Van Zweeden under attack for private oligarch concertmain
The Hong Kong Phil is back in the limelight, again for the wrong reasons.
Local politicians want to know why the orchestra gave a private concert on tour in the Amsterdam home of a Dutch billionaire’s wife, Gert-Jan Kramer. The couple are close friends of HK’s busy music director, Jaap van Zweeden.
The HK Phil receives half its funding from the HK government. It’s not a rich man’s toy.