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Press Release: Reimagine Music Festival 2019



The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Trey Lee and Foo Mei Yi

to perform in Kuala Lumpur and Penang on 27th and 29th November 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (26 September 2019) – A celebration of classical music, Reimagine Music Festival ( today announced the launch of the inaugural performances in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

“It gives me great delight to be able to co-found Reimagine Music Festival with world renowned cellist, Trey Lee, and with him, invite some of the world's leading music talents to visit and perform in Malaysia, to create the bridge of arts and cultural exchange that truly represents what we wish to do. In conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020, I wish to extend my invitation for all to visit and explore Truly Asia, Malaysia. Music transcends barriers and it truly belongs to all of humanity and collectively we must do more” – Dr. Kris See.

“I am delighted that the world renowned Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra will be coming to Malaysia, the first time it is performing in Southeast Asia” – HE. Nikolasus Graf Lambsdorff, Ambassador of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kuala Lumpur

“CREATE is privileged and honored to co-organize the music festival. I believe in cultural diplomacy, and its role in bringing people together. Music is a common language across cultures, and through the power of melody, will be able to facilitate cross-cultural understanding and promote a message of peace.” added Ng Yeen Seen, Founder and CEO of Centre for Research, Advisory and Technology (CREATE). She reiterated that “ I want the world to think of Malaysia when they think of world-class events.”

Malaysia Aviation Group Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer Lau Yin May said, “we are pleased to be the official airline for the inaugural Reimagine Music Festival 2019. Being the national carrier, it has always been our passion to connect Malaysia to the world and by supporting this music festival, we can also showcase the culturally diverse experiences Malaysia has to offer to tourists from all around the world.” She added, “ In conjunction with this partnership, Enrich members will be able to enjoy great discounts when they purchase the tickets to the festival at both Kuala Lumpur and Penang. We will also be offering special discounts to customers who will be flying via Malaysia Airlines to join the music festival.”

Music and arts are mediums that are appreciated by all, regardless of race and religion, which gave rise to the Festival’s motto, “Music Transcends Barriers” (#musictrancendsbarriers). Through classical music performances, the Festival seeks to promote the highest levels of human aspiration and artistic integrity, as well as to foster cultural connections between world-renowned musicians and the local community.

The Reimagine Festival was co-founded by Dr. Kris See of OSEL Group and Trey Lee, Artistic Director and internationally-acclaimed cellist, and marks the inaugural performance in Malaysia for the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, a highly regarded German orchestra with a distinctive history spanning seven-decades and an exceptional discography to note.

Reimagine Music Festival 2019 will offer a feast of classical music gems to the Malaysian audience with the debut of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra with guest leader, violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley (First Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker) and renowned cellist, Trey Lee both featured as Soloists, performing at the prestigious Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur on 27th November 2019. This will be followed by an evening of chamber music which sees Noah Bendix-Balgley (Violin), Trey Lee (Cello) joined by Malaysia’s very own Foo Mei Yi (Piano) at the Majestic Theatre, Georgetown, Penang on 29thNovember 2019.

As an initiative to promote and inspire music education in Malaysia, Trey Lee will also be conducting a talk with the public on 26thNovember 2019 at the GMBB Event Hall, GMBB Mall. More details about the performances and talk as follows:


Date & Time: 27th November 2019, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Venue: Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

Noah Bendix-Balgley (Guest Leader, Violin)

Trey Lee (Artistic Director, Reimagine Music Festival & Cello)


MOZART Divertimento in F major, KV138

HAYDN Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, Hob. VIIb/1

MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in D minor

GRIEG Holberg Suite, Op.40

Ticket Prices

Premium RM380

A Reserve RM280

B Reserve RM250

C Reserve RM200

For tickets purchase, contact Box Office, Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS at:

Telephone Bookings: 03-23317007

Email Bookings:

DFP Website:



Date & Time: 26th November 2019, time: tbc

Venue: GMBB Event Hall, GMBB Mall, 2 Jalan Robertson, Kuala Lumpur

Complimentary for all concert ticket holders. Please email to register at

For tickets purchase, contact Reimagine Music Festival at: Website:


Date & Time: 29th November 2019, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Venue: Majestic Theatre, Georgetown, Penang

Noah Bendix-Balgley (Violin)

Trey Lee (Artistic Director, Reimagine Music Festival & Cello)

Foo Mei Yi (Piano)


MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

Tickets Prices

Premium RM150

Standard RM120

Student RM50

For tickets purchase, contact TicketCharge at:

Telephone Bookings: 03-9222 8811

Email Bookings:


About Reimagine Music Festival

The Reimagine Music Festival is a newly-formed annual music festival that brings western classical music to Malaysia. “Reimagine” means to imagine again or recreate by giving a new life or freshness to one’s mind, body and soul. As Malaysia is a hub for education and a melting pot of different cultures, the Festival hopes that in time it will promote an analytical, creative and intuitive understanding of music as a cultural language for all.

Reimagine Music Festival 2019 is Presented by OSEL Group and The Asquire and Co-Organised by Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS and the Centre for Research, Advisory and Technology (CREATE) and in partnership with Malaysian Airlines, GMBB and National Building Institute (NBI).

For more information, kindly contact: Hafiz Salleh 016-727 0701 /

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