Music director Jaap van Zweden conducts the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Götterdammerung, the concluding part of Wagner’s the Ring cycle. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

HK Phil earns Orchestra of the Year nomination for Ring cycle performances in prestigious Gramophone awards

  • Orchestra is first in Asia to be nominated for the prestigious award, which is on par with a Grammy and has been given out annually since 1977
  • The winner of the award will be decided by public vote after they listen to recordings by the 10 nominees; HK Phil tracks are from its the Ring highlights disc
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Music director Jaap van Zweden conducts the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Götterdammerung, the concluding part of Wagner’s the Ring cycle. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
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Lam Fung, pictured here in 2014, became the HK Phil’s director of artistic planning in 2017. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong Philharmonic fires programme head Lam Fung, despite pledge to work closer with local talents

  • The HK Phil did not offer reasons for the sudden dismissal of Lam, who received a “perfectly fine” appraisal in March and had had no warnings
  • His dismissal directly contradicts what music director Jaap van Zweden said last month about it being “very important” to work with local talent
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Lam Fung, pictured here in 2014, became the HK Phil’s director of artistic planning in 2017. Photo: May Tse
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