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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.
Yang Yan
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Apart from being head of the Department of Vocal Studies of the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, the renowned vocal pedagogue Yang Yan also serves as president of various professional organizations for singers in mainland China.

He is a prize-winner in numerous local and international competitions and performs extensively in mainland China, the US, Russia, Italy, Australia and Singapore, singing leading tenor roles in The Barber of Seville, Cavalleria Rusticana, La Traviata and the Putonghua opera Ming Feng, among others.

He has been teaching singing for 28 years, helping pupils to win prestigious awards in coveted local and international competitions, including the Operalia (Placido Domingo's International Voice Competition) in 2009 and other competitions in Spain, France and Italy.

Yang was the editor of several pedagogical song collections and headed a number of pedagogical research projects. Many of his academic essays appear in authoritative publications in mainland China.