Annual Academy Ball fundraiser a star-studded success

#LikeInAMovie was the theme of the annual Academy Ball

The annual Academy Ball is one of the key charity events on Hong Kong high society’s social calendar, and this year’s #LIKEINAMOVIE-themed party did not disappoint. Over 400 donors and supporters of the Academy of Performing Arts (APA) turned up for the exclusive fundraising gala including guest of honour HKSAR Financial Secretary Paul Chan.

Other A-list attendees included Charmaine Ho, Sabrina Ho, Harris Chan, Jonathan Cheung, Rosamund Kwan, Brandon Chau, Kathy Chow, Angela Leong  and many more.

Pianist Yundi Li and Stanley Ho's son Mario performed lovely duets at the Academy Gala

Held in order to raise scholarship funds for outstanding APA students, last week’s Academy Ball featured live performances by renowned pianist Yundi Li, Mario Ho and May Lui. Academy students also showcased their talents, performing a dance tribute to six classic movie musicals.

The evening culminated in a charity auction featuring 13 high-end items donated by luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre (the Academy Ball’s title sponsor), Poly Auction and other generous patrons.

APA Council Chairman Stephen Chow Chun-kay, Director Adrian Walter and Executive Chairwoman Winnie Chiu were thrilled by the turn out and by the generosity of this year’s Academy Ball attendees.