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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.
Haeran Hong
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Korean soprano Haeran Hong was recently named the International Queen Elizabeth Grand Prize winner.  Her leading operatic roles have included Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Gilda in Rigoletto and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.
She initially joined the Metropolitan Opera, New York, as Crowned Child in Macbeth and returned in Robert Lepage’s production of Siegfried.  Other performances with the Met have included Parsifal, Dialogues des Carmelites and Un ballo in maschera.  With Juilliard Opera she has performed the title role of L’incoronazione di Poppea, Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante and both Susanna and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro.

Concert engagements have included Bach’s Wass Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan and Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes with the La Jolla Summer Fest, Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 with the Aspen Music Festival, a concert with the Vienna Strauss Festival Orchestra in Korea, plus Rutter’s Mass of the Children and excerpts from Messiah with MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall.  She recently made her début at the International Festival Echternach in Luxembourg where she performed with the Orchestre Phiharmonique du Luxembourg, and was invited to sing for Queen Paola Foundation’s Annual Christmas Concert in Belgium.  She also travelled to Brazil for a series of recitals in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Korean National University of Arts, as well as a Master of Music Degree and Artistic Diploma in Opera Studies from The Juilliard School.