Aims and Objectives
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestral Fellowship Scheme
was created to provide professional development for promising young string musicians. The Scheme provides places for up to ten Chinese musicians per year from distinguished regional music institutions. It is fully endowed by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, which shares the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s commitment to nurturing and supporting artists of outstanding potential.

Programme highlights
The programme is directed by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Viola Andrew Ling. Under their guidance, the Fellows will rehearse and perform with the Orchestra for one full orchestral season from September to July. In addition, they will have opportunities to attend masterclasses with internationally renowned guest artists performing in Hong Kong, as well as weekly chamber music coaching.

The Fellows of Season 2011/12

Career Opportunities
This intensive training programme will bridge the gap between completion of tertiary instrumental training and securing a position in a professional symphony orchestra. Some of our past Fellows are now working as full-time musicians in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra as well as other major orchestras including the China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Macau Orchestra.

The Fellows for the 2011/12 season

The Fellows for the 2011/12 Season are: violinists Jia Shuchen and Liu Boxuan, from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing; Jia Shuyang from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in Shanghai; violist Yuan Yiching from the Taipei National University of Arts; cellist Pan Yan from the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou; and violinist Zhang Shaonan from Conservatory of Music, Genève in Switzerland.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is very grateful to The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation for its partnership in this important undertaking.

For more information on “The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestral Fellowship Scheme”, please contact us at (852) 2721 1582 or