International Youth Music Exchange

To foster international cultural exchange and to widen the horizon of local young musicians, the Music Office organizes music exchange concerts and community performances for visiting youth music groups from around the world and sends its advanced level orchestras, bands, or choirs on concert tour each year.

Since 1978, young musicians trained by the Music Office have toured Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, England and Israel and cities in Mainland China. Recent years' visits include Hong Kong Youth Chinese Plucked String Orchestra Aberdeen (UK) Tour (2005), Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra Guangdong & Macao Tour (2006), Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra Jiangsu Tour (2007), Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band Kagoshima (Japan) Tour (2008), Music Office Youth Choir Penang (Malaysia) Tour (2009) and Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra Shanghai Tour (2010).

Most recently, the following youth music groups had visited Hong Kong and participated in the cultural exchange programmes organized by the Music Office:

The National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain
Kagoshima Shoyo High School Symphonic Band (Japan)
Greenridge Secondary School Band (Singapore)
Yusof Ishak Secondary School Choir (Singapore)
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (USA)
Wright State University Chamber Orchestra ( USA )
Vermont Youth Orchestra (USA)
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (USA)