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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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Damara Lomdaridze

Damara Lomdaridze joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic viola section in 2012. A resident of Hong Kong since 2002, Damara has been a member of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (2002-2012) and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta (2002-2004.) From 1998-2002 Damara was a tenured member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans.

 

Damara began her musical studies in her hometown of Norman, Oklahoma studying viola with Wayne Crouse. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from Indiana University where she received music and honours scholarships studying with Joseph DePasquale, Atar Arad, Rainer Moog and Alan DeVeritch. Damara earned her Masters of Music in Viola Performance from the University of North Texas studying with Dr. George Papich. As a recipient of a UNT Graduate Fellowship, Damara played in the graduate string quartet and taught violin and viola. At UNT Damara won the Concerto Competition and received the Outstanding Graduate Student in Instrumental Studies Award.

 

Damara toured with Pharos Soloists to Cyprus, Prague and London. She has participated in the Manchester Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra. When not playing viola, Damara enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her husband, HK Phil Principal Bassist George Lomdaridze, and their two children Tommy and Natia.

 

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