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Promoting Music through Cross-cultural Collaboration

Musicus Fest 2020 Successfully Concluded

12.08.2020
Musicus Fest 2020 concluded successfully with overwhelming response. The Musicus Fest reunited internationally-trained, prizewinning young Hong Kong talents from around the world with renowned artists to bring alive repertoire of classical works as well as newly commissioned works. Led by Artistic Director and world renowned cellist Trey Lee, a series of concerts took place at Tai Kwun, Po Leung Kuk Main Building, as well as the Hong Kong City Hall during 15-28 November 2020.
 
The Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive concerts featured cellist Trey Lee, pianists Rachel Cheung and Colleen Lee, as well as talented musicians of Western and Chinese music, performed works by Beethoven, Arensky, Rossini and Piazzolla. The concerts also presented commissioned works by young Hong Kong composers whose works were inspired by the history of Tai Kwun and Po Leung Kuk. Audiences also gained insights to the history of the heritages sites through free guided tours.
 
Six Young Artist Audition prizewinners showcased their virtuosic capabilities in some of the most challenging repertoire by Waxman, Ysaÿe, Bottesini, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Wieniawski respectively in the Young Artist Showcase. At the Musicus Society’s 10th Anniversary Gala, cellist Trey Lee performed with one of Asia’s leading jazz guitarists, Eugene Pao, to reprise Trey’s radical reimagining of Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The concert also featured the Musicus Anniversary Ensemble with internationally feted teenage prodigy violinists Hannah Tam and Wong Pui-ying. Each partnered a Young Artist Audition prizewinner, Cherry Yeung and Matthew Chin in a Vivaldi concerto for two violins.
 
Financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Musicus Society gratefully acknowledges its visionary partners for Musicus Fest, including the Bank of China (Hong Kong) and The Tung Foundation. The Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive program is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.