Promote Cross-cultural Collaboration of Music Internationally

Musicus Society and the English Chamber Orchestra collaborate in their first Hong Kong – London Exchange Tour

(28 June 2024 – Hong Kong) Musicus Society is extending its strategic partnership with the world-renowned English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) this summer. The two musical institutions will co-host a week-long cultural exchange tour in London between 3–9 July 2024. Nine bright students aged 11 to 17 have been selected from Musicus’ Ensemble Training program to travel to London, joining UK students in a string ensemble to be coached and guided by musicians from the ECO. The highlight of the tour is a public concert to be held at St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden on Sunday, 7 July 2024.

The tour is designed to promote cross-cultural music collaboration while elevating young students’ performance standards. During the week, students will undergo intensive training and rehearsals, and visit important cultural venues and landmarks, including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal College of Music, Royal Festival Hall, River Thames, and Covent Garden.

General Manager of Musicus Society Wendy Chung said, “For our aspiring musicians, studying with an outstanding orchestra of international fame and gaining cross-cultural exposure with their counterparts from the UK are sure to be an enriching and holistic musical education experience. We hope that immersing in a musical culture abroad will inspire them further.”

English Chamber Orchestra & Musicus Society Hong Kong concert details
Date and Time 7 July 2024 (Sun), 6:30pm (GMT+1) 
Venue  St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9ED
Tickets   Free admission. Advance registration required.
Program Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Holst St. Paul’s Suite
Pachelbel Canon in D
Elgar Serenade for Strings
Piazzolla Libertango
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The tour is sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong), The Tung Foundation and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London.

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About Musicus Society (
Musicus Society was founded by a group of music lovers in 2010 as a registered charity 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 brings 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 to introduce classical music to students from all social backgrounds. Directed and initiated by renowned cellist Trey Lee, Musicus Soloists Hong Kong comprises some of Hong Kong’s top next-generation artists who gather from all over the world. As a leading chamber ensemble, it is focused on representing Hong Kong throughout the world. Musicus Society is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

About the English Chamber Orchestra (
The English Chamber Orchestra has been performing across the UK and globally for over 60 years and is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world. From its beginning, the ECO has worked consistently with the most significant musical figures in classical music starting in 1960 with its first patron Benjamin Britten. The ECO celebrates and builds upon its tradition of maintaining the highest international musical standards, nurturing new talent and focusing on the “best of British” music and musicianship.

The orchestra has toured the UK and abroad with artists such as Benjamin Britten, Daniel Barenboim, Dame Janet Baker, Colin Davis, Placido Domingo, Jacqueline du Pré, Kiri te Kanawa, Yehudi Menuhin, Luciano Pavarotti, Murray Perahia, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn, Karl Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Georg Solti, Mitsuko Uchida, Maxim Vengerov and Pinchas Zukerman. Recent tours have included Bermuda, USA, Mexico, Finland, France, Turkey, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Slovenia and Austria, as well as concerts across the UK and at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Kings Place and Cadogan Hall.