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

Topic |   Classical music
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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