Hear music from the oldest and largest Chinese youth orchestra in Europe who perform innovative music fusions with folk songs, reggae and hip-hop involved. The Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra (PCYO) was established in 1982 by its former musical director Mr Kui Hsuing Li.
The orchestra has been resident at the Pagoda Chinese Youth & Community Centre (Liverpool) for the past 34 years.
The PCYO takes an experimental and audacious approach in its innovative music fusions with folk songs, reggae and hip-hop involved. Their collaborations include work with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Jah Wobble and noted professional musicians from China and the USA.
Their high profile appearances have included performing for Her Majesty The Queen and HRH Prince Philip at the International Festival for Business 2016 in Liverpool.
The youth orchestra is continuously looking for new collaboration opportunities and exploring new ways of reaching larger and more diverse audiences.