Yannick’s sidekick lands cover job

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed Lio Kuokman as Resident Conductor, effective immediately, presumably to cover for music director Jaap Van Zweden who may not be back for a while in the Covid winter.

Kuokman, 39 and a Hong Kong citizen, has been Assistant Conductor to Yannick Nézet-Seguin at the Philadelphia Orchestra and is also programme director of the Macao International Music Festival.