24 October 2019 - 25 Tishri 5780 - כ"ה תשרי ה' אלפים תש"פ
Arts & Culture
Pianist Dorel Golan plays solo for Hong Kong audiences Print E-mail

Internationally acclaimed Israeli pianist, Dorel Golan, made a lasting impression on her audience at a piano recital at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The recital, held on 18 April, was presented by the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong and with the support of Hong Kong resident, Michel Jospe.

Golan selected a programme that fully demonstrated her range and talent. The programme included: Clementi - Sonata in F Sharp Minor, Rachmaninov - Moments Musicaux Op.16, No.1&2 and Bach/Busoni - Chorale Prelude in G minor.

Most notably, she was the winner of the prestigious Young Artists Competition (YAC) and the Best Recital Special Merit Prize Jerusalem 2006.

She is currently a graduate student of Prof. Arie Vardi at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music and has won several international prizes as well and has performed with orchestras around the world.

David D'Or performs at Singapore's Womad Festival E-mail

David D’or appeared in Singapore and participated in the “Womad Festival”, a three-day event showcasing a lineup of world famous artists spanning the globe. The festival was held on 24-26 August and is now in its tenth year.

The “Womad Festival” includes not only live performances but workshops and speaker events designed to allow the carefully selected artists to share their inspirations with audiences.

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Weinstein Co. ready to reel in Asia Print E-mail
Harvey Weinstein

The Weinstein Co. (TWC)’s chairmen, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, announced that they have launched a US$285 million fund to finance more than two-dozen Asian-themed films over the next six years.

They indicated that the films will mostly be shot in Asia and promote the region’s “unique culture and showcase the talents of leading Asian filmmakers.”

The venture will likely include a live-action version of “Mulan” and a remake of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s 1950’s epic “The Seven Samurai”, amongst the expected 21 titles for cinema release and another 10 for direct-to-video release.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein also co-founded Miramax Studios, where they released Asian foreign-language films in North America such as “Hero,” “Iron Monkey” and “Shall We Dance?”

TWC indicated that they recognise the significant emergence of Asia into the international film industry. They have hired Asian film executive David Lee to oversee the fund’s creative aspects.


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