J & A Beare, London, has today announced a new long-term partnership with the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival.
Launched in 2009, and held annually each January, the Hong Kong festival has built an international reputation for showcasing world class musicians in the city's major concert halls and smaller boutique venues.
"We are very excited to be involved in this culturally sophisticated and dynamic project ..." J & A Beare Joint Managing Director Steven Smith has told The Violin Channel.
"The Festival enables us to connect talented artists with potential patrons and provide musicians with the finest stringed instruments ... this is a wonderful collaboration, further consolidating the work of the Beare’s International Violin Society - established in 2011," he has said.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be working with J & A Beare ... it is a great privilege to be partnering with such an esteemed institution ... " Festival founder Andrea D. Fessler has said.
"There is a great synergy between us and I look forward to developing our collaboration in Hong Kong and beyond into China," she has said.
Past performers of the Hong Kong International Chamber Festival have included the Emerson Quartet, Lynn Harrell, Ning Feng, Gary Hoffman, Wu Han, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich and the Jerusalem Quartet.
The new collaboration, effective from January 2019, will see the change of the festival's name to the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival.
Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin will continue in his role as festival Artistic Director - the position he's served since 2012.
Full program details of the 2019 series will be available in October this year.