CUHK 60th Anniversary: Yo-Yo Ma & HK Phil
8 Nov 2023
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets: Tickets will be available on the HK Phil website in July. Details will be announced on its website.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), renowned cellist Dr Yo-Yo Ma has been invited to perform in Hong Kong in November. The open concert is one of the major events to celebrate CUHK’s 60th anniversary. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil)’s Music Director Mr Jaap van Zweden will conduct the performance.
World-renowned cellist Dr Yo-Yo Ma was born in Paris. His father was a music educator and his mother a mezzo-soprano. Dr Ma has shown his musical talent since childhood, beginning his musical journey with the cello when he was four, giving a public performance at the University of Paris at the age of six and making his Carnegie Hall debut at nine. Dr Ma has performed for US President Dwight D. Eisenhower and President John F. Kennedy and his wife in the White House. He has recorded more than 90 albums and won 18 Grammy Awards, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2020. In 1993, CUHK, during its 30th anniversary, conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Literature, honoris causa.
To commemorate this special occasion, CUHK will host a pre-concert talk at CUHK Lee Hysan Concert Hall on 1 August (Tuesday) night. Chairman of CUHK’s Department of Music Professor Frederick Lau and HK Phil’s Director of Marketing Mr Dennis Wu will share their views about Dr Yo-Yo Ma’s music and life. Details will be announced on CUHK website.