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The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers Scheme 

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is honoured to present The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers Scheme. This Scheme provides a platform for emerging composers to deepen their experience in orchestral writing and have their works performed by one of Asia’s foremost orchestras in their home city.


Selected Composers 


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



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



* Commissioned by the HK Phil under The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers Scheme

^ Other commission by the HK Phil 


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The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composer-in-Residence (2013-2017)

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation funded a multi-year Composer-in-Residence position with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. The position provides three emerging young Chinese composers with a unique opportunity to work closely with one of Asia’s leading orchestras. Through the commissioned work created during the residency, each of the composers can explore links between Chinese culture and the Western symphonic tradition while the orchestra builds its repertoire.


Hong Kong composer Lam Fung’s Quintessence was premiered in 2014, followed by acclaimed performances in London, Birmingham, Eindhoven, Berlin, Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai. The second commissioned work, Beijing-based Du Wei’s Seven Nights, debuted in 2016. The third composition, Conrad Tao’s Swallow Harbor, premiered in spring 2017.


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The HK Phil gratefully acknowledges the generous support of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.

The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation