The Endowment Trust Fund was set up in 1983 with these initial sponsors.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

The Hongkong Land Group

Jardine, Matheson & Company Ltd

The Hongkong Bank Foundation

Citibank, NA

The Tung Foundation


The Paganini project is initiated and organised by Business for Art Foundation

Donated by Mr Patrick Wang
Emile Germain (1907) Violin, played by Ms Tomoko Tanaka Mao

Donated by Mr Lowell Chang
Lockey Hill (c.1800) Violin , played by Mr Wang Liang, Second Associate Concertmaster

Donated by Mr Po Chung
Dawne Haddad (1991) Violoncello

Loaned by Mr Laurence Scofield
Ansaldo Poggi (1910) Violin, played by Ms Zhang Xi

Donated by The Ladies Committee of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society
  Rare instruments donated

Enrico Rocca (1902) Violin, played by Mr Cheng Li

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1866) Violin, played by Mrs Bei de Gaulle, Third Associate Concertmaster

Joseph Gagliano (1788) Violin

Carlo Antonio Testore (1736) Violin, played by Mr Ni Lan

  Other instruments donated in support of the "Instrument Upgrade and Enhancement Project"
Two German Rotary Trumpets
A set of Wagner Tubas
A Flugelhorn

A set of Wagner Tubas is loaned by these sponsors in support of the HK Phil premiere of The Ring Cycle

Mr Pascal Raffy
Paul and Leta Lau
Ms Wincey Lam, Mr Raymond Wong, Mrs Rebecca Whitehead, Ms Angela Yau, Mrs Catherine Wong
Mr Steven Ying

A loan arranged by the Y. S. Liu Foundation

G. B. Guadagnini (1760) Violin, played by Mr Jing Wang, Concertmaster