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Special notice

2020-05-15

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.
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Max Richter

Max Richter’s work embodies both the rigour of the Classical tradition and the experimentalism of contemporary electronica, and is unafraid of appealing directly to our emotions. Numerous Classical No.1 records and sell-out performances at the world’s premiere venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Philharmonie de Paris and Berlin’s Berghain are a testament to Richter’s wide appeal.

 

Richter’s name has recently entered public consciousness through his many collaborations with filmmakers including Golden Globe-winner Waltz with Bashir, HBO’s drama The Leftovers, Jessica Chastain’s Miss Sloane, Hostiles starring Christian Bale, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, and Tom Hardy’s Taboo, which gained Richter his first EMMY nomination. Numerous directors, including Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island) and, most recently, Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), have used Richter’s catalogue. Richter recently scored the Oscar-tipped White Boy Rick, Mary Queen of Scots as well as HBO’s My Brilliant Friend.

 

Richter’s 2012 Recomposed: The Four Seasons topped the classical charts in 22 countries, while its follow up, the eight-and-a-half-hour epic Sleep explored new ways for music and consciousness to interact. Richter moves successfully between solo works starting with his 2002 album Memoryhouse, described by the BBC as "a masterpiece in neoclassical composition", and collaborations with other artists. Richter’s work with musician and filmmaker Woodkid (The Golden Age) brought the duo a Grammy nomination, and the recent production of the Olivier award-winning Woolf Works, with long term collaborator Wayne McGregor at The Royal Ballet, resulted in the album Three Worlds, again topping classical charts worldwide.

 

 

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