Online Roundtable Discussion - 無限亮 No Limits

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Music Without Borders: Music as a Means for Inclusion of Young People with Different Abilities

Featuring a group of local and overseas music educators, musicians with different abilities and professional musicians, the aim of this Online Roundtable Discussion is to share their understanding and experiences of how they increased social inclusion of young people with different abilities through musical engagement.

Date: 9 December 2020 (Wednesday)

Time: 4:00-6:30pm (Registration opens at 3:45pm)

Language: English, Chinese (with Simultaneous Interpretation)

Accessibility services: HK Sign Language Interpretation, Live Captioning in English


Maestro Jaap van Zweden, SBS, co-founder of Papageno Foundation; Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Music Director of the New York Philharmonic
Mrs Aaltje van Zweden, co-founder of Papageno Foundation
A Musical Journey with Children and Young People with Autism through the Works of Papageno Foundation
Dr Ho Pak Cheong, founder of “Budding Well” project; Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital
Mr Chan Ngai Kin, harmonica teacher of “Budding Well” project
Harmonica, a Gateway to Music for the Disabled: Experience Sharing from the “Budding Well” Project in Prince of Wales Hospital Hong Kong
Ms Sophia Woo, percussion player of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Mr Homer Lee, horn player of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannis’ Music Path
Prof Yoshihito Shirai, father of Sayuri Shirai; Biochemical and Systems Engineer, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Sayuri’s Growth and Experience Through Her Marimba Performances
Dr Chan Cheong Jan, ethnomusicologist; member of the Sayuri Trio and teacher of Sayuri Shirai
Sayuri Shirai and Her Way of Music Making
Ms Kinny Chan, music teacher of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tsui Tsin Tong School; Outstanding Arts Teacher Award by HKADC
We are All Unique in Music
Mr Zhao Chen, visually impaired musician and student at UWC Changshu China; Youth Advocate for Digital Rights 2020 by UNICEF China and Tencent
Learning Music for Skills or Learning Skills for Music?


Prof Sharon Choa, Dean of Music, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Arts Accessibility services:

Live Captioning (CART) in English and Hong Kong Sign Language interpretation are available for The “No Limits” Online Roundtable Discussion.

Speakers will give the presentations as clearly as possible and visually describe the key contents of all images and slides used.

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1600 – 1715

Panel 1: Beyond “Right & Wrong” in Music Education

Through the solid experiences of international and local music educators and musicians, this panel discusses the ways to break down the barriers faced by young people with disabilities.

1715 – 1830

Panel 2: Inclusive Learning with Music

Inspired by the families of young people with different abilities, this panel explores the use of music as the means to help build platforms and provide opportunities in our society for inclusion of young people with different abilities.



Panel 1: Beyond “Right & Wrong” in Music Education

Panel 2: Inclusive Learning with Music

Co-presented by

Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Strategic Supporting Partner

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