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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.
Vivian Ip

A native from Hong Kong, Ip started with the piano at the age of six. Even one year earlier she started to sing in the Hong Kong Children’s Choir, where she stayed for twelve years, until she became one of the conductors of the choir and led overseas tour as an assistant conductor.

Ip has acquired her conducting experience since the age of 14. With an Associate Instructorship and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies, she received her Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at the Indiana University Bloomington, where she studied with William Gray, Carmen Téllez, John Poole, Robert Porco, Gary Wedow, and other guest conductors. She also studied voice with Alan Bennett. Ip received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (First Honour), where she studied piano with Raymond Young and voice with Chan Siu Kwan.

Since 2010 Ip has lived in Vienna and has received her Mag. Art. degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, under the supervision of Johannes Wildner and Uroš Lajovic. She also got the chance to work with Fabio Luisi, Simone Young and Bertrand de Billy. Moreover, she actively participated in masterclasses and has worked with professional groups such as the Berlin Radio Choir, DR Vokalensemblet, Kammerorchester Musica Vitae, and City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.

This March, Ip gave her debut with the Polish Baltic Philharmonic. Since three years she has been invited as a guest conductor of the Hong Kong Oratorio Society. She is currently the music director of Chorus Delicti Wien. She also appears as guest conductor in orchestral and choral projects in Austria and Slovenia.

Ip came to the 4th place in the 6th International Competition for Young Choral Conductors in 2011, and received the special prize “Most authentic performance of a Hungarian piece

As a member of Arnold Schönberg Chor and Wiener Singverein, Ip has worked with world-class conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti, Paavo Järvi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Zubin Mehta.