About Hong Kong String Orchestra


Grow Young Musicians | Give Joy of Music

We aim to give the joy of music appreciation to all Hong Kong people through growing local young music graduates to pursue their dreams of becoming professional musicians and performing on stage.


• To enhance Hong Kong’s music ecology by bridging the career gap between music graduates and professional musician

• To nurture and engage home grown music talents in the music sector in order to establish Hong Kong as the hub of international art and cultural city

• To pave the way of gifted local young music graduates towards a professional career by our unique mentorship programme

• To give the joy of music to Hong Kong people’s life

Hong Kong String Orchestra (HKSO), founded by Virtuoso Yao Jue BBS, JP., has achieved significant recognition locally and internationally for its “music uniqueness fusing Eastern and Western influences”. HKSO strives to expand musical horizon andpromote new music, since its establishment, it has become a string orchestra with the best local strings elites in Hong Kong. Since 2013, the Orchestra has been enjoyed successful artistic collaborations with array of international musicians and groups, including Tan Dun, Sarah Chang, Qin Li-wei, Hayley Westenra, David Ehrlich, Andrés Cárdenes,Suk Chamber Orchestra etc.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director YaoJue, HKSO showcases the talents to audience all over the world. On tour, HKSO has been represented Hong Kong for the celebration of the 20th Anniversary ofthe Establishment of HKSAR and invited to perform in many different countries and cities such as the U.S., Finland, Sweden etc. The Orchestra has been invited to participate in the 19th China Shanghai International Arts Festival, the China International Youth Arts Festival etc. and perform at the concert hall in the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts.

HKSO continues to cultivate strong bonds among music students, gifted players and international maestros in order to create avirtuous circle of success in the music sector. Being the first to launch musical project lining up eight local universities, partnering with Youku to do the first live video streaming allows over 280,000 audiences from around the globe to participate the interactive masterclass by Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun etc.,the Orchestra has won widespread praise. In May 2018, HKSO breaks the Guinness World Records of “the Largest String Instrument Ensemble”. In September of the same year, HKSO was honoured to be the only performing group at the opening ceremony of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Hong Kong Section).