The 37th Hong Kong Arts Festival Kick-off Press Conference Photos

October 16th, 2008

The 2009 Hong Kong Arts Festival Kick-off Press Conference was held on 15 October, announcing details on more than 150 performances and events which will be presented from 6 February through 8 March 2009. The press conference was attended by over 120 guests and members of the press.

The press conference was hosted by Mr Charles Lee, Chairman of Hong Kong Arts Festival Society; Ms Tisa Ho, Executive Director; and Ms Grace Lang, Programme Director. Attending the press conference were journalists from different media, guests from the arts community, supporting and sponsoring organisations and artists who are participating in the 2009 HKAF.


A group photo of guests and sponsors representative after the 37 HKAF kick-off press conference.


Mr Charles Lee, Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, gives a speech at the press conference.


Ms Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, introduces the 2009 HKAF.


Ms Grace Lang, Programme Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, introduces the upcoming programmes.




The press conference is attended by over 120 guests and members of the press.


The HKAF launches the Mentorship Scheme in the 2009 HKAF. The first mentor, Mr Frederic Mao and his mentee, scriptwriter Yat Yau, takes a photo with director Victor Pang and the production team. From left: Actress Ms Brenda Lam, Actor Mr Chan Kin-ho, Mr Louis Cheung, Mr Yat Yau, Mr Fredric Mao, Mr Victor Pang, Actor Mr Chan Cho-kin and Executive Producer Mr Alex Lam.


From left: HKAF Executive Director Ms Tisa Ho, Mr Louis Cheung, HKAF Chairman Mr Charles Lee, Mr Fredric Mao, Mr Chan Kin-ho, Mr Chan Cho-kin and HKAF Marketing Director Ms Katy Cheng.


HKAF Executive Director Ms Tisa Ho, harpist Ms Teresa Suen and composer Prof Chan Hing-yan.


HKAF Chairman Mr Charles Lee (left), HKAF Programme Manager Mr So Kwok-wan with the cast of Black Swan.



ExxonMobil Vision series artists, indie band Primary Shapes and harpist Teresa Suen take a picture with ExxonMobil representative Ms Josephine Cheng.


From left: HKAF Development Director Mr Antony Chan, Credit Suisse representative Mr Toni Krein and HKAF Chairman Mr Charles Lee.


HKAF Executive Director Ms Tisa Ho (first from right) welcomes the cast of Murder in San Jose Ms Alice Lau and Director of Black Swan Mr Victor Pang.


Ms Alice Lau (centre) with HKAF Chairman Mr Charles Lee and Executive Director Ms Tisa Ho.


Cast and production team of Murder in San Jose: (from left) Playwright Ms Chong Mui-ngam, Director Mr Lee Chun-chow, Ms Kearen Pang, Mr Desmond Tang and Ms Alice Lau.


Publisher of Muse Mr Frank Proctor, Ms Grace Wong and music critic Prof Lee Ou-fan.


Producer of The Book of Ghosts Mr Wong Yue-wai, Mr Luka Wong of Zuni Icosahedron and composer for Black Swan Mr Yu Yat-yiu.


Hong Kong Sinfonietta is the orchestra performing for the ballet Alice in Wonderland. Music Director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta Ms Yip Wing-sie meets HKAF Marketing Director Ms Katy Cheng.


Director of Black Swan Mr Victor Pang takes a picture with the lovely figurines of Alice in Wonderland.



HKAF Executive Director Ms Tisa Ho discusses with wwwins Consulting representative Mr Calvin Shueh about the 2009 programmes. HKAF Marketing Director Ms Katy Cheng, Assistant Marketing Manager Mr Dennis Wu (second from left) and the representatives of wwwins Consulting, who also builds the website, enjoys a preview of their product.


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