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Special notice


The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director Jaap van Zweden, our Board of Governors as well as the administration put the health and well-being of our audiences, players and staff at the forefront of our priorities. Like most cultural organisations, we have made major adjustments to our regular activities in order to accommodate these exceptional circumstances. 

We continue to liaise closely with our performance partners and venues to ensure appropriate arrangements for the remainder of our 2019/20 season. Please visit our website and Facebook page for relevant announcements. 

We very much look forward to seeing you in our concert hall in the near future, sharing our exceptional music-making and the energy that you, our audience, brings to each performance. In the meantime, stay home and stay well.



On London Concert

“Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony highlighted the pungency of the Hong Kong woodwind and the high-gloss finish of the brass.”

“(Beethoven Violin Concerto) … so simple, so mild, so profound… remarkable delicacy…”

“The orchestra had already demonstrated its technical facility in the shimmering textures of Fung Lam’s Quintessence, a piece perfumed with drowsy glissandi and icy chimes and fractured by brilliant shards of brass.”

Anna Picard, The Times
February 2015

On Berlin Concert

“A Moment of Glory… this concert stands as a monumental achievement. The ‘New World Symphony’, splendidly developed, testifies as a pompous celebration of Life. Finest shades of intonation, the fragile, bewitching sound of the strings. The execution of all entries - exact, sharp and perfectly balanced. The brass, especially during the prelude to the final ‘Allegro con fuoco’, top-class”

Udo Badelt, Der Tagesspiegel
March 2015

On Eindhoven Concert

“Many European orchestras wish they could play like this”

Thiemo Wind, De Telegraaf
March 2015

“(Beethoven Violin Concerto) Ning Feng played the violin immaculately… The slow movement exuded a gracious calm, with a sophisticated balancing of dynamics”

“Under the elegant and calm leadership of van Zweden, Prokofiev’s orchestral machinery clicked perfectly and produced sparkling color mixtures”

Frits van der Waa, De Volkskrant
March 2015

“a dazzling concert”

Floris Don, NRC Handelsblad Cutuur Premiere
March 2015