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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.

Endowment Trust Fund & Instrument Donation

Endowment Trust Fund

The Endowment Trust Fund was set up in 1983 with these initial sponsors.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

The Hongkong Land Group

Jardine, Matheson & Company Ltd

The Hongkong Bank Foundation

Citibank, NA

The Tung Foundation



Instrument Donation

The Paganini project is initiated and organised by Business for Art Foundation.

Donated by Mr Patrick Wang
Emile Germain (1907) Violin, played by Ms Tomoko Tanaka Mao

Donated by Mr Lowell Chang
Lockey Hill (c.1800) Violin

Donated by Mr Po Chung
Dawne Haddad (1991) Violoncello

Loaned by Mr Laurence Scofield
Ansaldo Poggi (1910) Violin, played by Ms Zhang Xi

Donated by The Ladies Committee of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society

    Rare instruments donated

  • Enrico Rocca (1902) Violin, played by Mr Cheng Li
  • Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1866) Violin, played by Mrs Bei de Gaulle, Third Associate Concertmaster
  • Joseph Gagliano (1788) Violin, played by Mr Wang Liang, Second Associate Concertmaster
  • Carlo Antonio Testore (1736) Violin, played by Mr Ni Lan


Other instruments donated in support of the "Instrument Upgrade and Enhancement Project"

  • Two German Rotary Trumpets
  • A set of Wagner Tubas
  • A Flugelhorn

A set of Wagner Tubas has been loaned by these sponsors in support of the HK Phil premiere of The Ring Cycle

  • Mr Pascal Raffy
  • Paul and Leta Lau
  • Ms Wincey Lam, Mr Raymond Wong, Mrs Rebecca Whitehead, Ms Angela Yau, Mrs Catherine Wong
  • Mr Steven Ying


A loan arranged by the Y. S. Liu Foundation
G. B. Guadagnini (1760) Violin, played by Mr Jing Wang, Concertmaster


A loan arranged by the P. C. Woo & Co.

Riccardo Antoniazzi (1910) Violin, played by Mr Leung Kin-fung, First Associate Concertmaster