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CONCERT RECOMMENDATIONS

HK Phil x Anthony Lun
The Man Behind the Piano Concert

25 & 26 JAN 2019
Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

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Lea Salonga: The Voice of Broadway

8 & 9 Feb 2019
Fri & Sat 8pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

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HK Phil x Anthony Lun
The Man Behind the Piano Concert (Valentine’s Day Special)

9 FEB 2019
Sat 8pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

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Lea Salonga: The Voice of Broadway for Filipino Community

10 FEB 2019
Sun 3pm & 4:45pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

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A Musical Encounter with the HK Phil – Fundraising Concert 2019

30 MAR 2019
Sat 3pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

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Gerard Salonga


Gerard Salonga is the Music Director of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra in Manila, and for two seasons served as Assistant Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Since January of 2019 he has begun his term as Resident Conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO). In 2016 he was named one of the assistant conductors of the HK Phil selected by the Music Director Jaap van Zweden. He has worked closely with maestros such as van Zweden, Yu Long, Jun Märkl, Zhang Guoyong, Hans Graf, John Wilson and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

He has conducted the HK Phil, Philippine Philharmonic, Shanghai Opera House Orchestra and Chorus, Evergreen Symphony, Bangkok Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Orchestra Victoria and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. His orchestral arrangements have been performed by HK Phil, Sydney Symphony, RTE Concert Orchestra, New York Pops, Winnipeg Symphony and the Cincinnati Pops. He has collaborated as arranger or conductor with artists like Lea Salonga, Wang Leehom, Wu Tong, Cecile Licad, Michael Ball, Il Divo, Blake, Shen Yang, Danielle de Niese, TaikOz, Ksenija Sidorova and The Beach Boys.

The 2018/19 season includes debuts with the Singapore Symphony and Kunming Ni-Er Symphony in China, and he will be again conducting the HK Phil, Sydney Symphony, and in his new role will conduct several concerts of the MPO, as well as MPYO. Later in 2019 he will collaborate with pianist Cecile Licad and the South Denmark Philharmonic on a new recording of the works of George Gershwin to be released on the Danacord label.

In 2012 Gerard was honoured as one of The Outstanding Young Men, the Philippines’ highest civilian award to achievers under the age of 40. That year, he was named Music Director of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, a professional orchestra in Manila maintained by leading Philippine broadcast company ABS-CBN.
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