connecting the world through

music & cultural exchange

Our ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Prof. Leon Shiu-wai TONG (Hong Kong, China)

“I have a dream – to share love and peace with the world through music exchange."

  • President, World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association
     

  • Artistic Director & President of the Organizing Committee, World Youth and Children’s Choir Festival – Hong Kong
     

  • Artistic Director & President of the Organizing Committee,   Belt & Road World Choir Festival
     

  • Internationally Acclaimed Competition Adjudicator^
     

  • Former First Vice-president, IFCM
     

  • Founder and President, Hong Kong Treble Choirs’ Association
     

  • Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Hong Kong Treble Choir
     

  • Artistic Director, Guangzhou Children's Palace Choir
     

  • Former Music Director and Principal Conductor, Hong Kong Children’s Choir
     

  • Distinguished Professor, Xihua University
     

  • Visiting Professor, Tianjin University, Sichuan University of Media and Communications, Huadong University and Shanxi Normal University
     

  • Award for China Treble Choir Achievement, China Chorus Association

  • Award for Arts Achievement (Music), Hong Kong Arts Development Council

    ^Notable adjudications include being the
     first Chinese adjudicator at the International Choral Competition Maribor and International May Choir Competition; as well as being the only international adjudicator at the 67th National School Singing Contest of Japan.

Our Worldwide Consultants & Experts

Musica’s team of experts play a vital role in our tours. They provide expert consultations, competition-specific repertoire advice and masterclasses before and within the tours.

 

These experts, alongside our Artistic Director Prof. Leon TONG, are world-leading music pedagogues who regularly workshop and adjudicate at top-tier international festivals. Our clients can therefore be sure that they will receive first-hand knowledge of the international standards and artistic requirements of choral competitions in the modern day.

Dr. Brady ALLRED (USA)
Vice-President, World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association
Artistic Director & Conductor, Salt Lake Choral Artists and Salt Lake Vocal Artists
Past Director of Choral Studies, The University of Utah
Past Director of Choral Activities, Duquesne University
Past Artistic Director & Conductor, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
Winner (with the University of Utah Singers), European Grand Prix for Choral Singing 2006
Prof. Martin BERGER (South Africa)
Vice-President, World Youth and Children Choral Artists
Association
Head of Choral Music Studies, Stellenbosch University
Artistic Director & Conductor, Stellenbosch University Chamber Choir
Past Professor of Choral Pedagogy, Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf
Past Music Director, Würzburg Cathedral, Germany
Prof. Milan KOLENA (Slovakia)
Vice-President, World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association
Conductor, Mixed Choir Apollo and Schola Gregoriana Bratislavensis
Professor of Choral Conducting, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava
Prof. Ursa LAH (Slovenia)
Associate Professor of Ensemble Leading, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Chief Conductor, Choir of Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director & Conductor, Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir
Winner (with APZ Tone Tomsic), European Grand Prix for Choral Singing 2008
Past Chief Conductor, Slovene National Radio Chamber Choir
Dr. Zoltan PAD (Hungary)
Chief Conductor, Hungarian Radio Choir
Associate Professor in Choral Conducting, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
Conductor, World Youth Choir 2017
Ferenc Liszt Prize Recipient
Past Artistic Director, Bela Bartók International Choral Competition
Prof. Ragnar RASMUSSEN (Norway))
Professor of Choral Conducting, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Professor of Choral Conducting, Arctic University of Norway
Artistic Director & Chief Conductor, Kilden Vocal Ensemble
Artistic Director & Conductor, Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir
Artistic Director & Conductor, The Arctic World Ensemble
Dr. Tim SHARP (USA)
Honorary Advisor, World Youth and Children Choral Artists' Association
Executive Director, American Choral Directors Association
Mr. Mate SZABO-SIPOS (Hungary)
Past Conductor & Choirmaster, Hungarian State Opera
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Kodály Choir Debrecen
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Eger Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Csokonai Theatre Debrecen
Artistic Director, Chamber Opera Festival Eger
Member of Artistic Board, Bela Bartók International Choral Competition
Mr. Denes SZABO (Hungary)
Founder & Director, Cantemus Choral Institute ​
Conductor, Cantemus Children’s Choir
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your capacity building

our artistic advice and masterclasses

Providing opportunities for students (as well as their teachers) to learn directly from and be inspired by these experts have always been Musica’s primary goal.

With our unique connections and networks, we aim to establish long-term relationships with our clients, pinpointing their artistic needs and tailor-make programmes that would effectively develop and expand their artistic and competitive capacity.

Our Strategic Partner

Festivals of World Youth and Children Choral Artists' Association

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Prof. Ragnar RASMUSSEN (Norway))

Professor of Choral Conducting, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Professor of Choral Conducting, Arctic University of Norway Artistic Director & Chief Conductor, Kilden Vocal Ensemble Artistic Director & Conductor, Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir Artistic Director & Conductor, The Arctic World Ensemble