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Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1978, the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra is trained and managed by the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Over the years, many of its former members have pursued a career in music and become eminent performers or music educators. Guest conductors and soloists worked with the Orchestra included names of international acclaim, such as Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Fou T’song, Georg Tintner, Sir David Wilcocks, Tang Muhai, Kenneth Jean, Yeh Tsung, Yip Wing-sie, Timothy Landauer and Edward Grach. In May 2010, the Orchestra, at the invitation of UNICEF, jointly performed with the world-class pianist Lang Lang at a fundraising concert.

The Orchestra has also played the role of music ambassador of Hong Kong and completed successful concert tours to France, Israel, Cyprus, UK, Australia, USA, Singapore and cities in the Mainland. The Orchestra went on another concert tour to Shanghai and performed for the Hong Kong Week of Shanghai Expo in 2010. Apart from that, the Orchestra also participated in exchange programmes with Shanghai young musicians.

With a current membership of 96, aged 11 to 25, the Hong Kong Youth Symhony Orchestra is trained and managed by Ng Ka-ming, Pak Wing-heng, Dr. Joseph Kam and Yeung Tak-man. Recruitment is held annually through open audition.
 
Hong Kong Junior Chamber Ensemble

The Hong Kong Junior Chamber Ensemble was established in September 2000 to provide ensemble training for young instrumentalists. Its debut at the Hong Kong City Hall in November 2000 was well received by the audience and echoed with appreciation from local music professionals.

The Ensemble has participated in many Music Office and local activities, such as “Youth Music Extravaganza”, “Music Office Spectacular”, “Eastern District Community Concert”, as well as charity concerts held by UNICEF. Its demonstration performance in the 2006 Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows – String Orchestra Contest was also well received.

The Hong Kong Junior Chamber Ensemble has at present a membership of 43, aged from 10 to 16 years, and is trained and managed by Dr. Joseph Kam, Lau Yeung-chit and Leung Yi-hin. Recruitment is held annually through open audition