Musicus Society, founded in 2010 by cellist Trey Lee, aims to promote music and its education through cross-cultural collaboration.
The Society’s core activities include:
- Cross-cultural collaborations between local and overseas artists
- Commissioning of new music based on Chinese culture
- Support of music education for students of all social backgrounds to foster future cultural ambassadors from Hong Kong
Trey Lee has been described as a “superb cellist” by the late conductor Lorin Maazel and a “miracle” by Gramophone. He has worked with conductors, composers and orchestras worldwide such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Leonard Slatkin, Philharmonic Orchestra Radio France and BBC Philharmonic. He was the first Asian winner of of the prestigious International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition, and has been featured in Financial Times, on CNN and China’s national television CCTV.
Musicus Society curates the annual Musicus Fest, a festival which since 2013 has featured performances, masterclasses and symposiums from artists such as Oliver Triendl, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Alexander Hülshoff and Xufei Yang.
Of the festival, Lee said “the career of a professional musician has always encompassed a multitude of roles, going from the concert hall into the teaching studio, and venturing out into the wider community; the musician’s work can take place in intimate historic sites as well as vast modern venues. In this spirit, Musicus Fest incorporates a holistic approach to music making and the musicians themselves.”