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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.

Jakob Koranyi

Jakob Koranyi

Swedish cellist Jakob Koranyi has toured Europe extensively performing in recital as well as a concerto soloist. A committed chamber musician, he has collaborated with several distinguished musicians and his exciting collaboration with The Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Centre will see his return for performances with some of the world’s leading chamber musicians, this season playing Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos.  Also well known for his interdisciplinary collaboration work, he has teamed up with dancer Heather Ware in creating the piece Bach - A Play in Motion, and has toured with the show Snow in June by choreographers Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana, which features cello music by Tan Dun.

Koranyi was a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organization in 11/12 and during that season was also awarded the Norwegian Soloist Prize. In 2009 he received the 2nd Grand Prix at the Rostropovich Competition in Paris. While still a student, he won first prizes in all national music competitions in Sweden, most notably the prestigious Soloist Prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Part of the award was the recording and release of his critically acclaimed recital CD “Jakob Koranyi, cello” featuring works by Britten, Ligeti and Brahms. On the strength of this recording Jakob was labelled “a force to be reckoned with” by The Strad Magazine.

Jakob Koranyi plays on a Giouanni Grancino built 1692 in Milan.