Past Events in 2011
Photo Exhibition in Macau - UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The German Consulate General takes part in a photo exhibition of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the European Union, presented to the public from 26 November 2011 until 29 January 2012 in Macau. Admisson is free.
The Consulates General of the European Union Member States in Hong Kong and Macau have decided to share the riches of thier cultural heritage with the Hong Kong and Macau public. As a result of their joint efforts and collaboration with the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau S.A.R. Government and the Office of the European Union to Hong Hong and Macao, the exhibition titled "European Splendour" has been organized at Mount Fortress Corridor, Macau.
The following German UNESCO World Heritage Sites are presented in the photo exhibition:
- Pilgrimage Church of Wies
- Cologne Cathedral
- Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
The “Musikverein Stammheim” visited Hong Kong from 25th November to 4th December, 2011 on the occasion of Germany’s participation as the partner country in the “Business of Design Week 2011” (BoDW). The 32 musicians from Calw-Stammheim performed on 2nd December, 2011 among others in front of hundreds of invited Hong Kong and international guests in the “Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre”, which was within the accompanying programme of the official Gala Dinner of BoDW. The Black Forest traditional band, formed in 1877, received various awards and already visited overseas many times. They enchanted the Hong Kong audience in several other performances with traditional brass music, with modern works of jazz and pop repertoire as well as with evergreens. These concert performances were supported by the Federal Foreign Office. Besides the German Consulate General in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Berlin also took part in the preparation of the concert tour. The concerts were given among others at the Christmas Bazaar of the German Swiss International School as well as in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Kowloon with the support of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. A reception in the German Consul General’s residence rounded off the musicians’ stay in Hong Kong.
Consul General in the audience
Musikverein Stammheim with Consul General Mr. Lauk (left)
Performance in Yuen Long Plaza
Musikverein Stammheim at Victoria Harbour
On 12th November, 2011, the first inter-university “German Speech Competition” took place at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Twelve students from four universities (Hong Kong Baptist University, City University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong) contended against each other in a competition each with an eight-minute presentation in German language on the topic “What is Hong Kong for me”.
The competition was jointly organised by the German Consulate General in Hong Kong, Goethe-Institut Hongkong and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures of HKU.
German Deputy Consul General Mr. Schkade
Winner of the competition
Residence concert with artist Sophie-Mayuko Vetter
On 3rd November, 2011 the concert pianist Sophie-Mayuko Vetter gave a piano recital at the residence of the German Consul General in Hong Kong. The internationally recognized artist who resides in Germany gave her first solo concert at the age of 7. Her first performance in Hong Kong took place in 2009.
The guests of the residence concert could experience a high class performance with pieces by Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Ruzicka, Scriabin and Bach-Busoni. Following the concert there was opportunity to meet and greet the artist.
The picture shows pianist Sophie-Mayuko Vetter and Consul General Werner Hans Lauk.
Information about Germany at The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
In October 2011 the exchange students Belinda Esterhammer, Moritz Jacoby and Moritz Kraemer (FLTR) supported the "2011 Study Abroad Fair" at HKU. The German, Austrian and Swiss booth provided information about scholarship opportunities, language requirements and learning opportunities as well as general information about culture, food, and business. The participation was supported by the German Consulate General and the DAAD-Information-Centre in Hong Kong.