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Phil Your Life

Phil Your Life


The HK Phil is excited to present a brand new programme “Phil Your Life”, fusing music with food, wellness and storytelling. This new programme is designed to brighten up lives in a light-hearted way by drawing the amusing connections between music and daily life.


Starting a new chapter of the partnership, Swire and the HK Phil join hands to develop new community initiatives. This new “Phil Your Life” programme aims to bring the general public one step closer to classical music and open the door to classical music for the new audience. The programme will reveal the vibrant, cosmopolitan culture of Hong Kong through the lens of the HK Phil musicians and their music.


The HK Phil launches the first season of “Phil Your Life” – MUSIC X FOOD – in four episodes. Hong Kong is a “Food Paradise” and everyone loves the taste of Hong Kong. By blending music with the iconic foods of the city, everyone gets to share familiar flavours, and hope they will all want more!


Starting from 20 July, “Phil Your Life” - MUSIC X FOOD goes live with one episode per month on HK Phil website, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, WeChat and Bilibili! HK Phil musicians will pair music with food in a unique experience. Be sure to keep an eye on the HK Phil online platforms!

Episode 1: Fun Phil Tong Chong Street

Launching our “Phil Your Life” - MUSIC X FOOD series with Paganini's Caprices for Solo Violin, op.1, no. 24 re-arranged in Latin-American style, presented at the Tong Chong Street Market by our musicians – Wang Liang, Second Associate Concertmaster; Anna Kwan, cello; George Lomdaridze, Principal Double Bass; Raymond Leung and Sophia Woo, percussion. The Latin-American rhythm has a chill vibe which will surely cool you down during these hot summer days! It is definitely a perfect match to the icy drinks at the market too! Chillax and enjoy the video!



Episode 2: Overture to Colour, Aroma & Taste

Our Second Associate Concertmaster Wang Liang leads his way to taste Chiu Chow Daa Laang, presenting to you an Overture to Colour, Aroma & Taste! The Chiu Chow snacks platter is just like Bernstein’s “Candide Overture”, allowing audiences and foodies to start off the story with an appetizer, from bland to more flavourful items, a perfect preview to the “main dish”. As the boss says, food tastes better hot; enjoy the different textures of music and food right now!



Episode 3: A Yummy Bite of Music

For this “Phil Your Life” episode, our cellist Anna Kwan introduces you to her comfort food, also the most iconic Hong Kong food – Dim Sum. How does the soup dumpling share the complexity in textures and layers with Baroque music? How does shrimp siu-mai remind us of Bach, who’s regarded as the “Father of Music”? How do you compare the dainty and elegant Dim Sum to Mozart’s Serenade in B flat, K. 361, Gran Partita? Watch below to find out!





Episode 4: Music and the Human Touch

Satisfy your sweet tooth and cravings with HK Phil Trombonist Kevin Thompson, who visits a Cha Chaan Teng in the episode “Music and the Human Touch” to discover more about Hong Kong local food. Hong Kong’s signature Fried Chicken Drumsticks and Yuen Yeung bring up “Thoughts of Love” for the place we call home. Traditional dessert Sugar Puff is made intricately, its crisp and buttery texture goes along really well with the silky Yuen Yeung, just like the rich and flowing melodies of Beethoven’s Romances. Enjoy the warmth of Hong Kong and sip it all in!