City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) enjoys a unique position as one of the most prominent chamber orchestras in the Asian region.
Members are professional musicians who enjoy a busy calendar of concerts and the most diverse music-making in Hong Kong. Currently in its sixteenth season, the CCOHK gives an annual subscription season of concerts specializing in a wide range of chamber-orchestral repertoire from Baroque masterpieces to newly commissioned works. Some of the world’s most prestigious artists have performed with the CCOHK including Sir Neville Marriner, Sir James Galway, Sarah Chang, Julian Lloyd Webber, Dame Emma Kirkby, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Sir Thomas Allen, Alexander Rudin, Daniel Binelli, Michael Chance, Takako Nishizaki, Lu Siqing, Mario Brunello, Christian Lindberg, Karl Jenkins, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vienna Boys' Choir and The King’s Singers.
The CCOHK has also forged exciting collaborations with stars and celebrities such as Dame Edna Everage, Richard Clayderman, Hayley Westenra, Olivia Newton-John, Katherine Jenkins, Jacky Cheung, Sandy Lam, Aska and Robin Gibb. On tour the CCOHK has made its mark in Italy and China, performing at historical locations such as the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing and the San Filippo Teatro in LÁquila (now devastated by earthquake).
Locally the CCOHK has appeared at Le French May, the International Arts Carnival, the Hong Kong International Piano Competition, RTHK Radio 4’s annual Christmas concerts in Hong Kong Park televised by RTHK and the Hong Kong Games televised by TVB. The CCOHK is also regularly seen in collaboration with Hong Kong’s leading choirs and vocalists and in support of young talents in special family events such as The Snowman & The Bear.
In 2012 the CCOHK and Danish recorder virtuoso Michala Petri released English Recorder Concertos on OUR Recordings to international critical acclaim. The CD was selected CD of the week in the German Magazine Klassik Heute and was the only CD voted into RTHK’s 2012 Top Ten Music Headlines. Jean Thorel from Paris was appointed the CCOHK’s first chief conductor in 2008.
In 2009 Leanne Nicholls, founder, artistic director and principal oboist of the CCOHK, was awarded a commendation certificate from the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government for outstanding contributions to the development of arts and cultural activities.
City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong is registered in Hong Kong as a Non-Profit Performing Arts Company
City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council
City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong’s major corporate partner is AEDAS Architects Ltd