Founded in 2016 by Artistic and Music Director Philip Chu, Cantabile is a professional ensemble made up of talented local musicians in Hong Kong. It aims to embrace the audience with a wide range of high quality music as well as new ideas about performances. Cantabile provides both a performance and training platform for local talented musicians who wish to pursue a career in the music industry. All musicians will be given opportunities to gain experience through rehearsing and performing in a friendly environment, along with other professional musicians. Cantabile also values education, it aims to provide the public a chance to acquire in depth knowledge on music appreciation and performance skills via workshops and masterclasses. Music has various effects on people, and Cantabile explores this variety together with people who simply enjoy music making.