Join the Orchestra

Every year, Hong Kong Festival Orchestra and Voices (HKFO & HKFV) recruits some of the best musical talents from Hong Kong and abroad to perform in a series of concerts and creative presentations. Interested musicians with a heart to serve are encouraged to apply and participate in our festivals.

The programme and repertoire of our Summer Festival 2017 are as follows:

Summer Festival 2017

Festival Period: 22 April to 15 August 2017
Audition dates: 24, 25, and 26 May 2017, at 7:00-10:00pm
Rehearsal venue: Hong Kong Festival Hall, HKFO School of Music, 33 Marble Road, North Point

Provisional rehearsal dates:
For HKFO: Twice a week in July and thrice a week in August

Rehearsals are expected to be held from 7 to 10pm, with the exception of on-site rehearsals on-the-day, which are expected to be held in the afternoon with the performance in the evening.

HKFO2017: Through the Looking-glass

The King’s Singers X HKFO: Life through a lens*

*2017 auditionees for the orchestra will not participate in this programme.

Yiu Song-lam X HKFO: Pravda

Date: 9 August 2017 (Wed)
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Oboe: Yiu Song-lam
Conductors: Mark Hui and William Chung
– Lang: Statement to the Court
– Bach: Concerto for Oboe d’amore in A Major, BWV 1055
– Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

Twoset Violin X HKFO: The Comic Symphony II

Date: 15 August 2017 (Tue)
Venue: Sha Tin Town Hall, Auditorium
Artists: Twoset Violin
Violin: Brett Yang
Violin: Eddy Chen
Conductor: Sean Li
– Popular classics arranged by Twoset Violin (for orchestra and choir)

We expect at least 80% attendance for all of the rehearsals. The last three off-site rehearsals and the final on-site rehearsal are mandatory. Members who fell short of these requirements may not be allowed to perform.

Audition requirements:

Standard of musicianship:

HKFO recruits experienced instrumentalists playing at least to a LRSM level on their instruments, although attaining a graded qualification is not a prerequisite. HKFV recruits experienced choristers with at least 3 years of experience singing in choirs.

Audition dates: 24, 25, and 26 May 2017, at 7:00-10:00pm

Audition venue: The Studio, HKFO School of Music, 33 Marble Road, North Point

Audition materials:

See Link

Application deadline: 10 May 2017, 10:00PM

Applicants are required to fill in the following form and email to [email protected] to arrange for a live audition session. Overseas applicants may record the audition materials and send to [email protected] by the application deadline.