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Walter Koditek's "HK Modern Architecture", Ting Yin Yung@HKU & in the studio: guitarist Adrian Walte


Walter Koditek's "HK Modern Architecture", Ting Yin Yung@HKU & in the studio: guitarist Adrian Walte

Like many European countries, Germany can boast a wide array of architectural styles, from the Romanesque to the Gothic and on to the Baroque, the Bauhaus, and the Modernist. Its buildings range from traditional timbered houses, to chalets, castles, and historic rural homes. This is the architectural heritage that inspired author and photographer Walter Koditek, who is now based in Hong Kong.

To commemorate the 120th anniversary of the birth of master, Ting Yin Yung, the University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong is featuring a retrospective exhibition of his work. Ting, gaining much inspiration from Western styles of art, brought together the techniques and characteristics of Western and Chinese painting. On show till the 26th February, “Enduring Strength and Passion: The Chinese and Western Art of Ting Yin Yung” showcases his straightforward and approachable style.

A music educator for more than three decades, Adrian Walter is also a renowned classical guitarist. He took up a position as the director of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2012, with the declared aim of positioning the academy as a “top-tier institution in the region.” Walter is also an authority on the repertoire and performance practice of the early nineteenth century guitar. In 2020, he retired from the academy, but he’s in back to Hong Kong this week for a concert of Mexican music with the Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra.

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