Hong Kong Sinfonietta is one of Hong Kong’s flagship orchestras. With Yip Wing-sie as Music Director, the orchestra has brought music closer to the community and achieved significant recognition locally and internationally for its passionate performances and innovative programming.
Since 1999, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has collaborated with an illustrious array of international musicians and groups, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Plácido Domingo, Augustin Dumay, Fou Ts’ong, Christopher Hogwood, Luciano Pavarotti and Krzysztof Penderecki. The orchestra performs year-round with over 100 performances a season and has been the Venue Partner of the Hong Kong City Hall since 2009. As an avid believer in keeping music alive and contemporary, Hong Kong Sinfonietta commissions and performs new works every year and ventures into crossover concerts. The orchestra’s discography includes CDs of works by Chinese composers on Hugo and three double-CD albums entitled This is Classical Music on Decca, which have been awarded Platinum and Gold Records.
On tour, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to perform in North America – in Canada and New York City; South America – in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay; Europe – at the prestigious Festival International de Piano La Roque d’Anthéron, Saint-Riquier Festival, Les Flâneries Musicales d’Été de Reims and Festival Les Nuits Romantiques in France, in Switzerland at Tonhalle Zürich, Geneva Victoria Hall and Fribourg, Festival Pianistico Internazionale Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Settimane Musicali al Teatro Olimpico in Italy, Marvão International Music Festival in Portugal, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall in Poland and in Lithuania; China – at the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival and China Shanghai International Arts Festival (Expo 2010 Shanghai), in Beijing at the National Centre for the Performing Arts; Japan – at La Folle Journée in Tokyo and Niigata, Nagano and Kanazawa; Korea – at the Tongyeong International Music Festival; and Singapore – at the Esplanade.