Friday, March 25, 2016

Jaap van Zweden, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden - Music Director

Swire Maestro Series
Pictures At An Exhibition
25 and 26 Mar 2016

This great advertising postcard is postmarked in December, 2015, from Hong Kong.

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Jaap van Zweden (born December 12, 1960 in North Holland) is a Dutch conductor and violinist.  At age 15, he won a violin competition; this allowed him to attend The Juilliard School.  At age 18, Van Zweden became the concertmaster of the Concertgebouw Orchestra—the youngest violinist ever to assume that position, which he held until 1995.

Van Zweden began to work as a conductor after Leonard Bernstein invited him to lead an orchestra rehearsal in Berlin. In January 2016, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra announced that van Zweden will formally take over the orchestra's music directorship in 2018, after appointing him Music Director Designate in the 2017-2018 season.
Landscapes of Hong Kong 
Kang Lau Shek, 3.70

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