Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra was established in 1976 by a group of international musicians living in Hong Kong. Nowadays our players consist of professional musicians graduated from local and overseas music academies and universities, professional music teachers, and experienced musicians. As a non-profit making orchestra aiming at promoting music, we usually give free admissions to smaller concerts to music lovers whenever budget allows. Our musicians enjoy the freedom in choosing our repertoire without commercial burden, and perform music which may not be popularly known but still musically interesting.
We have a wide coverage of repertoire from the baroque to the romantic period, from chamber work such as quartets and sextets, to small ensemble such as Bach Cantatas, Haydn and Mozart work, to larger scale symphonic work such as Brahms and Verdi. At times, we commission work from home-grown local composers. We also gave the Hong Kong premiere of Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen in June 2005.
We enjoy collaboration with local and overseas musicians who share similar objectives of ours. Previous exciting engagements include Siam Philharmonic, Malaysian conductor Eugene Pook, soprano Nancy Yuen, and pianist Stephen Hung.
香港室樂團是由一群居港的外籍音樂演奏者於一九七六年創立。 時至今日，樂團成員已包括本地和外國主修音樂演奏的專業樂手、專業音樂老師和有豐富經驗的樂手。 作為一個非牟利團體，樂團致力推動普及本地音樂文化。香港室樂團常在經費許可下舉辨小型免費音樂會; 在沒有票房壓力的情況下，樂手亦能演奏悦耳卻又不常接觸的曲目。