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Aim of the Fund

The Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund aims to provide financial aid for young Chinese music talent from Hong Kong to pursue musical training abroad. Recipients are committed to return to Hong Kong immediately upon finishing their studies and to contribute their talent to the Hong Kong music field.


2024/25 scholarship applications are now open, the deadline is 14 May 2024 (Tue) 6pm.

Selected applicants will be invited to an interview in June 2024.


Application Details



The Fund was established in 1983 under a generous donation from Mr Bernard van Zuiden, a late Hong Kong resident and businessman who was very active in the Dutch community. The Trustees of the Fund are the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Limited and HSBC Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited. Over the last 38 years, the Fund has supported many emerging local musicians. Most of them are now part of the Hong Kong music scene, and some are currently full-time HK Phil musicians.




Cheong Hoi Leong



Choi Pui Wang



Chan Yiu Wing 

Kau Yin Wai Wailly



Vicky Lam Yin-yu