International Youth Music Exchange

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To foster international cultural exchange and to widen the horizon of local young musicians, the Music Office organises 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, the USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, the UK, Israel and cities in Mainland China. Touring performances have been given by:

  • Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra (Taiwan, 2011; Shanghai & Shenyang, 2016;Singapore, 2018),
  • Hong Kong Youth Strings (Austria & Czech, 2012; Slovakia & Czech Republic, 2017)
  • Music Office Youth Choir Chamber Ensemble (Kagoshima, 2012),
  • Music Office Youth Choir (Austria, 2014; Singapore, 2016) and
  • Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band (Jeju, 2013; Taiwan, 2015; Hamamatsu, 2018),
  • Music Office Wind Ensemble (Qingdao, 2014),
  • Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra (Yekaterinburg in Russia, 2015; Daqing, 2017)

The following youth music groups had also visited Hong Kong and participated in the cultural exchange programmes organised by the Music Office:

  • Anderson Junior College Choir (Singapore, 2016)
  • Birmingham Symphonic Winds (UK, 2014)
  • Christ Church Secondary School Choir (Singapore, 2016)
  • Edina High School Concert Band (USA, 2019)
  • Edina High School Orchestra (USA, 2014)
  • Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (USA, 2007)
  • Greenridge Secondary School Band (Singapore, 2007)
  • Kagoshima University Wind Orchestra (Japan, 2019)
  • Kagoshima Prunus Female Choir (Japan, 2014)
  • Kagoshima Prefectural Shoyo High School Symphonic Band (Japan, 2006)
  • Mayflower Secondary School Choir (Singapore, 2016)
  • National Junior College String Orchestra (Singapore, 2016)
  • National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain (UK, 2007)
  • National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (USA, 2015)
  • Pasir Ris Secondary School Choir (Singapore, 2015)
  • Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (USA, 2008)
  • Tainan Municipal East District Chongsyue Elementary School Chinese Orchestra (Taiwan, 2017)
  • Taipei Municipal Tian-Mu Junior High School Symphonic Band (Taiwan, 2017)
  • Tamasek Wind Ensemble (Singapore, 2013)
  • Teck Ghee Primary School Choir (Singapore, 2016)
  • Vermont Youth Orchestra (USA, 2007)
  • Wright State University Chamber Orchestra (USA, 2006)
  • Yusof Ishak Secondary School Choir (Singapore, 2010)