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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.

Gareth Brynmor John

Gareth Brynmor John

Winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, baritone Gareth Brynmor John studied at Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music where he won the Patrons’ Award, and the National Opera Studio where he was supported by the Royal Opera House. 


Roles have includes Sharpless for Bury Court Opera and at the Anghiari Festival and Edoardo in Donizetti’s Siege of Calais for English Touring Opera for whom he has also understudied Marcello. He made his debut with Welsh National Opera singing Schaunard (La Bohème) in Spring 2017 and recently returned to sing Masetto / Don Giovanni whilst covering the title role.   Recent and future engagements include covering and singing the roles of Eugene Onegin and Andrei / War and Peace for, Papageno / Die Zauberflöte, Robert / Les Vepres Siciliennes all for Welsh National Opera, Servilio / Lucio Papirio Dittatore at the Buxton Festival,  Donner / Das Rheingold for Grimeborn Opera and  Purcell The Indian Queen with Opéra de Lille under Emmanuelle Haïm.  Concert performances include Elijah at Birmingham Town Hall; Carmina Burana with the Bach Choir at the Royal Festival Hall, and at the Barbican; Handel’s Messiah and Faure’s Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall,  Dream of Gerontius with the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus,  Brahms Requiem with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Stanford Missa via Victrix with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and The Kingdom with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.


Gareth is part of the Songsmiths, and sings in the London English Song Festival. He has given recitals at St John’s Smith Square, Wigmore Hall, Barber Institute, King’s Place, King’s Lynn Festival, North Norfolk Music Festival, Ludlow Festival of Song, Haddo Festival, Wallace Collection, Bath International Festival, Buxton Festival and Leeds Lieder.