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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.

Russell Bonifede

Co-Principal Horn

Russell Bonifede

A native of Southern California, Russell Bonifede has held the position of Co-Principal Horn of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since September 2010. Before moving to Hong Kong he served as Co-Principal Horn of the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre Orchestra in Nishinomiya, Japan from 2009 to 2010. Russell moved from Los Angeles to the east coast of the US in 2002 where he earned a Bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He also holds a Master's degree in music from Yale University where he studied under William Purvis of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Russell has attended internationally acclaimed summer music festivals including the National Repertory Orchestra and the Music Academy of the West, Spoleto US. He spent two summers as a horn fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lennox, Massachusetts.