Established in 2018, the New Hong Kong Philharmonia (NHKP) uses music as a medium to create an impact beyond purely music making and nurtures musicians into society’s compassionate, capable, and responsible leaders. NHKP has dedicated herself to providing local musicians with the opportunities to perform wide-ranging chamber and orchestral repertoires. Through organizing concerts, music tours, and cultural exchange programmes, NHKP seeks to enhance techniques, musicality, and ensembleship of members, while building a collaborative network between the musicians and internationally well-known artists.


Over the years, NHKP has organised many concerts with various renowned artists, including Stefano Pagliani, Bertie Higgins, and Rachel Cheung. In August 2018, the orchestra was invited to participate in Festival Musicale Nel Commune Di Morigerati E Sicilì in Sapri, Italty, where members engaged in a week of masterclasses and performances under the tutelage of Festival's internationally renowned faculty. Furthering the mission of making an impact beyond music, NHKP held a Christmas performance for 60+ elderly and their family at TWGHs Jockey Club Sunshine Complex for the Elderly in December 2018.

Harty Tam

Music Director

Ms. Harty Tam is currently the Music Director for New Hong Kong Philharmonia and the chief conductor of the Appassionato Orchestra, she also conducts several prestige school orchestras in Hong Kong. She has worked with the Bern Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland, the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sokola Symphony Orchestra of Brno in Czech Republic. She is also the Music Director of Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra.

In additional, Tam has been invited to conduct at the Festival Musicale Nel Commune Di Morigerati E Sicili in 2018, and the Scoula Italiana D’Archi International Music Masterclasses in Mantua in 2019.


An orchestral conducting graduate of Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland. She studied conducting with Prof. Dominque Roggen, Prof. Gustav Meier, Tomas Netopil, Prof. Donald Schleicher and Kirk Trevor.

Apart from conducting orchestras, Tam is an active double bassist. She studied performance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the San Francisco Conservatory in the United States. Tam has been the Resident Artist at the British Isles Music Festival in the U.K. In summer, she holds International masterclasses in Italy regularly.

Tam is a passionate music educator. She serves as the Music Director of the Hong Kong Youth Music Festival since 2019. Her goal is to encourage the development of young and talented musicians in Hong Kong.