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Professor Chan, Hing Yan 陳慶恩

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Professor Chan, Hing Yan 陳慶恩

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Biography

CHAN Hing-yan received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, majoring in composition and minoring in ethnomusicology. His compositions, lauded for their subtle mediation between Chinese elements and Western idioms, have been heard around the world at festivals such as Canberra International Music Festival (2017), Hong Kong Week in Tapei (2014, 2016), Second Spring of the Chinese Symphony, Beijing (2010), Edinburgh Festival (2009), Chinese Musicians Residency, Cornell (2009), Hommage a Bartók, Budapest (2006), International Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam (2003), Melbourne Festival (2002), and Singapore Arts Festival (2002 & 2006).​ Recent works include, commissioned by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Ethereal Is the Moon – for huqin and orchestra (2016, for Taiwan tour) and ’Twas the Thawing Wind – for sheng and orchestra (2012, for North American tour); Double Happiness – a gastronomic suite premiered at the Festival Finale of the 2017 Canberra International Music Festival; commissioned by Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Odyssey (2017, as Music Director and composer) and two three-act chamber operas Datong – the Chinese Utopia (2015) and Heart of Coral – after the life of Xiao Hong (2013); and Hark the Phoenix Solitaire Cry – for sheng and orchestra (2016) premiered by Orchestra UniMi in Milan. For Heart of Coral and ’Twas the Thawing Wind, Chan received the “Best Artist Award (Music)” at Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2013. His three collaborations with City Contemporary Dance Company – The Conqueror (2005), Warrior Lanling (2007) and Dao Extraordinaire (2009) – have won him much acclaim as well as a Hong Kong Dance Award in 2008, when he also received commendation for “Persons with Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Arts and Culture” in the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2014-04-01Best Artist Award (Music), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2013: Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2008-03-01Best Original Music [for "Warrior Lanling," a 75-min modern dance]: Hong Kong Dance Awards 2008
Research Achievement
2015-03-012013-2014 Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award: The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2008-12-01Commendation for "Persons with Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Arts and Culture": Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation Scheme 2008, Hong Kong
Others
2016-04-01Artist Associate: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
Feb 2010second reviewer, for the article "Cultural Exchange and Development of Chinese Violin Music"Asian Music Journal
Apr 2005 - Dec 2007member2007 International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) Conference, Programme Committee
since 1994 / Sept 1999 - July 2006member / executive committee memberHong Kong Composers Guild
since 1997memberSociety for the Promotion of New Music (London)
June 2011reader, for the book manuscript "Yueqi: Chinese Musical Instruments in Performance" by Alan ThrasherHong Kong University Press
Apr 2005 - Dec 2007chairman2007 International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) Conference, Symposium Committee
since March 2013chairman2013 Chinese Composers Festival, Symposium Committee
Nov 2002 - Nov 2003chairman2003 Chinese Composers Festival, Programme Committee
May 2010reader, for the book "Essays on the Modern Music of China" by Li Lanqing, “The Cambridge China LibraryCambridge University Press
Jan 2004 - Dec 2007artistic consultant (overseas)Singapore Chinese Orchestra
Dec 2009member, Internal Validation Panel for Master of Music ProgrammeHong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
since 1992memberComposers and Authors Scoiety of Hong Kong (CASH)
Jan 2001 - Oct 2002member2002 International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) Conference, Programme Committee
Apr 2007chairman, Internal Validation, Music (Education) ProgrammeSchool of Arts, Macau Polytechnic Institute
Aug 2010external examiner, for a DMA recital (Chinese bamboo flute)VCA and Music, University of Melbourne
Jan 2010member, Review Panel for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture programme, Hong Kong Institute of EducationHong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
May 2011external examiner, for a PhD thesis in music compositionNew Zealand School of Music
March 2012member, Accreditation Exercise for Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Periodic ReviewHong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
April 2013member, Validation Panel for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Chinese Traditional Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing ArtsHong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Music composition作曲
Chinese instrumental music, Chinese music history中國器樂、中國音樂史
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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