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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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Wang Zhijong

Wang Zhijong

Wang Zhijong made her solo debut at the age of 14 with the Orchestre National de Lille under Sir Yehudi Menuhin. Since then she has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Orchestre National de Radio France, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Konzerthausorcheser Berlin and Warsaw Philharmonic.

 

Wang Zhijong won First Prize at the 1998 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and, in the same year, became the youngest-ever First-Prize winner in the China National Violin Competition. She has also received prizes from the Sibelius Violin Competition, Lipizer Violin Competition and Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2006 the China edition of Gramophone magazine featured her in a full-page report, and musical critics acclaimed her as “a rare new star in Asia”. Her recent CD release includes Sibelius and Stravinsky violin concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Thomas Sanderling.

 

Wang has studied at Shanghai Conservatory of Music with the renowned Chinese violinist Professor Lina Yu. She later studied with Kolja Blacher at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, where she also worked as Professor Blacher’s assistant. She is currently Associate Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She plays a Stradivari 1716 kindly loaned by China Foundation.

 

 

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