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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to partner with The Robert H. N. Ho Family Hong Kong Foundation to present the Hong Kong Composers Scheme. This prestigious programme aims to identify and cultivate emerging local composers by offering them a unique platform to refine and deepen their skills in orchestral writing, and to have their works performed by one of Asia's foremost orchestras.


Each season, the Scheme selects four to six exceptional local composers to work alongside an acclaimed international composer on a new 3-4 minute orchestral piece. This engaging and dynamic collaboration culminates in a public workshop and showcase in May 2024, featuring the newly created works performed by the HK Phil. One outstanding composer amongst the group will then be honoured with a commission to create a new work for the HK Phil's 2024/25 season.


The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and The Robert H. N. Ho Family Hong Kong Foundation are proud to support emerging talent and look forward to showcasing the creative voices of the future in Hong Kong's vibrant classical music scene.




2023/24 Public Working Session & Showcase 

Date: 25 May 2024 (Sat)
Venue: The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District


Event Details


2023/24 Selected Composers

HO Fei Wan, LAM Chun Hei, LEE Yi-wei Angus, LEUNG Yan Ting Tiffany, SO Chuen On, ZHENG Yui Ka

(Listed by alphabetical order of surnames)


Scheme Details

OCT 2023Information Day, Workshop, and Meet the Mentor
NOV 2023Composition Ideas and Outline Submission
JAN 2024

Score Submission (1st draft)



3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp+2 - harp - strings

MAR 2024Score Submission (2nd draft)
25 MAY 2024Public Working Session and Showcase with the HK Phil*

(*Selected composers are required to attend these events) 


2023/24 Guest Composer/ Mentor

Christian Mason

Christian Mason



  1. Aged 35 or under (as of 1 March 2023)
  2. Hong Kong permanent resident
  3. No prior commission works for a professional orchestra



Please submit a completed application form and the required documents below via email to by the application deadline of 12:00 noon on 8 September 2023 (Friday). All documents should be in PDF format, total attachment size should not exceed 10 Mb. If the file size is too large, please provide URL links in the application. Download the application form here:


Application form


2023/24 The Robert H. N. Ho Family Hong Kong Foundation application has been closed. Thank you for your support!


Required Documents:

  1. A copy of Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card
  2. CV (up to 2 pages of A4)
  3. Scores of two works with programme notes and URL links to their recordings/sound files
  4. A statement outlining your expectations of the Scheme (100-200 words)
  5. Reference letter(s) (optional, to be submitted by referee(s) directly via email to on or before the application deadline of 8 September 2023)


Application Notes

  1. Selected composers will be notified via email on or before 31 October 2023
  2. The HK Phil will not consider any incomplete application
  3. The personal data provided will only be used by the HK Phil for processing your application and will be held for statistics, correspondence and publicity purposes. The filling of the application form is voluntary
  4. The HK Phil reserves the right to amend the application criteria as deemed necessary
  5. The HK Phil reserves all rights of final arbitration in case of any dispute


Past Composers Scheme Participants  


Carmen Ho Ka-man, Kahlen Kam Shing-hei, Tsang Lok-yan, Adrian Wong Chi-chun, Simon Yip Sai-man*, Yung Sin-kan

(Due to COVID-19, the Public Working Session & Showcase of this season was postponed to 4 June 2022.)



Chan Ho-yi, Lai Chun-ming, Leung Chung-yin*, Ian Ng Ka-chun, Tam Lok-hei*, Wu Yimin


*Commission recipient 


Past Composers Scheme Public Working Sessions & Showcases 

2019/20    House Programme


2018/19     House Programme