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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.

Erik Bosgraaf

Erik Bosgraaf

Erik Bosgraaf is generally considered to be one of the world's best recorder players. His repertoire extends from Vivaldi's Four Seasons to tomorrow's music. His recording of Jacob van Eyck's Der Fluyten Lust-hof sets a new standard and has led to his international breakthrough. Since then, he has recorded other bestsellers, mainly for Brilliant Classics. Around a hundred pieces have been composed for him, among which are twelve concertos. In 2011 Pierre Boulez, one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, gave him permission to adapt his clarinet composition Dialogue de l'ombre double for recorder. The world premiere of this new version took place in the sold-out main auditorium of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw; the CD was recorded in 2015.

As a soloist, Bosgraaf has worked with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden, the Residentie Orkest The Hague, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra. He has performed with leading jazz musicians, including saxophone player Yuri Honing and cellist Ernst Reijseger, and is also known for his recordings for film-makers Werner Herzog, Paul and Menno de Nooijer.

Bosgraaf teaches at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and is a visiting professor at the Cracow Music Academy. He has received the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award (2009), Nederlandse Muziekprijs (2011), ECHO Rising Star (2011/2012) and the Northern Dutch music prize Het Gouden Viooltje (2012).