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The Orchestra Academy Hong Kong (TOA)

The Orchestra Academy Hong Kong is the first joint programme co-directed by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) and the School of Music of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), funded by “TrustTomorrow” of The Swire Group Charitable Trust (Swire Trust) with a promising sponsorship of approximately HK$9 million over a 3-year period. The programme, consisting of two schemes namely Fellowship Programme and Young Pro Platform, aims at enhancing professional training for distinguished graduates from HKAPA’s School of Music and facilitating their career development in the orchestral field. Those who are admitted to The Orchestra Academy will contribute their talents to the community through volunteering opportunities.

2022/23 Season Audition


  • Up to 6 Fellows will undergo an intensive orchestral training over one season
  • Around 70% programme participation in orchestral services with the HK Phil. It includes observing and attending the orchestra rehearsals and concerts, as well as performing alongside with HK Phil musicians 
  • Around 30% programme engagement in chamber music, masterclasses, audition training and workshops 
  • Participation in mentorship scheme with an assigned HK Phil musician
  • Contribute talents to society through volunteering opportunities
  • Monthly stipend over one season (Sep 2022 - Jul 2023)



HKAPA music graduates of full-time degree

30 years old or under (as of 31 January 2022)


Deadline for Application: 31 January 2022 (Mon) 11:59pm



1st round (video): 31 January 2022

2nd round (live/online*): March - April 2022

*for overseas candidates


  • Up to 25 elite musicians will take part in concert programming and performance 
  • 2 full ensemble concerts and a series of chamber music concerts
  • Invited to attend TOA masterclasses, workshops and lectures
  • Selected players to participate in HK Phil educational and community concerts
  • Contribute talents to society through volunteering opportunities
  • Project based renumeration



HKAPA music graduates of full-time degree (no age limit)


Deadline for Application: 28 February 2022 (Mon) 11:59pm



1st round (video): 28 February 2022

2nd round (live/online*): April - May 2022

*for overseas candidates


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