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Music From The Heart

Date and Time
2/4/2022 (Sat) 8:00 pm
HKCO Recital Hall
Ticket Fee
$250 (Ticket will be available on 2/2/2022)
Chew Hee Chiat
Submission deadline:17/2/2022(Thur)
Our “Music from the Heart” series is entering its 23rd year. Over the decades, it has been a platform for more than 40 composers to showcase their talent. More than 100 compositions have been premiered by the professional virtuosi of the HKCO, a proud achievement that won its accolade as a milestone for the development of original music in Hong Kong. In the coming season, we will continue to inject innovative concepts and vitality into Chinese music by calling for new compositions, presenting them in concerts, and open discussions.
'Music from the Heart' Invitation for Original Compositions

Music compositions form the cornerstone of music history, and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra has been playing an active role in its making since 1999 through Music from the Heart, an open platform that invites original works from talented composers, followed by performance and discussions. Many talents have been discovered and they have been active on the music scene and garnered international awards since.To continuewith the momentum, and to enhance sharing and exchange among composers within the region, the invitation exercise has been already extended to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area* since 2019. Entries that have not been previously published will be given priority evaluation.

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Requirements: Ensemble music
The submitted work should be for Chinese ensemble of not more than 38 pieces, and the duration should be within 10 minutes.
(For the tonal range of instruments for the Chinese orchestra, please click here to visit)

Submission deadline:
All submissions should be sent by mail to reach the office of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra not later than 17 Feb 2022 (by postmark date). Please mark on the envelope ‘Music from the Heart – Invitation for Original Compositions’. Each submission should include one full score, the Application Form duly filled in, the composer’s resume, brief introduction of the entry, a DEMO of the entry work, and a digital score stored in ‘Finale’(or ‘Sibelius’) and PDF formats.

Selected works will be performed by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in the Music from the Heart concert held on 2 Apr 2022. A nominal royalty fee of HK$5, 000 will be paid for the work selected and performed, and the composer of the said work may continue to be commissioned for arranging or writing new works by the Orchestra in the future.

How to apply:
The Application Form can be downloaded here.

Other terms and conditions:
The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the details of the competition. For updated information, please visit the website of the Orchestra or make enquiries on (+852) 3185 1649.

* This open invitation is for holders of a valid Hong Kong Identity Card and for residents and employees in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area only. Please submit documents of proof together with the Application Form when applying.