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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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Melvyn Tan

Born in Singapore in 1956, Melvyn Tan lives in London, his home since he arrived at an early age to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal College of Music.

Tan has built a formidable international reputation as a versatile keyboard player. He travelled to the origins of his instrument to rediscover it, and in doing so he earned worldwide acclaim as a leading exponent of the fortepiano and the broader ‘early music movement’. His collaboration with Sir Roger Norrington produced a number of landmark recordings and performances, including the Beethoven and Mozart piano concertos for EMI, and a European tour with the London Classical Players on Beethoven’s very own 1817 ‘Broadwood’ piano.

Today, Melvyn Tan performs on both the fortepiano and modern piano. Passionate about the French repertoire and an expert in the Classical and pre-Romantic periods, he has won critical acclaim for his complete cycles of the Beethoven concertos and sonatas, Mozart sonatas, Debussy préludes and Chopin préludes. A well-travelled musician, his visits have frequently brought him to world class venues including London’s Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall, New York’s Lincoln Centre, Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and festivals such as Salzburg, Edinburgh and Spitalfields.

Chamber music and Lieder, from Haydn to Messiaen, hold an important place in Tan’s repertoire. Some of his current partners include cellists Guy Johnston, pianist Ronald Brautigam and Steven Isserlis (with whom he has recorded the complete Mendelssohn works for cello).

Melvyn Tan was welcomed back in his home country in January 2011. The result was a sold out audience at the Esplanade Hall. He now looks forward to returning regularly for further performances as well as sharing his experience with the younger generations of Singaporean artists.

 

 

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