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The Hong Kong New Music Ensemble is announcing a call for scores for solo instruments and chamber works, with the aim to connect with composers of the younger generation. The submitted works will be performed by the Ensemble's current intern musicians and core musician line-up. An equal number of solo works and chamber works will be selected, and the compositions will be recorded and showcased through the HKNME's digital platforms throughout the 2020-21 season. Selected composers will work with HKNME musicians in a workshop setting (virtually or in person, if based in Hong Kong), and will receive a copy of the audio recording of their work.

Age Limit

Composers of any nationality aged 37 or under (as of 31 October 2020) are invited to submit works.



Solo works should be written for one solo instrument from the following list:

  • Clarinet (Bb, A, Bass)

  • Trumpet (Bb, C, Eb, piccolo, baroque trumpet)

  • Piano

  • Viola

These works will be performed by musicians supported by the Artistic Internship Scheme (supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council): 

  • Linus Fung (clarinet)

  • Shelley Ng (piano)

  • Edwin Wong (trumpet)

  • Rebecca Tang (viola)

Smaller chamber works (up to 4 players) may be submitted for consideration, however the works must involve at least one of the HKNME's intern musicians (above), and be composed for any combination of up to 4 players from the following instrumentation:

  • Flute (C, alto, piccolo)

  • Clarinet (Bb, A, Bass)

  • Trumpet (Bb, C, Eb, piccolo, baroque trumpet)

  • Bassoon

  • Piano

  • Violin

  • Viola (1 or 2 players)



Submitted works should not exceed the duration of 5 minutes.


Further Details

Works may have been performed before. Submitted scores do not need to be anonymous.


Along with the submitted score please include:

  • portrait / photo

  • biography

  • C.V.

  • list of works


The materials will only be used as a reference by the CFS 2020 artistic panel.


Please send materials to

Application deadline is 31 October 2020 (23:59 HK Time).


Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME) is Asia’s premiere new music ensemble. Hailed by the CNN as “one of Hong Kong’s most progressive groups of musicians”, HKNME was founded by violist William Lane in 2008; renowned for its exciting performances, the HKNME’s productions extend beyond the stage to educational outreach events, interdisciplinary collaborations and research projects with a global network of artist associates; the ensemble has also taken centre stage in numerous prominent showcases, including CYCLE Music & Arts Festival (IS), ECHOFLUXX Festival of New Media, Art & Music (CZ), New Vision Arts Festival (HK), Shanghai New Music Week (CN), and Tongyeong International Music Festival (KR).

* The Artistic Internship Scheme is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council

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