Wu Na (2007 Fellow)
Photo: Hong Yin Pok

ACC HK Artistic Advisory Committee

Our Artistic Advisory Committee is comprised of leading international arts professionals who share with us a commitment towards international cultural exchange and advocacy for education and excellence in the arts.

Chen Kaige
Film director Chen Kaige of Farewell My Concubine fame was awarded an ACC fellowship in 1986 to make his first trip to the United States to attend the screening of his celebrated debut work Yellow Earth and to conduct research as a visiting scholar at New York University. In 1994, Mr. Chen was featured as guest of honor at the 15th anniversary celebration of the ACC in Hong Kong.

Howard Gardner
Dr. Howard Gardner is Hobbs Professor of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a world-renowned authority on intelligence, creativity and human potential. First presented in 1983, Dr. Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences has made a profound impact upon the understanding of intelligence and approaches in education worldwide. In 2002, Dr. Gardner shared his expertise in Hong Kong on a lecture tour presented by ACC.

Photo: Jerry Bauer

Midori is a legendary violinist who first captured international attention at the age of 11 when she performed her concert debut with the New York Philharmonic. She has since established a stellar career, performing with the world’s most celebrated orchestras and musicians. As a passionate believer in the life-changing power of music, Midori has founded the organizations Midori & Friends, Partners in Performance, Orchestra Residencies Program and Music Sharing which has reached underserved youths across the United States and Japan.

Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders



Lin Cho-Liang
Lin Cho-Liang is one of the world’s most sought-after violinists who has actively enriched the cross-cultural and cross-discipline dialogue in music. His relationship with ACC stretches back to 1988 when he performed as guest of honor for ACC’s ‘Onstage with Lin Cho-Liang’ fundraising gala. Noted for his dedication to chamber music, he has served as Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest since 2001 and most recently in 2011 he was named Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Chamber Music Festival.

Photo: J. Henry Fair

Wang Jian
Wang Jian was propelled into the international spotlight at the age of ten when his talent as a cellist was displayed in the documentary film From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. Now one of the world’s leading cellists, Mr. Wang has bridged East and West as a cultural ambassador through his introduction of Western music to China and China to the Western world. In 1991, Mr. Wang supported the ACC fundraising gala event by performing as guest of honor in ‘On Stage with Wang Jian’.

Judith Jamison
Judith Jamison is Artistic Director of the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater which has come to be known as a ‘cultural ambassador to the world’ for the United States. She is an authority on modern dance and, through her innovative projects and curriculum, has been a significant advocate for education in the arts. As partners sharing the ideals of cultural exchange and education, the ACC has awarded grants to Asian dancers for world-class training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.