One of the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s quarantined musicians, Megan Sterling, principal flute, plays her husband’s trombone for a change in her quarantine room at Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. Players have been practising, learning new works, and doing yoga during their confinement. Photo: Megan Sterling
One of the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s quarantined musicians, Megan Sterling, principal flute, plays her husband’s trombone for a change in her quarantine room at Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. Players have been practising, learning new works, and doing yoga during their confinement. Photo: Megan Sterling

Bach, whisky, and bed – quarantined musicians of the Hong Kong Philharmonic put a brave face on their Covid-19 isolation

  • Since the HK Phil’s bass clarinettist tested preliminary positive for Covid-19, his fellow musicians have had to quarantine for two weeks on Lantau Island
  • The lucky ones with small instruments practised and learned new works, and yoga classes kept players fit, despite the cramped conditions and ‘horrible’ food

One of the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s quarantined musicians, Megan Sterling, principal flute, plays her husband’s trombone for a change in her quarantine room at Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. Players have been practising, learning new works, and doing yoga during their confinement. Photo: Megan Sterling
One of the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s quarantined musicians, Megan Sterling, principal flute, plays her husband’s trombone for a change in her quarantine room at Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. Players have been practising, learning new works, and doing yoga during their confinement. Photo: Megan Sterling
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