Cultural Travelling”, a summer tour combining music learning, performing and cultural travelling has been introduced by our creative director Dr. Kimho Ip, who recently brings this programme from Europe to Hong Kong. The summer tour in 2013 has the theme, International Beethoven Summer Tour. It features five 7-day tours in July and August, with the opportunity to travel to Amsterdam, Bonn and Berlin, to receive musical training and masterclasses with music tutors from dutch and german music schools, as well as the chance to perform at the chamber music hall of the Beethoven House in Bonn, where the great composer was born. Dr. Ip presented the company’s past activities in the UK and Germany. More than 30 schools in Scotland have joined the inter-cultural music programme led by Dr. Ip during the past 5 years.


The significance of combining music learning with travelling is explained during the talk, with the emphasis on the motivation of creative thinking, the exchange among cultures and performance as a task for sharing and learning. Skymap and Rainbow’s ideas of participatory activities during the music-making process is a legacy of Professor Nigel Osborne from the University of Edinburgh, with whom Dr. Ip has worked together since 2004. He advocates the healing power of music, the function of learning music to restore wholeness and a sense of direction, as well as the sense of belonging to the community.

More talks will be given by Dr. Ip to Rotary Clubs Wanchai and Hong Kong in April and May.