Promote Cross-cultural Collaboration of Music Internationally

London Chamber Orchestra to perform with Musicus Society in a reunion eight years on from their previous collaboration

(12 April 2023, Hong Kong) The renowned London Chamber Orchestra (UK) (LCO) is to perform on stage in Hong Kong with Musicus Society’s Trey Lee and young musicians of Musicus Soloists Hong Kong. The concerts, titled Planting Music, will run from 12 to 14 May at Tai Kwun. It is the third concert and guided-tour program of the Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories, a three-year project that began in 2022 with funding support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. 

Musicus Society reunites with the London Chamber Orchestra

Musicus Society brings a host of fantastic international musicians together in Planting Music, and particularly looks forward to welcoming the LCO back to Hong Kong. The LCO, which last joined a Musicus program for Musicus Fest 2015, is the longest-standing professional chamber orchestra in the UK and recently celebrated its centenary. Notably, they performed at the Royal Wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales. Music Director and Principal Conductor Christopher Warren-Green and orchestra members will collaborate with Musicus young artists, and perform works ranging from the Baroque period to the 20th century, inviting audiences on a journey to appreciate the role played by trees in helping us make music.

Join us for a unique program blending excellent music and Chinese painting

This concert series takes inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of Tai Kwun, from its trees, the echo of which redounds through the wood of the beautiful instruments the musicians play, and which have stood the test of time and endured great adversity. For this series, Musicus has commissioned Chinese calligraphy artist and painter Chui Pui-chee to produce a new painting inspired by this very theme, showcasing his interpretation of classical ink art and which will be displayed exclusively at our concerts.

Musicus is also honored to host acclaimed violinist Bradley Creswick as concertmaster for these performances. Creswick recently stepped down after serving as leader of the Royal Northern Sinfonia (UK) since the 1980s, but he still maintains regular appearances around the country and internationally. Musicus is delighted to invite him to teach a masterclass on 13 May. Enrolment and audit details can be found here.

Ticketed Concert | $300 
JC Cube, Tai Kwun                                                            
8:00pm, 13.5.2023 (Sat) 
Mozart       Divertimento in D, K. 136, Salzburg Symphony No.1 
Vivaldi Cello Concerto in C minor, RV 401
Biber Battalia à 10 in D, C61
Suk Serenade in E-flat for Strings, Op. 6
Performers Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
Cello Soloist: Trey Lee
Concertmaster: Bradley Creswick
First Violin: Rosemary Warren-Green, Eunsley Park, Angela Chan, Fan Hiu-sing
Second Violin: Charles Sewart*, Georgina Leo, Jeremy Hao, Anthony Poon, Blues Zhang
Viola: Edward Vanderspar*, Mariam Ruetschi, Lee Yat, Annis Ma
Cellos: Cheng Yan-ho, Jia Nan
Double Bass: Dominic Law
Harpsichord: David Chung
Duration of the concert is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including an intermission. Tickets are now available at URBTIX (

Free Concerts | JC Cube, Tai Kwun 8:00pm, 12.5.2022 (Fri) 
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op. 33, No. 3, Hob. III:39, The Bird
Performers Violins: Angela Chan, Fan Hiu-sing
Viola: Edward Vanderspar
Cello: Jia Nan

Free Concerts | JC Cube, Tai Kwun 2:30pm, 14.5.2023 (Sun) 
C.P.E. Bach Trio Sonata in C, Wq. 149, H. 573                               
Handel  Trio Sonata in C, HWV 403
Performers Violin: Bradley Creswick, Fan Hiu-sing
Cello: Letty Poon
Harpsichord: David Chung

Free Concerts | JC Cube, Tai Kwun  4:30pm, 14.5.2023 (Sun)                                         
C.P.E. Bach Trio Sonata in A, Wq. 146, H. 570
Performers Violins: Bradley Creswick, Jeremy Hao
Cello: Letty Poon
Harpsichord: David Chung
Handel Trio Sonata in G, Op. 5, No. 4, HWV 399
Performers Violins: Bradley Creswick, Jeremy Hao
Viola: Edward Vanderspar
Cello: Letty Poon
Harpsichord: David Chung
Duration of each program is approximately 30 minutes, without intermission. Free tickets are now available at POPTICKET with the option to register for the post-concert Heritage Guided Tours in Cantonese held at 3:00pm and 5:00pm on 14 May. Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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About Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust since 2019, Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive program has promoted music at heritage sites through special performances and outreach activities. The program also enhances the public’s knowledge of Hong Kong’s culture and history by presenting concerts that reflect their heritage settings, giving people an understanding of the layers of a global city — the relationship of a people with historical sites and the stories behind them. In addition to this, it also serves as a platform for international artists to collaborate with our own young talents, to bring their artistry to new heights. This program won the Star of Outstanding Award at the 2022 Global Awards for World Heritage Education Innovative Cases on an international online sharing forum. The forum was organized by the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research-Asia and Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO. 

Having met with a positive response from audiences and the community, Musicus is supported by funding from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust in summer 2022 for another three years, with the project named as Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Stories. The new series invites composers and artists from other art forms to take part, presenting new perspectives on historical sites. The series also includes heritage guided tours, artist residencies and school tours designed to benefit concert audiences, students and the community at large.

About Tai Kwun (
Tai Kwun is Hong Kong’s Centre for Heritage and Arts — a cultural destination for inspiration, stimulation and enjoyment. Tai Kwun aspires to offer the best heritage and arts experiences, and to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, performing arts and history in the community. Tai Kwun invites all visitors on a journey of discovery that unites multiple genres of arts, heritage, culture and lifestyle in Hong Kong.

Here, visitors will discover the rich heritage of the site through the thematic exhibitions and immersive public programs that explore Hong Kong’s history and culture, alongside a multitude of vibrant and inclusive contemporary art presentations and performing arts offerings all year round.

About Musicus Society (
Musicus Society was founded by a group of music lovers in 2010 under the vision of renowned cellist Trey Lee, with a mission to promote cross-cultural collaboration of music internationally. 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, the Musicus Inspires! Educational program aims to nurture aspiring young musicians in Hong Kong, as well as cultivating students from all social backgrounds. Directed and initiated by renowned cellist Trey Lee, Musicus Soloists Hong Kong (MSHK) is comprised of some of Hong Kong’s top next-generation artists who are based all over the world. They are focused on becoming a leading chamber ensemble representing Hong Kong internationally. Musicus Society is a registered charity and financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.