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. In recent years, touring performances have been given by the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra (Taiwan, 2011), Hong Kong Youth Strings (Austria & Czech, 2012), Music Office Youth Choir Chamber Ensemble (Kagoshima, 2012), Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band (Jeju, 2013; Taiwan, 2015), Music Office Wind Ensemble (Qingdao, 2014), Music Office Youth Choir (Austria, 2014) and Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra (Yekaterinburg in Russia, 2015).

In November 2016, the Teck Ghee Primary School Choir (Singapore) and the Mayflower Secondary School Choir (Singapore) will visit Hong Kong. With support from the Music Office, the choirs will share the stage with Music Office choirs and orchestra respectively in two different "A Taste of Music at 4" community concerts at the Auditorium of Tai Po Civic Centre at 4pm on 19 November (Saturday) and 27 November (Sunday). Admission is free with tickets. All are welcome. 【Concert details

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

Birmingham Symphonic Winds (UK)
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (USA)
Greenridge Secondary School Band (Singapore)
Kagoshima Prunus Female Choir (Japan)
Kagoshima Shoyo High School Symphonic Band (Japan)
National Junior College String Orchestra(Singapore)
National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Pasir Ris Secondary School Choir (Singapore)
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (USA)
Troubadours, Fountain Valley High School (USA)
Vermont Youth Orchestra (USA)
Wright State University Chamber Orchestra (USA)
Yusof Ishak Secondary School Choir (Singapore)