ONCE CONsidered old-fashioned in a high-tech age, classical music is making a comeback in stylish new packaging. While the all-girl quartet Bond and classic-pop pianist Maksim Mrvica are among the leading lights in its revival, another group has entered the spotlight. Wild - a classical contemporary outfit - comprises five beautiful women from Britain and Serbia. Iva Cojic (piano and vocals), Katie Fenner and Izzy Johnston (both play violin), Chantal Leverton (viola) and Andjelka Ristic (piano and keyboard) are all from a strong classical music background. They were in Hong Kong last week, the last stop on an Asian tour aimed at promoting their first album, Time, released last November after three years in the making. The group had been to Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. 'We are very happy that Asian music-lovers have given us positive feedback,' said Katie. The group is considering staging a concert in Hong Kong next spring. 'This time we only performed a few tracks here to test the response. Next time we are eager to have a full concert,' she added. Andjelka said she was happy that many teenagers welcomed their pop instrumentals. She believes that the new trend of playing classical music in sexy outfits will arouse young people's interest in learning to play musical instruments. 'They do not only listen to our music, but also play themselves and gain satisfaction and self-confidence,' said Andjelka. Katie said music was a very important part of their lives. 'Music is an essential part of many movies and TV shows. Through music you can express your emotions, while it also offers relief when you are angry. This is a very good way to cultivate self-discipline. We are very lucky that we have been able to turn our interest into a career.' The group said they had toured many countries over the past few months. Wherever they go they have to convince the audience that they are different from Bond. Izzy said: 'Our music is more versatile. We play pop instrumentals and we have vocals. They [Bond] mainly rejig classical music pieces while we try to be more diverse and satisfy a larger age group.' But she admitted the two groups projected a similar image - both with their fashionable, sexy clothes. The group said each country had its unique culture which gives them inspiration when making their music. They believe creativity is a very important element for a good musician. 'We try to bring different things to our audience so we would like to explore more and gain new ideas,' said Chantal.