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Hong Kong classical music brand Naxos celebrates 25 years

October 18, 2012

by Oliver Chou

Takako and Klaus Heymann, with Colleen Lee and Michael Lynch. Photo: SCMP

Naxos, the recording label that put Hong Kong on the global classical music map, celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Asia Society hall in Admiralty.

Since 1987, the budget-price but quality-assured brand has competed—some say miraculously—with established recording empires that dominate the market with their stars and long-held connections.

Despite its global success, few in the West know of its local origin, including Michael Lynch, chief executive of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. “When I came here 16 months ago, I didn’t know that Naxos was based in this wonderful city. I have felt very guilty ever since,” he told guests at the Wednesday gala, adding he took “great inspiration” from Naxos for “my vision to realise West Kowloon”. Continue reading

Source: South China Morning Post


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