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The Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund 2022/23 - Call for Application 

The Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund 2022/23 - Call for Application 
25 MAY 2022 6:00 pm

The Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund aims to provide financial aid for young Chinese music talent from Hong Kong to pursue musical training abroad. Recipients are committed to return to Hong Kong immediately upon finishing their studies and to contribute their talent to the Hong Kong music field.


The Fund was established in 1983 under a generous donation from Mr Bernard van Zuiden, a late Hong Kong resident and businessman who was very active in the Dutch community. The Trustees of the Fund are the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Limited and HSBC Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited. Over the last 38 years, the Fund has supported many emerging local musicians. Most of them are now part of the Hong Kong music scene, and some are currently full-time HK Phil musicians.


2022/23 scholarship applications are now open, the deadline is 25 MAY 2022 (WED) 6:00 PM

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the audition for 2022/23 scholarship will be in the format of video audition for all applicants. 


LeafletApplication Form



  1. Aged 25 or under as of 31 August 2022.

  2. Permanent Hong Kong resident of Chinese ethnicity, habitually resident in Hong Kong for not less than seven years. 

  3. Proof of enrolment (admission confirmation) in an overseas university/music conservatory for the 2022/23 academic year.
  4. Scholarship recipients should return to Hong Kong immediately and thereafter work in the music profession locally.


Application Method  

Complete the application form and return with required documents to:

Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd
Level 8, Administration Building, 
Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 
10 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong



Application Deadline: 25 May 2022 (WED) 6:00 PM