Tang Lok-yin (Hong Kong)

Tang Lok-yinTang Lok-yin was hailed as a brilliant composer and was commissioned by different parties in Hong Kong and overseas.

Recent works include Hong Kong Arts Festival commissioned opera “Tree Rhapsody”, New Vision Festival commissioned work "Mr Vampire", Mui Cheuk-yin's Dance Theatre 'Love, Accidentally', awarded and commissioned by “Dr. Helmut Sohmen composition prize” for a symphony orchestral work- “Movements-homage to Joseph Haydn” which was performed in Vienna and Hong Kong, commissioned by American’s renounced ensemble “Bang on a Can All Stars” for their PCF Concert, the commissioned by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra for suonas concerto etc. And the piece “Visage” was commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

Tang's works achieve mastery between Chinese and Western music, dabbled in instrumental music, dance and opera's music. Tang’s music has been frequently performed around the world, with a brilliant track record of prizes and awards to her credit, for instance, 1st prize of Asian Pacific Festival Young Composer Composition Competition (New Zealand), Young Composer Composition Award of Singapore Chinese Orchestra Composition Competition and Outstanding Prize of "Palatino" Piano Composition Competition (China). Tang was also awarded the ACL Yoshiro IRINO Memorial Prize in Asian Pacific Festival.

Tang received her bachelor and doctor degrees in Composition at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and The Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively. She was the awarded scholar of the Fulbright Scholarship (USA) to do the research in New York Columbia University and she is also a grantee of Asian Cultural Council scholarship. Apart from writing music, she also engages in arrangement, performance and educational undertaking.