Symphony Orchestra (SO)


What is SO?

Tailor-made for young players at a more advanced level, the Symphony Orchestra (SO) is for players who have obtained ABRSM Grade 8 or above and equivalent, and plenty of orchestral experience. Members are further exposed to an extensive range of challenging orchestral repertoire through weekly rehearsals, and have collaborated with internationally renowned masters such as violinist Lin Cho-liang, Lu Siqing, cellist Wang Jian, pianist Michelle Kim, maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr Yang Li of the Central Conservatory of Music of Beijing, as well as theatrical artists from Magic Circle Mime Co. from U.S, amongst others. Players are also offered more performing opportunities, through which they learn the importance of perseverance in achieving artistic excellence.

MYO members undergo music training at various music institutes and perform around the globe in summer. They are stimulated by different learning cultures, motivated to self-explore, and inspired to experience again the joy of music learning by partaking in music festivals, in which they could learn from orchestras from other countries. The MYO has visited Austria, UK, Beijing, Tianjiang, Shanghai and Japan and was honoured to be invited to perform at the prestigious Musikverein in 2012 & 2013.

Besides pursuing artistic excellence, the orchestra continues to encourage and ignite the souls of people from all walks of life by joining hands with numerous inspirational artists, like limbless life warrior Nick Vujicic, one-handed violinist Adrian Anantawan, (Canada/ U.S.), four-fingered pianists Lee Hee-Ah (Korea), local blind singer Pinky Li, visually impaired pianist Lee Hin and autistic pianist Lau Chi Ming.

Members perform sophisticated repertoire in a variety of performance platforms, not only in concerts with world-class musicians and conductors, but also in our flash mob performances in the past two seasons, bringing music to serve the community.

Level
ABRSM Grade 8 or above

Rehearsal Schedule
Fridays 7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Rehearsal Venue
HK Cultural Centre Rehearsal Room