Promote Cross-cultural Collaboration of Music Internationally

Trey Lee leads Musicus Soloists Hong Kong in their Germany and international debut this April

(6 April 2023, Hong Kong) Aiming to become a leading chamber ensemble representing Hong Kong on the global stage, Musicus Soloists Hong Kong (MSHK) will make their overseas debut in April 2023. Three “Bauhaus @Hong Kong” concerts take these emerging artists to meet international audiences in unique venues in Weimar and Berlin, Germany, and explore the significant influence of German music and architecture. Joining the ensemble on tour are soloist Trey Lee (cello) and prominent European musicians including guest concertmaster and artistic director Florian Donderer (first violinist of the Signum Quartet), Paul Pesthy, and Konstantin Pfiz (former principal cellist of Mahler Chamber Orchestra). 

Trey Lee, Artistic Director of Musicus Society and MSHK, said, “We embark on our first international concert tour to the German cities of Berlin and Weimar. The inspiration for the concerts in Weimar comes from a unique connection between Germany and Hong Kong through the architectural heritage of Bauhaus in both cities. The tour ends in the historic Konzerthaus of Berlin—a rare opportunity for MSHK to make a mark in the music world on its first international tour!” 

Emerging Hong Kong artists to perform with celebrated musicians

Formed by some of Hong Kong’s most gifted young musical artists, MSHK was officially introduced at the 2022 Musicus Fest 10th Anniversary Concert. They further Musicus Society’s mission to promote cross-cultural collaboration of music as the next generation of talent. Many of them are brilliant young artists discovered in previous editions of Musicus Society’s Young Artist Audition, who are often outstanding soloists and chamber musicians already in their own right.

The concert programs for “Bauhaus @Hong Kong” feature string quartet, sextet and chamber orchestral music by composers ranging from Bach to Hindemith. Up-and-coming MSHK players will collaborate with acclaimed German musicians to trace musical and Bauhaus design connections between the two places.

MSHK is excited to travel to Weimar, the founding place of the Bauhaus movement, as their first stop of international appearances. And opening the Berlin and Weimar concerts, Trey Lee also joins a talk about the influence of Bauhaus architecture in Hong Kong, with academics such as architect Peter Benz from Bauhaus University Weimar (who had held teaching and directorial positions in Hong Kong for several years) as moderator.

Bauhaus @Hong Kong concert details
 Concert 1   
 Programme Hindemith, Richard Strauss and Bach
 Date  18 April 2023 (Tue)
 Time  7pm
 Venue  Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

 Concert 2  
 Programme   Hindemith, Stravinsky and Piazzolla (arr. Trey Lee)
 Date  20 April 2023 (Thu)
 Time  6pm (doors open 5:30pm)
 Venue  Bauhaus Museum Weimar
The concerts on 18 and 20 April 2023 in Weimar are sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) and The Tung Foundation.

 Concert 3  
 Programme  Mendelssohn, Hindemith, Stravinsky and Piazzolla (arr. Trey Lee)
 Date  21 April 2023 (Fri)
 Time  8pm 
 Venue   Konzerthaus Berlin
The concert in Berlin is sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) and The Tung Foundation, and generously supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin.

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Musicus Soloists Hong Kong | Artistic Director & Cellist: Trey Lee
FIRST VIOLIN | Florian Donderer (Guest Concertmaster)^, Angela Chan, Wong Pui Ying, Jonathan Leung
SECOND VIOLIN | Anthony Poon, Hannah Tam, Matthew Chin, Nina Wong
VIOLAS | Paul Pesthy^, Jeremy Hao, Lee Yat
CELLOS | Konstantin Pfiz^, Yehjin Chun^
BASS | Dominic Law
CLARINET | Thorsten Johanns^
^ Guest appearance

About Musicus Soloists Hong Kong
Directed and initiated by renowned cellist Trey Lee, Musicus Soloists Hong Kong (MSHK) comprises some of the best Hong Kong’s next-generation artists, who come together from all over the world. MSHK’s mission is to become a leading chamber ensemble representing the city on the international scene.

For several years now, Musicus Society has been promoting cross-cultural collaboration of music between leading local and international artists through performances, while nurturing the next generation of talent.

The establishment of MSHK will deepen the Society’s commitment in developing the long-term artistic growth of Hong Kong’s musical talent. Through performances and collaborations with preeminent international artists in Hong Kong and abroad, MSHK gives these highly gifted young artists the opportunity to develop their leadership in ensemble and chamber music performance.

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. Musicus Society is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.