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TANG Lok-yin

Tang received her Bachelor degree in Composition at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and acquired her Master and Doctor degree in Composition at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tang won numerous scholarships and participated in worldwide international music camps and festivals and was the recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, chosen as a visiting scholar of the Columbia University in New York City. Apart from writing music, she also engages in arrangement, performance, educational undertaking and radio broadcasting. Since 2016, She is the director of the Hong Kong International Drummer Festival.

Tang’s works achieve mastery in both Chinese and Western music, covering instrumental music, dance and operatic music. She is an active composer worldwide, with a brilliant track record of awards to her credit including the ACL Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize by the Asian Composers’ League; the first prize at the Asian Pacific Festival of the Asian Composers’ League Conference; Young Composer Award at the International Competition for Chinese Orchestral Composition; and Outstanding Award at the “Palatino” Piano Composition.

Tang’s commissioned works include The Sunflower for Yu Kwang-chung’s Poetry in Music, the chamber work Sixty for the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Chung Chi College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Dance Company and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra co-production Evacuation Order for dance theatre, Hong Kong Arts Festival commissioned Opera Tree Rhapsody, Yuen.Yuen commissioned by Asia Society Music in the Exhibition A Story of Light: Hon Chi-fun, commissioned by “Dr. Helmut Sohmen composition prize” for a symphony orchestral work commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn. Her new work Movements-homage to Joseph Haydn was performed in Vienna and Shadow and Hope: Cantata from Six Continents in Age of Pandemic which commissioned by Germany Icking Municipality.




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