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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.
Philip Chu

Born in Hong Kong, Philip Chu completed a Master’s degree in conducting at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, under the tutelage of Imre Pallo. He has worked with ensembles such as The Metropolitan Opera, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, HK Phil, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Macau Symphony Orchestra, Cantillation, Pinchgut Opera, Sydney Philharmonic Choirs amongst others. As a chorus master, he has prepared choirs for conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Jaap van Zweden, Charles Dutoit, Gianluigi Gelmetti amongst others. He is currently Chorus Master for Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus.

Apart from classical recordings for ABC Classics, Philip is also very active in recording music for video games and anime. Recent recordings have included Echoes of War with Eminence Symphony Orchestra in association with Blizzards Entertainment for international release, soundtracks of Final Fantasy Type-0, Diablo III, Soulcalibar IV & V, and the Japanese anime Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi.