The Hong Kong International Music Academy (HKIMA) was established in 2017 as a professional music education frontier designed to nurture this city's youngest and finest musical talents.
About The Academy
The Hong Kong Festival Orchestra and Voices (HKFO) is one of the largest and leading orchestras and choir festivals in Hong Kong. Founded in 2009, the HKFO has created countless world-class productions over the years, including collaborations with celebrated artists such as Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell and composer Eric Whitacre, pianist Yundi Li, as well as popular singer George Lam and comedian Jim Chim, amongst many others. The HKFO receives a worldwide following with over 1.3 million views on social media. Its past presentations are featured across Europe and the United States in documentaries produced by the Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Second German Television), and are also exhibited at the heart of the Philharmonie de Paris.
In 2016, the creators of HKFO founded the Hong Kong International Music Academy (HKIMA, former HKFO School of Music) as a professional music education frontier to nurture the city’s youngest and finest. Helmed by Hong Kong’s top music pedagogues including Martin Choy, Tsai Loo, Hui Ling, and Julie Kuok, the HKIMA is one of the finest performance outlets in Hong Kong with courses designed to unleash every child’s performance potential, including regular performance opportunities, ensemble “learn-among-your-peers” training, as well as the chance to participate in musical exchanges and competitions both locally and overseas.
The HKIMA stresses on learning and playing among the stars. The 2017 calendar marked a stellar masterclass series beginning with a choral masterclass with two-time Grammy-winning ensemble The King’s Singers, a cello masterclass with renowned Hong Kong cellist Trey Lee, and concluding with the enviable share-the-stage experience with Jan Söderblom, Concertmaster of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
The HKIMA, with its over 5,000 sq ft of campus space, boasts its ownership of some of the finest musical facilities in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Festival Hall, a 1,600 sq ft acoustic concert hall, is one of the largest recording studios in Hong Kong. As a premier performance education facility, students enrolled in the HKIMA will have the enviable opportunity to perform regularly at Hong Kong's finest music facilities. Today, with some of Hong Kong’s top talents and best facilities at hand, the HKIMA emerges as a music conglomerate consisting of Hong Kong’s largest youth music festival, a professional music education establishment, and a full-fledged multi-media production facility.
The HKIMA provides professional and quality music education for students from kindergarten, primary, secondary, to international schools. The Academy also provides a wide range of instrumental training with one-on-one and small group lessons. Our students excel in all levels of instrumental examinations and competitions.