Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, was fortunate to be at home when his father, 94, had a heart attack - he administered CPR, he reveals. He talks about a reset for the HK Phil and rethinking his globetrotting. Photo: Dickson Lee
Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, was fortunate to be at home when his father, 94, had a heart attack - he administered CPR, he reveals. He talks about a reset for the HK Phil and rethinking his globetrotting. Photo: Dickson Lee

Jaap van Zweden on a reset for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, a rethink of his globetrotting lifestyle, and saving his father’s life

  • That Jaap van Zweden is back conducting the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra again is a sign that life has fully returned to the city’s classical music scene
  • Not being able to conduct for 18 months because of the coronavirus pandemic gave the 60-year-old time with his family, and a chance to reconsider how he works

Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, was fortunate to be at home when his father, 94, had a heart attack - he administered CPR, he reveals. He talks about a reset for the HK Phil and rethinking his globetrotting. Photo: Dickson Lee
Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, was fortunate to be at home when his father, 94, had a heart attack - he administered CPR, he reveals. He talks about a reset for the HK Phil and rethinking his globetrotting. Photo: Dickson Lee
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