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Special notice


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.
Emma Bell
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Emma Bell trained at the Royal Academy of Music, London and the National Opera Studio and currently studies with Joy Mammen. She was the winner of the 1998 Kathleen Ferrier Award and the following year was a BBC New Generation Artist.

Plans this season and beyond include Elisabeth Tannhäuser and Ellen Orford Peter Grimes for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Governess in Britten The Turn of the Screw with the Staatsoper Berlin; Eva Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and Kirill Petrenko and concerts including Ludmila in Dvorák Saint Ludmila with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder and Wagner Wesendonck Lieder with the Orchestra of Opera North and Aleksandar Markovic.

Other recent concerts include Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Antonio Pappano, Het Gelders Orkest and Antonello Manacorda and also with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Britten War Requiem with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Antonio Pappano and the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins; Strauss Vier letzte Lieder; Rossini Stabat Mater and Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, again with Antonio Pappano; Wagner Wesendonck Lieder with Lothar Koenig and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera; Britten Our Hunting Fathers with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder and Beethoven Symphony no. 9at the BBC Proms with Gianandrea Noseda and with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski in London and Paris. Recitals have included a Strauss programme with Emmanuel Ax at Wigmore Hall, London.