[Hong Kong 24 June 2009] Two free chamber concerts of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) “Mozart in the Museum and beyond” were held in the first floor foyer of the Hong Kong Museum of Art today where five young fellows from The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation played Mozart’s String Quartet in D, K. 575 and Dvořák’s String Quartet No.12 American.
Bringing this wonderful musical lunch break to the audience are violinists Wang Yue, Long Xi and cellist Li Cheng from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, violinist Xu Heng from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and violist Fan Xing from Sichuan Conservatory of Music. They will perform another free concert on 25 June (Thursday) at 6pm in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre foyer.
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestral Fellowship Scheme was created to provide professional development for promising young string musicians. It is fully endowed by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, which shares the HKPO’s commitment to nurturing and supporting artists of outstanding potential. The fellows will rehearse and perform with the HKPO for one full orchestral season under the guidance of the concertmaster John Harding and to exchange experiences with internationally renowned musicians. For more information on the Fellowship, please contact Miss Natalie Ting at (852) 2721 1582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) From left to right: The five young fellows from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation: Long Xi, Wang Yue, Fan Xing and Li Cheng perform at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
2) Xu Heng, fellow of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation introduces the repertoire to the audience
3) The audience enjoy themselves tremendously in the concert.
4) Violin solo performance by Xu Heng
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