Hong Kong Philharmonic principal viola Andrew Ling (left), principal clarinet Andrew Simon (second from left), and chief executive Benedikt Fohr (second from right), and Y. S. Liu, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society, receive the Orchestra of the Year Award at the 2019 Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony on behalf of the orchestra. Photo: Gem Rey/HK Phil

HK Phil named 2019 Orchestra of the Year by Gramophone magazine; Jaap van Zweden, music director, hails history makers

  • The first Asian orchestra to be voted winner, HK Phil owes its victory to its recording of Wagner’s The Ring Cycle, made live over four years starting in 2015
  • Recording ‘a magnificent achievement’, says magazine’s editor in chief, while HK Phil’s chief executive says the accolade shows its ‘truly world-class quality’
Topic |   Classical music

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Hong Kong Philharmonic principal viola Andrew Ling (left), principal clarinet Andrew Simon (second from left), and chief executive Benedikt Fohr (second from right), and Y. S. Liu, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society, receive the Orchestra of the Year Award at the 2019 Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony on behalf of the orchestra. Photo: Gem Rey/HK Phil
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