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Special notice

2020-05-15

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19 and uncertainties in global business travels, along with discussions with our tour presenters, performing venues and related partners, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s (HK Phil) tour to Japan and Korea, originally have been rescheduled to a later time of the year, now has been cancelled.

The HK Phil, Music Director Jaap van Zweden, our Board of Governors as well as the administration put the health and well-being of our audience, players and staff at the forefront of our priorities. We sincerely hope that the orchestra’s home city, as well as other parts of the world, will recover soon and overcome the current challenging situation. The orchestra and its Music Director Jaap van Zweden look forward to performing for audiences in Japan and Korea in the near future.

The HK Phil would like to thank our tour presenters in Japan and Korea, our performing venue partners, as well as sponsors, for their support.
 
Ticket holders for the affected concerts, please visit websites of relevant performing venues for ticketing assistance.
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Chenchu Rong

Chenchu Rong
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Chenchu Rong, solo percussionist of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, is part of a new generation of dynamic young percussionists. She starting playing Western percussion at the age of 12, and later began simultaneously studying Chinese percussion, graduating in 2011 from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and was immediately offered a position at the Shanghai National Orchestra.

In 2012 she was awarded the National Ethnic Arts Festival's 'Best Actor' award as well as winning the prestigious title of Shanghai Grand Theater Arts Center's 'Best Employee'. She was also the 10th Hong Kong Synergy 24 Hour Drum Tournament Challenge's champion and was awarded the title of 'Outstanding Artist in Shanghai'. The following year she won Third Place in the International Professional Multi-Percussion Competition held in Athens, Greece, and in 2014 won the Gold medal in Singapore's first Chinese Percussion Ensemble contest.

In addition to performing traditional Chinese music and Western classical music, Chenchu Rong performs pop music. While utilizing her deep understanding of music, as well as her fresh insights and unique worldview, she is able to bring new ideas and concepts to her performances and break the traditional patterns of music to explore uncharted new musical territories.

 

 

 

 

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