The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong Composers Scheme

Grace Bailey

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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to partner with The Robert H. N. Ho Family Hong Kong Foundation to present the Hong Kong Composers Scheme. This prestigious programme aims to identify and cultivate emerging local composers by offering them a unique platform to refine and deepen their skills in orchestral writing, and to have their works performed by one of Asia’s foremost orchestras.

Each season, the Scheme selects four to six exceptional local composers to work alongside an acclaimed international composer on a new 3-4 minute orchestral piece. This engaging and dynamic collaboration culminates in a public workshop and showcase in May 2024, featuring the newly created works performed by the Hong Kong Phil. One outstanding composer amongst the group will then be honoured with a commission to create a new work for the HK Phil’s 2024/25 season.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and The Robert H. N. Ho Family Hong Kong Foundation are proud to support emerging talent and look forward to showcasing the creative voices of the future in Hong Kong’s vibrant classical music scene.


Scheme Details

OCT 2023 Information Day, Workshop, and Meet the Mentor
NOV 2023 Submit Composition Ideas and Outline
JAN 2024 Score Submission (1st draft)


3 3 3 3 – 4 3 3 1 – timp+2 – harp – strings

MAR 2024 Score Submission (2nd draft)
25 MAY 2024 Public Working Session and Showcase with the HK Phil*

(*Selected composers are required to attend these events)


2023/24 Guest Composer/Mentor

Christian Mason



Aged 35 or under (as at 1 March 2023)

Hong Kong permanent resident

No prior commission works for a professional orchestra



Please submit completed application form and the required documents below via email to by the application deadline of 12:00 noon 8 September 2023 (HKT)


For application details, please visit

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