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Hong Kong Festival Orchestra and Voices

The Hong Kong Festival Orchestra and Voices ("HKFO") is one of the largest and leading orchestra and choir festivals in Hong Kong.  Founded in 2009, HKFO brings together experienced local musicians educated amongst the top music institutions from around the globe to provide a series of concerts over the years, collaborating with celebrated artists including the grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell and composer Eric Whitacre; pianist Yundi Li, cellists Jian Wang and Trey Lee,  conductor Vassily Sinaisky; as well as popular singer George Lam and comedian Jim Chim, amongst many others.

Apart from giving conventional performances, HKFO also engages in audience-interacting activities and cross-media performances, ranging from contemporary dance, drama, comedy, popular music, and other art forms.  In 2013, HKFO hosted Hong Kong’s first and largest choral-orchestral flash mob.  Involving more than 200 musicians, HKFO’s flash mob received universal acclaim; its video has now accrued more than 1.3 million views on YouTube, amassing viewers from all over the globe. 

Critically reviewed by Moyers & Company, as well as featured in a documentary produced by the Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Second German Television), HKFO’s flash mob was exhibited in late 2016 at the Musée de la musique at the heart of the Philharmonie de Paris as part of the “Le Mythe Beethoven” exhibition.  Using an alternative, youthful and creative way to present the traditional art form, HKFO hopes to revitalise the city by planting the invigorating seeds of art and culture into our communities, to tend the once “cultural desert” into green pastures.

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HKFO School of Music

In 2016, the creators of HKFO founded HKFO School of Music as a professional music education frontier to nurture the city’s youngest and finest. Helmed by Hong Kong’s top music pedagogues including Martin Choy, Tsai Loo, Hui Ling, and Julie Kuok, HKFO School of Music is one of the finest performance outlets in Hong Kong with courses designed to unleash every child’s performance potential, with regular performance opportunities, ensemble “learn-among-your-peers” training, as well as the chance to participate in musical exchanges and competitions both locally and overseas. HKFO School of Music stresses on learning and playing among the stars.

The 2017 calendar marks a stellar masterclass series beginning with a choral masterclass with two-time Grammy-winning ensemble The King’s Singers, a cello masterclass with renowned Hong Kong cellist Trey Lee, and concluding with the enviable performance experience with Concertmaster of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Jan Söderblom.

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HKFO Productions

For the past 8 years, HKFO has been hailed as the undisputed leader in the area of concert productions, producing works in audio and visual production, printed design, stage and event management, and public performances of the finest calibre.  HKFO's prior engagements include collaboration with renowned pianist Yundi Li's "Emperor Fantasy World Tour - Hong Kong", performances at the telecommunications giant Huawei's "Global Mobile Broadband Forum" at the AsiaWorld-Expo, the Opening of the Showroom of Crown Motors Limited, among many other private and public events.  HKFO Productions now provides the opportunity for all to engage us in public performance services for all public and private events, whether corporate or ceremonial, at weddings and any joyous occasion.

Other than engagement for public performances, HKFO Productions offers professional audio and video recording services, as well as concert and event management, design and production.  Together with HKFO School of Music, HKFO Production boasts its ownership over some of the finest musical facilities in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Festival Hall, a 1,640 sq ft acoustic concert hall, is one of the largest recording studios in Hong Kong fitted with a professional-grade control room.  In early 2017, renowned Hong Kong composer Teddy Robin engaged HKFO Productions and the Hong Kong Festival Hall in recording the upcoming 2017 summer blockbuster, "Wukong".

Today, with some of Hong Kong’s top talents and best facilities at hand, HKFO emerges as a music conglomerate consisting of Hong Kong’s largest youth music festival, a professional music education establishment, and a full-fledged multi-media production facility.