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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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Wu Tong

He is a representative figure of Chinese crossover musician, skilled at creation, singing, and national music instrument performance. He was born in Beijing on Sep. 21, 1971. He graduated from Central Conservatory of Music. In 1992, he formed “Again Band”, the first college rock band in China. In August, 2010, his album “The sound from my heart” was released, in which the album enabled him to win the 2011 Taiwan Golden Melody Awards respectively for Best Lyricist and Best Arranger in the category of Traditional Arts and Music. In February 2010, “Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace” enabled him and Ma Yo-Yo et al. to win the 52nd Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover Album. He also won the 2011 Golden Horn Awards for the Most Internationally-influential Crossover Singer in China, and the 2012 China Institute’s Annual International Musician Award. In 2016, he published his new book: "Wu Tong’s views", and a double album, "Wu Tong’s views •Spirit" (A Singing Album), "Wu Tong’s views •Cloud" (A Pure Music Album).

 

He endeavored to seek the common development of the coexistence of Chinese traditional music and world music, always making continuous efforts in international collaboration in crossover music. For many years, he has devoted himself to stage performance, but he always keeps a low profile in his behavior and life.

 

 

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