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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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Leslie Ryang Moonsun

Assistant Principal Second Violin

Leslie Ryang Moonsun

Leslie Ryang has been a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic since 1996 and is currently Assistant Principal Second Violin, a position she has held since September 1997. Born in the United States of Korean descent, Ryang received her first formal training at the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Charles Castleman, participating in his Quartet Program from 1988-1991. She then received her Bachelor's Degree in 1995 from the Oberlin Conservatory as a student of Roland and Almita Vamos. She went on to receive her Master's Degree from Indiana University where she studied with Yuval Yaron, Mauricio Fuks and Rostislav Dubinsky. As a student at Indiana University, she also had the opportunity to perform in the Baroque Orchestra and study baroque violin under Stanley Ritchie and holds a special interest in early music.

 

Ryang has participated in numerous chamber music and orchestral festivals, such as the Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall. She has also performed with the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival in Germany under Sir Georg Solti, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, the Tanglewood Music Center as a fellowship student, the Aspen Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival and the Chautauqua Institute. She has appeared as a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in New York. As a chamber musician, Leslie has worked with members of the Emerson, Tokyo, Vermeer and Muir Quartets, and took part in Music at the Gainey Center.

 

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