The Hong Kong Philharmonic is the largest symphony orchestra in Hobg Kong, First established in 1947 as an amateur orchestra under the name Sino-British Orchestra, it was renamed to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 1957 and became a professional orchestra in 1974 under the funding of the government. The HK Philharmonic has a community outreach program in Hong Kong to promote the love of music.
The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) was established in 2003 with a well-defined twin focus: to recognise the growing wealth of contemporary art talent in Asia, and bring the proven benefits of expressive arts to underprivileged children. The beauty of our model is that we are able to achieve both goals in an eminently sustainable way. The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, now recognised as the most prestigious prize in its field and region, raises funds by auctioning those artworks that reach the final stage of the competition. The proceeds are then shared equally between the artists and the Foundation, to be used for our charitable projects across Asia.