Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, will not conduct the orchestra again in 2021 after its request for a quarantine waiver for the Dutch maestro was denied. Photo: Dickson Lee
Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, will not conduct the orchestra again in 2021 after its request for a quarantine waiver for the Dutch maestro was denied. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong refused Jaap van Zweden a quarantine waiver, leading HK Phil’s music director to cancel his remaining 2021 appearances with the city’s flagship orchestra

  • ‘We were told the government would not consider it appropriate,’ says Hong Kong Phil chief executive of refusal to waive 21 days’ quarantine for music director
  • Ironically, van Zweden’s quarantine in South Korea ahead of a concert there has been waived. Hong Kong’s stance is harming the music scene for Phil and others

Topic |   Classical music
Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, will not conduct the orchestra again in 2021 after its request for a quarantine waiver for the Dutch maestro was denied. Photo: Dickson Lee
Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, will not conduct the orchestra again in 2021 after its request for a quarantine waiver for the Dutch maestro was denied. Photo: Dickson Lee

Corrected [12:18am, 20 Oct, 2021]

  • [12:18am, 20 Oct, 2021]

    Under the "bubble arrangement" referred to for the Hong Kong men's rugby sevens team the players served 14 days' hotel quarantine but could train on some days. We wish to clarify this did not constitute a quarantine waiver.

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