Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, has cancelled this week’s concerts. He has also pulled out of concerts in Dallas and Chicago due to a painful shoulder.
Van Zweden, 53, said his HK cancellation ‘has absolutely nothing to do with the protests’.
His replacement is Moscow’s Vasily Sinaisky.
Hong Kong last week called off its international piano competition due to the unrest.