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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.

Esther Pierweijer

Esther Pierweijer
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Dutch mezzosoprano Esther Pierweijer graduated with distinction from the Conservatory of Music in Enschede, Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Cologne (Germany) with a bachelor and masters degree. She won prizes during several contests, including a first prize at Stichting Jong Muziektalent Nederland, Euregio Vocalisten Concours and a second prize at the competition For Modern Music in Weimar, Germany. She sang in several operas and worked with directors like Jaap van Zweden, Kenneth Montgomery, Alexander Vakoulsky and Nicolai Alexeev. She regularly performs as a soloist in concerts, oratorios and chamber music with renowned Dutch orchestras.


She also performed Canto General, by the late Dutch composer Peter Schat, together with the famous Dutch violinist Janine Jansen. In 2011 the Dutch Wagner Association rewarded her with the Wagner Stipendium which made her a special guest at the Bayreuthfestival in Germany. From thereon she performed the works of Wagner, Mahler en Strauss (a.o.) throughout the Netherlands with pianist Abigail Richards.


Esther is deeply honored to perform at the Hong Kong Cultural Center Concert hall with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.