Korean Consul General Kim, Weon-Jin, Canadian Consul General Jeff Nankivell, Lee Hysan Foundation president Cecilia Ho, HK Philharmonic chairman YS Liu, All the performers of the evening including Sejong Soloists and Jing Wang (concertmaster of HK Phil), Richard Bamping (HK Phil cello principal), Andrew Ling (HK Phil Viola principal), violinist Yingna Zhao, Rami Yoo and Korean Cultural Center Director Park Jong-Taek. Photo credit: HKGNA

 
Hong Kong Generation Next Arts, HKGNA held its 5th edition of the HKGNA Music Festival this year, featuring renowned artists from around the world on 19-27 October 2018. 
 
On Friday 19th October evening, Grammy award-winning violinist James Ehnes performed with pianist Andrew Armstrong. There was a great welcoming speech by Ms Michelle Kim, founder of HKGNA then followed by a speech from the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Cherry Tse and Consul General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao, Jeff Nankivell.
 
“An Evening of Strings” was held on Saturday 27th October featuring Sejong Soloists, Violinist William Wei, Violist Paul Laraia, Cellist Na-Young Baek, they were joined by Hong Kong’s best string players, Violinist Jing Wang, Yingna Zhao, Rami Yoo, Violist Andrew Ling, and Cellist Richard Bamping.
 

Violinist James Ehnes and pianist Andrew Armstrong. Photo credit: HKGNA

Evening of Strings concert with Sejong Soloists and HK’s celebrated artists(HK Phil concertmaster and principals). Photo credit: HKGNA

From left to right, Consul General Nankivell, Permanent secretary for Home Affairs Mrs. Cherry Tse, Violinist James Ehnes, Pianist Andrew Armstrong and Michelle Kim. Photo credit: HKGNA

From left to right: Thomas Chai, Michelle Kim and HK Philharmonic Chairman YS Liu and Mrs. Liane Liu. Photo credit: HKGNA