Jaap van Zweden on a reset for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, a rethink of his globetrotting lifestyle, and saving his father’s life

//Jaap van Zweden on a reset for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, a rethink of his globetrotting lifestyle, and saving his father’s life

Jaap van Zweden on a reset for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, a rethink of his globetrotting lifestyle, and saving his father’s life

At the end of a discussion about plague, quarantine and the problems of constricted life, Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, is asked a casual question about his father, now aged 94 and living in the Netherlands.“Still playing piano,” replies the maestro, 60. “He had a very rough year, actually, because he had a heart attack. I had to reanimate him myself.”What? He waves his fingers in helpful demonstration, massaging the silent air of a Peninsula suite. …

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