Notice of Clarification (Release date: 27 February 2020)

To Whom It May Concern,

It has come to our attention that some organisations are taking advantage of the cancellation of the majority of events in the 72nd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. These organisations hold paid-music events which feature the idea of giving feedbacks from professionals for the participants through ‘online video-recordings of performances’. However, they adopt the same Set Pieces Syllabus and the competition Area and Class Code as the 72nd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. We have also received inquiries and information from the public that the promotion materials of some organisations resemble our winner’s pennant.

We would like to clarify that the HKSMSA has made no collaboration with any of these organisations. While we are glad to see the blossoming of music events held by different organisations during the adversity that HK is encountering, we urge for a healthier, more innovative and moral growth in the music events sector. We do not want to see any potential misunderstanding caused which may disappoint the children, parents and music teachers and instructors.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.