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Promoting Music through Cross-cultural Collaboration
To play with an orchestra taught me musicianship and the art of ensemble playing. You learn what it takes to be a professional musician. It’s not all about skills but learning the feeling of the music and sharing it with the audience. This was the most treasured memory I have of the scheme.
Janice Yip
2013 Ensemble Training participant
Ensemble Training offers a one-of-a-kind musical experience which enables students to learn from world-class orchestral musicians and to perform side-by-side with their mentors in concert. Qualified students will receive intensive coaching on Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Op. 40, from Artistic Director Trey Lee, Musicus Fest musicians, and the celebrated Trondheim Soloists. Admitted students will participate in the following:
  • Sectional training and full orchestra rehearsals coached by members of the Trondheim Soloists
  • Performance with the Trondheim Soloists in the Musicus Fest 2018 Finale Concert at Hong Kong City Hall
  • Master Classes given by distinguished artists
  • Opportunity to be invited to take part in musical training and performance in Trondheim, Norway in early February of 2019#
#A few admitted students will be selected by the Trondheim Soloists to take part in the overseas training. Details and fees to be announced later.

Supported by The Tung Foundation and Bank of China (Hong Kong)

How to apply Ensemble Training*

 Hong Kong residents and full-time students (no age limit)
program fee 
 HK$1,000 per student
 violin,viola, cello, double bass
Audition and Application
STEP 1  
Upload 5-10 minutes of a sonata/concerto (with or without piano accompaniment) from the standard Baroque/Classical/Romantic repertoire; OR a solo Bach work
 STEP 3  
Complete and submit your online application form with the YouTube link 

How to apply Master Class*

Only for admitted Ensemble Training participants 
program fee
 No additional fees for Ensemble Training participants
violin, viola, cello 
Audition and Application
While completing the Ensemble Training online form, indicate your interest in joining the masterclass
Upload another 5-10 minute excerpt of a standard concerto of your own choice onto YouTube (if you are submitting a concerto under Ensemble Training Audition and Application, you can choose to submit another concerto, or an additional 5 – 10 minute excerpt from the same concerto.)
Complete and submit your online application form with both YouTube links
* Before submitting an application, please read the Terms and Disclaimer carefully. Successful applicants are required to attend all events of the Ensemble Training program, including master class, rehearsals, and the Finale concert. Need-based financial aid is available for qualified participants.

Important Dates

Master Class &
Sectional rehearsal
9.11.2018 (Fri) Late afternoon & evening
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
sectional training &
full orchestral rehearsal
13.11.2018 (Tue) Late afternoon & evening
17.11.2018 (Sat) Morning & afternoon
Hong Kong Cultural Centre 
Dress rehearsal &
18.11.2018 (Sun) Matinee performance
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall 

The Ensemble Training 2018 application is now closed. Selected students include:

1st violins 
  • Abigail Arnold
  • Alexander Arnold
  • Veronica Chen
  • Ian Cheung
  • So Wing-chi, Gisselle
  • Charlotte Wong
  • Yeung Nga-yin, Flora
  • Janice Yip
2nd violins
  • Tiffany Chan
  • Milla J. Cheung
  • Lai Hiu-ying, Margarita
  • Davinia Poon
  • Tang Lap-tin
  • Tin Chun-kit, Ernest
  • Xinran Tong
  • Wong Si-wing, Nicole
  • Chan Chun-yi, Amanda
  • Sean Lee
  • Yiu Wing-yiu, Winnie
  • Chan Nok-him
  • Chelsea Kim Hwang
  • Lau Cheuk-wing, Cherine
  • Lee Lok-yu, Vienna
  • Yu Ka-yuk, Regina
Double bass
  • Chan Ho-yan, Grace

* Names in alphabetical order