23 July 2020

Postgraduate student WEI Cong (PhD, Composition) received Honorable Mention in iSING! 2020 Composition Competition. The iSING! International Young Artists Festival is a vocal festival with international repute which aims at training young singers from the West to sing in Chinese on both Chinese and Western operatic and concert stage.

This year, the iSing Music Festival organized its first composition competition and it commissioned young composers to set selected Chinese Tang poetry to music. This competition attracted more than 100 submissions from 18 countries around the world. A total of 16 award-winning works were chosen including 10 Grand Prize Winners and 6 Honorable Mention. WEIs work Farewell to Dong Da is written for soprano, tenor, and orchestra.

WEI is a first-year Ph.D student at Hong Kong Baptist University under the supervision of Professor Christopher J. Keyes. I have benefited greatly from the great teachers and peers, and I especially appreciate the advice my supervisor Prof. Christopher Keyes gave me. I am deeply humbled and cherish this award-winning experience., said WEI.

For details of the iSING! 2020 Composition Competition: https://www.isingfestival.org/copy-of-2020-ising-festival
For details of the iSING! International Young Artists Festival: https://www.isingfestival.org/