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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.
Joshua Bell

With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 albums garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards. As of 2011, Bell is the only person to hold the post of Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.


Fall 2018 performances include season-opening concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda and Cincinnati Symphony under Louis Langrée, as well as the Baltimore Symphony under Cristian Măcelaru, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and Stockholm Philharmonic. He also performs the 1998 Academy Award-winning film score of The Red Violin live with the New York Philharmonic. In 2018-19, Bell continues his tours with the Academy, recital tours with pianist Sam Haywood, and a first-ever trio tour with pianist Jeremy Denk and cellist Steven Isserlis to ten North American cities. In Spring 2019, Bell performs with the Czech Philharmonic under Christoph Eschenbach, Israel Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda, Camerata Salzburg under Andrew Manze, the Munich Philharmonic and Santa Cecilia Orchestra, among others.


Bell recently released his recording with the Academy of Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy and G minor Concerto, and engaged in two tech projects. A dedicated arts advocate, Bell is involved with “Education Through Music” and “Turnaround Arts”.