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Musicus Fest 2015 Takes Cross-Cultural Collaboration to New Heights


Credit Suisse as Lead Partner of Musicus Fest 2015

A local classical music festival that promotes local rising stars through collaboration with international renowned artists
Unique Musicus Heritage concert series that brings audience to visit Hong Kong’s historical sites while immersing in music

In its third edition from November 25 to 29, 2015, Musicus Fest presents a significant embodiment of cross-cultural collaboration in classical music between Hong Kong's rising stars and internationally renowned artists. The acclaimed London Chamber Orchestra and 14 esteemed soloists will be among more than 50 international musicians gathering for Musicus Fest 2015 this November as the event continues to expand the musical horizons of both audiences and artists across the city, presenter Musicus Society said today.

This year the festival is joined by leading global financial services company Credit Suisse as Lead Partner. The cooperation with Credit Suisse gives an encouraging boost to Musicus Fest’s core activities and an expanded Musicus Heritage series in Hong Kong's precious historic sites. "Musicus Fest 2015 will present a plethora of musicians from different countries performing in concerti and chamber music together. Highlights include Hong Kong rising stars Rachel Cheung and Colleen Lee partnering with two internationally revered artists, Italian pianist Bruno Canino and Korean violinist Dong-Suk Kang, in concerti by Mozart and Mendelssohn at the Breguet's Celebration of Excellence Festival Opening on November 27 and Credit Suisse's Finale Concert on November 29 at City Hall," said acclaimed cellist and Musicus Society Artistic Director Trey Lee. In addition, the London Chamber Orchestra, the oldest professional chamber orchestra in the UK and known throughout the world for their performance at the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, will play in both concerts while working with local students under Musicus Inspires! education program sponsored by UNICEF HK.

Lee added, "we are excited to have Born Lau, a very talented young Hong Kong violist who recently won a major prize at the 2014 Primrose International Viola Competition, one of the world’s most important viola competitions." Lau will make his Hong Kong debut in chamber music with esteemed artists, such as pianist Mary Wu (Hong Kong), violinists Priya Mitchell (UK) and Gian Paolo Peloso (Italy), violist Vladimir Mendelssohn (Romania), cellist Elena Cheah (US), clarinetist Michel Lethiec (France), and other local rising stars like pipa player Belle Shiu and cellist Jia Nan. These concerts include Trey Lee & Friends on November 25 and the Chamber Music Gala on November 26, both at the Sheung Wan Civic Centre.

Thanks to the generous support of Credit Suisse this year, Musicus Society will also be able to expand its Musicus Heritage community concert series into an experience for all the senses, including a unique musical tour of the Former Marine Police Headquarters – now a part of Heritage 1881's Hullett House. The tour will showcase compositions inspired by Hullett House from two of Hong Kong's most promising young composers, Roydon Tse and Willis Wong.