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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.
Timothy Frank

Cellist Timothy Frank joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic in 1995. A native of Virginia, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master degree of Music from Indiana University. Immediately prior to his appointment to the HK Phil he won the position of Assistant Principal Cello in the Memphis Symphony.

He has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center with the New York String Orchestra under the late Alexander Schneider, and played in the National Repertory Orchestra of Colorado. He has participated in numerous chamber music festivals including the Juilliard Quartet Seminar, Taos School of Music Chamber Music Festival, Mendelssohn Quartet Seminar and Music at the Gainey Center.

As a three-time participant in the Pacific Music Festival (PMF), he played concerts throughout Japan, including a special piano quartet concert at Casals Hall, Tokyo for PMF corporate donors. While still a student, Mr Frank played for four years with the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Ohio, appointed as the orchestra's youngest member. His main teachers have been Norman Fischer, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Peter Rejto.

Timothy Frank plays a contemporary cello made by Gregg Alf in Ann Arbor.