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“An Enchanting Evening with Lang Lang” Fundraising Dinner in Support of the HK Phil’s Long Term Development

18 JAN 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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[22 January 2020, Hong Kong] The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) held “An Enchanting Evening with Lang Lang Fundraising Dinner on 17 January 2020 (Friday) at the Salisbury Room of The Peninsula Hong Kong. It is with great honour to have the star of the night, world renowned pianist Lang Lang, together with his wife (Ms Gina Alice Redlinger), joining as our distinguished guests at the Dinner, with the presence of Maestro Jaap van Zweden, the HK Phil’s Music Director and Conductor of the concerts with Lang Lang. A total of HK$3.4 million was raised at the Dinner in supporting the future development of the HK Phil.

Distinguished guests (in alphabetical order of family name) who joined the Dinner included Dinner Organising Committee Members: Honorary Advisor Mrs Janice Choi, BBS, MH, JP, Committee Chair Ms Jin Ling, Committee Co-Chairs Ms Shirley Jin (Title Sponsor, President of Maggie & Rose The Family Members' Club, Greater China) and Ms Monica Cheung and PR Advisor Ms Cherry Cheung; and socialites: Mr Boby Chan, Ms Shirley Chan, Ms Sonia Cheng, Ms Kathy Chiu, Lady Athena Hung, Mrs Sophia Kao-Lo, Mrs Regina Leung, Ms Emma Sherrard Matthew, Ms Gina Alice Redlinger (Lang Lang’s wife), Ms Jenny Tam, Mr and Mrs Deputy Commissioner Yang Yirui and Music Director Maestro Jaap van Zweden.

The HK Phil endeavours to present the finest music to audiences in Hong Kong and around the world. Under the leadership of Music Director Maestro Jaap van Zweden, the HK Phil was named Orchestra of the Year at the 2019 Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony for the remarkable live recordings of the complete Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner on the Naxos Label. This year is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the HK Phil proudly presents two concerts with pianist Lang Lang, conducted by Maestro van Zweden, to kick off the HK Phil’s celebratory “Beethoven 250th” series.

The theme of the Dinner was “the Power of Music”. Chaired by also a fundraising committee member of the HK Phil, Ms. Jin Ling, famous auctioneer and entrepreneur in town, invited her good friends Ms Shirley Jin and Ms Monica Cheung as co-chairs of the dinner. The HK Phil gratefully acknowledges the title sponsorship from Maggie & Rose The Family Members' Club, the many individuals and also companies that attended the Dinner, financially supported it, and donated items for auction to make the event a great success.

During the dinner, the HK Phil supporter Mr Malcolm Mok presented guests with a wonderful yet touching performance of Chopin’s Revolutionary Étude. Diagnosed as autistic when he was a toddler, Malcolm overcame all difficulties and found confidence and happiness in music. His heartfelt performance demonstrated the life-changing power that music has worked on him, moving many audiences to tears.

The HK Phil was also grateful for the precious presence of superstar pianist Lang Lang who came with his wife Gina Alice Redlinger and his mother. Lang Lang had not stopped surprising the guests by first joining the sign language movement on-stage with Maestro van Zweden and the Organising Committee Members, expressing the slogan of the evening “Music Changes Life, Music Changes the World”. He even donated a surprise auction item in order to help raising more funds which is an opportunity to have an exclusive lunch with him with a personal tutorial. The precious opportunity stirred up the atmosphere of the ballroom inviting a pleasantly vigorous competition among parents. To render appreciation to the support of the dinner guests, Lang Lang offered an additional “four-hand” performance with his pianist wife Gina. The newly-wed played a traditional Chinese melodic piano duet “Colourful Clouds” to conclude the evening.

Board and Committee members who joined the Dinner included Vice-Chair of Board of Governors Mrs Janice Choi, BBS, MH, JP, Board member Mr Edward Ng and Fundraising Committee members Ms Jin Ling and Ms Cherry Cheung.

The title sponsor of “An Enchanting Evening with Lang Lang Dinner” was Maggie & Rose The Family Members' Club.

The HK Phil would like to give its heartfelt thanks to the following Dinner Organising Committee Members:

Honorary Adviser:
Mrs Janice Choi, BBS, MH, JP
Committee Chair:
Ms Jin Ling
Committee Co-Chairs:
Ms Shirley Jin and Ms Monica Cheung
PR Advisor:
Ms Cherry Cheung

 

 

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(From left to right): Ms Gina Alice Redlinger and Lang Lang. 
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Mrs Janice Choi, Vice-chair of Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society, gave a warm welcoming speech.
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Ms Jin Ling, Dinner Organising Committee Chair and Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Fundraising Committee.
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Ms Jin Ling, Dinner Organising Committee Chair was joined by Co-chairs Ms Shirley Jin (right) and Ms Monica Cheung (left) to share their love to music and the support to the HK Phil.
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Ms Emma Sherrard Matthew, Chairman of the Board, Maggie & Rose The Family Members’ Club, also the Title Sponsor of the Dinner, delivered a speech.
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Group Photo: (from left to right) Ms Jin Ling, Mrs and Mr Deputy Commissioner Yang Yirui, Lang Lang, Mrs Regina Leung, Mrs Janice Choi and Ms Shirley Jin
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Group Photo: (from left to right) Ms Monica Cheung, Ms Emma Sherrard Matthew, Mr Edward Ng, Ms Jin Ling, Mrs and Mr Deputy Commissioner Yang Yirui, Maestro Jaap van Zweden, Ms Gina Alice Redlinger, Lang Lang, Mrs Regina Leung, Ms Zhou Xiulan, Mrs Janice Choi, Ms Shirley Jin, Mrs Vennie Ho (Senior Director of Admin and Finance, Hong Kong Philharmonic Society), Mr Benedikt Fohr (Chief Executive, Hong Kong Philharmonic Society), Ms Cherry Cheung and Ms Souad Walter
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Mr Malcolm Mok performed Chopin’s Étude, op. 10, no. 12 in C minor, Revolutionary Étude.
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(From left to right) Lang Lang, The HK Phil’s Chief Executive Mr Benedikt Fohr and Music Director Maestro Jaap Zweden talked about how music could change life.
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(From left to right Lang Lang and his wife Gina Alice Relinger indulged the guests with a melodic piano duet.
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(From left to right): Ms Jin Ling, Mrs Janice Choi and Mr Benedikt Fohr.
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(From left to right): Ms Cherry Cheung, Ms Jin Ling, Mrs Janice Choi, Ms Shirley Jin and Ms Monica Cheung.
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(From left to right): Ms Jin Ling, Mrs Deputy Commissioner Yang Yirui, Ms Gina Alice Redlinger, Lang Lang, Mr Deputy Commissioner Yang Yirui, Mrs Janice Choi, Ms Shirley Jin and Ms Monica Cheung.
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(From left to right): Ms Shirley Chan, Lang Lang and Mr Boby Chan.
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(From left to right): Ms Jin Ling, Ms Gina Alice Redlinger, Ms Sonia Cheng and Lang Lang.
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(From left to right): Mrs Regina Leung, Ms Jin Ling and Ms Zhou Xiulan (Mother of Lang Lang).
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Ms Marie Zhuge.
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(From left to right): Lady Athena Hung, Ms Kathy Li, Ms Jin Ling, Ms Shirley Chan, Ms Jenny Tam, Ms Zhou Xiulan and Ms Bonnie Lai.
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(From left to right): Ms Jin Ling, Mr Ernie Suek, Ms Marie Zhuge and Ms Shirley Jin
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Maestro Jaap van Zweden
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Ms Monica Cheung (right) taking picture merrily with Lang Lang (left) and his son, Malcolm (middle)
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Dinner organising committees taking photo with dinner guests.
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