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CALL FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
Jockey Club Keys to Music Education Programme – Share the Stage with Maestro Lorin Maazel and Hong Kong Philharmonic

2013-07-05

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[5 July 2013, Hong Kong] Maestro Lorin Maazel, one of the greatest living conductors and the former Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, is renowned for his work in nurturing young musicians. Hong Kong Philharmonic (HK Phil) is proud to welcome this musical legend to their Jockey Club Keys to Music education project – Share the Stage with Lorin Maazel and the HK Phil

Maestro Maazel will guide and inspire young Hong Kong instrumentalists side by side with the HK Phil for one night only - on 28 October 2013 (Monday) on stage in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. He will be in conversation with Michael MacLeod, Chief Executive of the HK Phil, sharing his experiences and insights into music. This will be followed by a public working session with the side-by-side orchestra formed for this remarkable occasion.

HK Phil is now looking for young musicians who have a strong passion for performing with the orchestra to be a part of this unique occasion. Join in, or follow, the audition process online, as the winning players are selected, then attend the concert to hear what they achieve under the baton of Maestro Maazel.


Jockey Club Keys to Music Education Programme

Share the Stage with Lorin Maazel and the HK Phil – Public Working Session

I. Details
  Date: 28 October 2013 (Monday)
  Time: 7:30 pm
  Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
  Repertoire: WAGNER The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Overture

II. Requirements
  Orchestral Instrumentalist
  ABRSM (or equivalent) Grade 7 or above
  Maximum Age 25 (Full-Time Hong Kong Students)
  Passionate to be a musician

III. Application Procedure
  Choose ONE instrument
  Download the audition excerpts (www.hkphil.org/sharethestage/auditionexcerpts)
  Flute Oboe Clarinet Bassoon
  Horn Trumpet Trombone Tuba
  Percussion Harp Violin Viola
  Cello Double Bass        
  Record the audition performance
  Upload the audition video to a YouTube account
  Complete an online application form (www.hkphil.org/sharethestage/application) and submit the YouTube link together with the online application form (Each applicant can supply one YouTube link only)


Application Deadline: 19 July 2013

Successful applicants will be informed by the end of July 2013

For enquiries, please call 2312 6103 or visit the project website www.hkphil.org/sharethestage/info


About Jockey Club Keys to Music Education Programme

With funding support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the “Jockey Club Keys to Music Education Programme” promotes orchestral music and invest in Hong Kong’s musical future through purpose-designed schools concerts, ensemble visits, instrumental masterclasses and teachers’ seminars.

 

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Maestro Lorin Maazel (credit: Chris Lee) Hong Kong Philharmonic (credit: Keith Hiro)  

 


HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC
Music Director: Jaap van Zweden

As the city’s largest and busiest musical organisation, the Hong Kong Philharmonic is a vital part of Hong Kong’s cultural life. In 2013/14 the HK Phil will celebrate its 40th professional season, but its roots stretch back well over a century. The HK Phil has now evolved into an orchestral powerhouse of the region, and an acclaimed cultural centrepiece of Asia’s World City.

The HK Phil is founded on the belief that a great city deserves a great orchestra. Annually it presents over 150 concerts for 200,000 music lovers. Featuring an enviable roster of international and local artists, with many concerts presented free, among them the annual Swire Symphony Under The Stars. Through its acclaimed education programme, over 40,000 young people learned about orchestral music last year.

The HK Phil’s members come from every corner of the globe, joining its strong core of Hong Kong musicians. In September 2012, Jaap van Zweden became the orchestra’s Music Director. Future years will see an ambitious series of new projects, with major international tours, renewed local partnerships, and large-scale concert events. The HK Phil has recently commenced a multi-CD recording project for Naxos, featuring works by Chinese composers.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
SWIRE is the Principal Patron of the Hong Kong Philharmonic
The Hong Kong Philharmonic is a Venue Partner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

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