Welcome to Paulus Hook Music Foundation’s official website.

The Paulus Hook Music Foundation was established in 2016 to promote classical music in the NY/NJ metropolitan area through concerts and educational programs. Started by two long-time residents of Paulus Hook and avid supporters of classical music, Hansen Chiang and Qianci Liu. The mission of the foundation is to serve and educate the public with classical music while supporting aspiring musicians.

The foundation sponsors New York Big Apple Music Festival, New York Contemporary Music Competition and New York International Symphony Orchestra.

The Paulus Hook Music Foundation is authorized by Manhattan School of Music to serve as the designated platform for the release of information about the Manhattan School of Music in Chinese and alumni news from China.


The Big Apple Music Festival shall be back in 2023 summer.