Jaap van Zweden
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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) has announced that Jaap van Zweden has accepted to extend his Music Director contract for two more years, through the end of the 2023/24 season. This will bring his tenure as Music Director with the orchestra to 12 years. Following his tenure as Music Director, he will hold the title of Conductor Laureate.

Benedikt Fohr, Chief Executive of the HK Phil said, « The 2023/24 season is an important milestone in the orchestra’s history as it will be the 50th anniversary of the HK Phil turning professional. We are excited that the Maestro’s directorship of the HK Phil can be extended for another two years so that he can celebrate such a monumental season with us. »

Jing Wang, Concertmaster of the HK Phil said, « It is our privilege to work with Maestro van Zweden, as he truly brings the best out in everyone. » Lorenzo Iosco, Chair of the Artistic Committee, and Benjamin Moermond, Chair of the Players Committee added, « The HK Phil is proud of its international reputation and the artistic achievements reached with our Music Director Jaap van Zweden. We look forward to continuing this successful partnership with many exciting projects in the coming seasons. »

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