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Special notice


The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director Jaap van Zweden, our Board of Governors as well as the administration put the health and well-being of our audiences, players and staff at the forefront of our priorities. Like most cultural organisations, we have made major adjustments to our regular activities in order to accommodate these exceptional circumstances. 

We continue to liaise closely with our performance partners and venues to ensure appropriate arrangements for the remainder of our 2019/20 season. Please visit our website and Facebook page for relevant announcements. 

We very much look forward to seeing you in our concert hall in the near future, sharing our exceptional music-making and the energy that you, our audience, brings to each performance. In the meantime, stay home and stay well.


Mr Y. S. Liu, MH

Mr Y. S. Liu, MH

Y. S. Liu studied violin under the tutelage of the renowned Prof. Arrigo Foa in Hong Kong. He was a frequent performer on radio and television both as soloist and member of the famed Foa Duo and String Quartet.


Liu was member of the former Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for a number of years during which he appeared on numerous occasions as soloist with the orchestra performing violin concerti ranging from Mozart to Wieniawski. One such noteworthy performance to Liu’s credit is his recording of the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto which he premièred in Hong Kong in 1969.


Liu was founder and concertmaster of British Columbia Sinfonietta in Vancouver in 1992. He is now Chairman and Concertmaster of SAR Philharmonic Orchestra in Hong Kong. In November 2008 he was elected Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society. In 2014, Liu completed his 6 year term and was elected Vice Chairman by the board. In 2015, he was again elected Chairman. Liu is also member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Youth Orchestra.

In 2013, Liu was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 2014, Liu was awarded Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong SAR Government. In 2016, Liu was appointed Advisory Board member of Bard College Conservatory of Music in New York. In 2018, Liu was elected Board Trustee of Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Liu is Chairman of Jenston Group of companies in Hong Kong/China and founder of Y. S. Liu Foundation.