Promote Cross-cultural Collaboration of Music Internationally

Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive weaves through the classics and modern music in heritage sites

With the support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Musicus Society will present two concert series at Tai Kwun and The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in November and December 2021 respectively. Musicus’ Artistic Director and renowned cellist Trey Lee will be joined by overseas virtuosi and local artists in these heritage concerts which hopes to awaken Hong Kong’s history with music.

Trey Lee and brilliant local musicians return to Tai Kwun

A total of three concerts will be staged at Tai Kwun’s indoor and outdoor areas on 27 and 28 November, 2021. At the two free concerts on 27 November at the Laundry Steps, each will present an unconventional work. The first concert will stage the world's premiere of Over Time by Musicus Society’s Call for Scores winner Luk Wai-chun. Inspired by the history of Tai Kwun during Luk's Artist-in-Residence program, this work incorporates both Chinese and Western instruments with electronics. The second concert features Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s Nymphéa, a work originally commissioned by the Lincoln Center for string quartet and electronics.

Award-winning pianists Rachel Cheung and Colleen Lee will be joining Trey Lee and his ensemble at the JC Cube concert on Sunday, 28 November. Three Austro-German classics by Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms, all with a fascinating underlying linkage to patronage of music and the arts, will be presented to underline the importance of cultural patronage on the development of art.


Artistic Director/Cello: Trey Lee
Viola: Caleb Wong
Dizi: Kung Wai-kin #
Violin: Brian Choi, Fan Hiu-sing, Nina Wong #
Pipa: Belle Shiu #
Percussion: Alvin Chan #
 Piano: Rachel Cheung*, Colleen Lee*
# Appearing on 27 Nov only | * Appearing on 28 Nov only

 Concert 1 27 Nov 2021 (Sat) Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
 3pm Luk Wai-chun Over Time (world première)
 Concert 2 27 Nov 2021 (Sat) Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
4:30pm  Kaija Saariaho Nymphéa (Water Lily)
Register online for free tickets at POPTICKET ( Guided tour with limited capacity is available on a first-come, first-serviced basis.
 Concert 3 28 Nov 2021 (Sun) JC Cube, Tai Kwun
3pm Haydn Piano Trio in C, Hob. XV:21
  Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op. 70, No. 1, Ghost
  Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Tickets at $220 are now available at URBTIX (

An extraordinary musical journey at the University of Chicago Hong Kong campus at Mount Davis

Inspired by architect Bing Thom’s campus design concept of “Treehouse of Knowledge”, this concert series on 4-5 December at The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus features a unique program that illustrates the genius of J.S. Bach and how his music has influenced centuries of composers from the early days to the mid-20th century.

Six concerts featuring international virtuosi and such exceptional Hong Kong artists as pianist Rachel Cheung and violinists Brian Choi and Fan Hiu-sing will be held at the gorgeous heritage site.

The series kicks off with the first concert featuring J.S. Bach’s Inventions arranged for String Trio, followed by the second concert performing Haydn’s Sunrise Quartet and a third presenting two works by Bach’s son C.P.E. Bach and Mozart. On the second day, the composer’s influence will be exemplified by another three concerts featuring works of Central, Western and Eastern Europe. The concert series at The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong will also open the Musicus Fest 2021.


Artistic Director/ Cello: Trey Lee
Violin:  Francis Chik | Brian Choi | Chow Yip-wai | Fan Hiu-sing | Elissa Lee        
Viola:  Cass Ho^ | Richard Wolfe | Caleb Wong     
Cello: Hila Karni | Cheng Yan-ho          
Piano: Rachel Cheung^
^ Appearing on 5 Dec only

About the Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Programme
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust in 2019, Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive is a 3-year program to promote music through heritage. A year-long heritage activities include master classes, school visits, tailored-made performances and heritage guided tours. In addition to serving as a platform for international artists to nurture local musicians and young talents, the program also creates an enriched and meaningful concert experience for the public at large.
About Musicus Society (
The Musicus Society was founded in 2010 as a registered charity under the vision of renowned cellist Trey Lee, with a mission to promote music and music education through cross-cultural collaboration between local and overseas artists. Apart from the annual Musicus Fest, which provides a meeting point for artists from across the world, the Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series bring world-class artists to local heritage sites. Moreover, Musicus Inspires! Educational program aims to nurture aspiring young musicians in Hong Kong, as well as to cultivate students from all social backgrounds. Musicus Society is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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