Christoph Poppen has been principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta for five years. Photo: HandoutChristoph Poppen has been principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta for five years. Photo: Handout
Christoph Poppen has been principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta for five years. Photo: Handout

Coronavirus: German conductor Christoph Poppen quarantined in Hong Kong warns live classical music faces losing its audience

  • Principal guest conductor of Hong Kong Sinfonietta is confined to Wan Chai hotel ahead of concert before an empty City Hall because of Covid-19 curbs
  • Classical music’s future in front of a live audience is ‘very fragile’ across the world, he warns

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Christoph Poppen has been principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta for five years. Photo: HandoutChristoph Poppen has been principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta for five years. Photo: Handout
Christoph Poppen has been principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta for five years. Photo: Handout
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