The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s First Charity Golf
Concluded on a High Note
In support of the Orchestra’s Long-term Development
10 MAR 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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[10 March 2023, Hong Kong] The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) held its inaugural Charity Golf on February 27, 2023 (Monday) at the Hong Kong Golf Club (Fanling), with the support of nearly 70 golf and music lovers.
Mr Andy Kwok, former Board of Governors of the HK Phil and current Captain of the Hong Kong Golf Club, led the tournament as the chair of the Charity Golf Organising Committee with Mr Glenn Fok, HK Phil Board of Governors, Ms Elizabeth Lo, HK Phil Fundraising Committee Member, and Ms Angela Yau, HK Phil Board of Governors and Fundraising Committee Chair, as members of the organising committee. The Hong Kong Golf Club has also greatly supported the planning and operation of the Charity Golf as the event’s Venue Partner. The HK Phil is honoured to have Crowne Plaza, Huizhou and Sino Group as Hole Sponsors, and HK Phil Board Member Ms Marina Lee as Trophy and Photography Sponsor.
The Charity Golf was supported by golf and music lovers from different sectors and attended by many distinguished guests. Guests include former and current HK Phil Board Members Mr Edward Ng and Mr Benedict Sin; and long-term HK Phil supporters Mr Scott Engle, Mr Raymond Hu (Ryoden Development Charitable Trust), Mr Henry DC Lee and Mr Stephen Tan (Asia Insurance Company). Golf enthusiasts and philanthropists Dr Lam Hoyi of Por Yen Charitable Foundation Limited and Ms Pauline Tsang, and guests from the commercial sector, Mr Lawrence Ma (VCREDIT Holdings Limited), Mr Eric Siu, Dr Michael Sun and Mr Stanley Tung (H.W. Textiles Co., Ltd.) also took part in the exciting tournament. The HK Phil is also thrilled to have guest conductor Maestro Benjamin Northey and several HK Phil musicians participate the event, forging a closer connection between the orchestra and our audiences.
Mr Andy Kwok, Chair of the Charity Golf Organising Committee, thanked all the participants, “your generous support will help the HK Phil to offer world-class orchestral music for the community through our wide range of free education and outreach programmes, benefiting our society and next generations.”
“Contributions from our patrons are essential for the orchestra to continue presenting excellent music to audiences. Your support enables the HK Phil to enrich our community with our free and diverse education & outreach programmes – including but not limited to ensemble visits to schools, masterclasses, pre-concert talks, school concerts, and various online content,” added Ms Angela Yau, Chair of HK Phil Fundraising Committee in her Vote of Thanks to the participants.
Commencing the delightful afternoon was a performance of Rebecca Clarke’s Two Pieces for Viola and Cello by The Orchestra Academy Hong Kong fellows Winnie Yiu Wing-yue, viola and Vincent Leung Cheuk-yan, cello, followed subsequently by the souvenir and prize presentation ceremony led by HK Phil Chief Executive Mr Benedikt Fohr and Charity Golf Organising Committee Chair Mr Andy Kwok. The event concluded on a happy note with the announcement of prize-winners of the tournament. Group 1st and 2nd Runner-ups went to Mr Eric Siu’s Team (EKKS) and Mr Andy Kwok’s Team respectively, while the Group Champion went to Mr Raymond Hu’s team. The organising committee would like to congratulate all individual prize-winners as well.
The HK Phil would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the organising committee, all sponsors and participants of the HK Phil Charity Golf 2023 and congratulate all prize-winners.