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Chris Hung

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Chris Hung established himself as one of the most notable Hong Kong composers of the younger generation.

Shortly after receiving his Bachelor degree in Engineering, he further pursued the Bachelor degree in Music, eventually obtained the Master and Doctoral degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong majoring in Composition, under the tutorlege of Prof. Chan Wing Wah and Prof. Victor Chan.

Hung has also attended composition masterclasses in Darmstadt (Brian Ferneyhough, Hans Thomalla, Liza Lim, Rebecca Saunders), Durham CoMA Composition Masterclass Residency (Tansy Davies) and Singapore Chinese Orchestra Composition Workshop (Tsung Yeh).

From 2005 onwards, his approximate 60 creative outputs include both large-scale Western and Chinese orchestral works, chamber music and choir music as well.

Hung’s compositions have enjoyed premieres globally, including United States, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China and Hong Kong.

Hung’s music is characterized by its refined and carefully arranged kaleidoscopic details, often displaying a complex, rich but clear fabric in a type of ordered chaos merging from the crossing bridge of the East and West. In addition, his music seeks to explore the infinite possibility of textural palette focusing on the sound timbre.

His recent accolades include the First Prize in “Sofia 2013” International Composition Competition, Second Prize in International Composers' Competition on the occasion of 90th Anniversary of the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music, Third Prize in Sun River New Composition Competition, Honourable Mention Award in Singapore Ding Yi International Chinese Ensemble Composition Competition and 2016 Les Pois Music Office Call For Scores in Japan; Finalist-Laurate comprises 2016 EarShot: China – U.S. Composers Project Emerging Composers Competition, 2015 and 2011 SCO International Competition for Chinese Orchestral Composition, International Jean Sibelius Composition Competition, "Florence String Quartet Call For Scores" Composition Competition and Hong Kong Sinfonietta Composition Competition <Project Viva Sinfonietta> .

  His works have been featured at numerous international festivals and events, such as 2016 Beijing Modern Music Festival, 2016 Hong Kong Vienna Music Festival, 2015 ISCM World Music Days in Slovenia, UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers, Sibelius 150th Anniversary Celebration, Hong Kong International Percussion Festival, Chinese Composers' Festival, Musicarama, Asian Composers League Festival, Seoul Drum Festival and Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music etc.

Hung has collaborated with many brilliant orchestras, ensembles, performers and conductors locally and internationally, such as Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, EOS Repertoire Orchestra, Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble, Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nieuw Ensemble, Ensemble Modern, Percussions Claviers de Lyon, International Contemporary Ensemble, Ascanio Quartet, Het Collectief, Next Mushroom Promotion, Smith Quartet, Romer String Quartet, Vox Humana, Stroma, Yumi Sueshiro, Ognian Konstantinov, William Lane, Eric Lamb, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Tsung Yeh, Jean Thorenl, Yan Hui Chang, Plamen Djouroff, Hamish McKeich, Richard Tsang and Ed Spanjaard etc.

Part of Dr. Hung’s music score is published by French publisher BabelScores, and the CDs with his works can be purchased from HKCG, Hugo and Edizioni Sconfinarte etc.

Most of Hung’s music is also accessible online at his channel in Soundcloud, Youtube and his personal website (http://chris-hung.com)