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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.

Yao, Zhang *

Yao, Zhang *

“Every move is synonymous with the word elegance, a joy to watch and completely convincing.” Headline Daily

Born in Beijing, Zhang Yao graduated from Beijing Dance Academy in 1999, before joining the coveted National Ballet of China. He was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2003. In 2004, he joined The Hong Kong Ballet as a Senior Soloist and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2005. Zhang Yao is the winner of Silver Medal at the 2002 Varna International Ballet Competition, and received the Career Outstanding Contribution Award from the Cultural Ministry of China.

Zhang has been invited to perform around the world, including performances at the Varna International Ballet Competition in 2004, the Vail International Dance Festival in Colorado, United States in 2005, the Charity Gala Dancing for AIDS Orphans at the Seishonen Centre in Yokohama, Japan in 2007 and at the Prague Ballet Gala in the Czech Republic in 2008. He has danced principal roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, The Merry Widow and participated in Summer Delights for Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

* Principal dancer of The Hong Kong Ballet