Luk Wai Chun is a composer, arranger, and violinist. He earned his Doctor of Music degree (D. Mus.)  at The Chinese University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Prof. Lee Wan Ki Wendy. His doctoral portfolio focuses on the fusion of world music’s eclectic stylistic elements. He loves exploring different kinds of musical style. The recent works of Wai-Chun are influenced by Chinese regional folk music, Chinese traditional opera, ethnic music, Japanese Gagaku music, jazz music and Latin American music. Wai-Chun collaborated with different music groups, artists from Hong Kong, Mainland China, USA, Canada and France, Brazil, and Thailand, for example, Trey Lee, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble, Nanjing Chinese Orchestra (Mainland China), Ensemble Mise-en (USA), Red Chamber (Canada), Quarteto Larianna (Brazil) and Tacet(i) Ensemble (Thailand), etc.

        During his doctoral study, Luk received various scholarships, including the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Scholarship, the ICS Mok Hing Cheong Postgraduate Scholarship, and the Music Scholarship (Local Studies) from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. Recently, his work “Tan-Tiao Rock” won the Gold Prize in Combination of Musical Instruments of the Same Category at 2021 "Dunhuang Award" for Chinese Chamber Music, then it got performed by Nanjing Chinese Orchestra, Beauty & Melody Sichuan Symphony Orchestra and the Wuhan Conservatory of Music. Also, the performance of Tan-Tiao Rock was broadcasted in the CCTV15 (China Central Television) music program "Fenghua Chinese Music". On the other hand, he was the winner of the Musicus Society Call for score 2021, then, he participated in the artist-in-residence program in Tai Kwun to compose a 4-movement chamber work for Chinese and Western instrument with multimedia work – “Over Time” and a 3-movement chamber work for Chinese and Western instrument – “Tomorrow” for the Jockey Club Musicus Heritage Alive Concerts at Tai Kwun. 

 

        Additionally, his pipa solo work "Jazz Pipa” earned the Silver Award in Dunhuang Award for New Works for Pipa Solo, then it got published by Shanghai Music Publishing House. "Dance of Yi in Honghe" which featured the musical element in Yunnan got the David Gwilt Composition Prize and Audience Prize in 2018. His piece "Bian Lian" for Pierrot ensemble and Chinese percussion was named an Honorable Mention in Left Coast Chamber Ensemble's 2019 Composition Contest(USA). Moreover, his string orchestral piece - Xi Shui Yuanyang inspired by Cantonese Opera received an Honorable Mention in 2019 Spectri Sonori/NOCO Composition Competition(USA). Furthermore, he is one of the winners of the call for score of Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra (USA), Catchfire Collective (USA), and Tacet(i) Ensemble (Thailand).

 

       Other compositions of Wai-Chun were featured at the 67th International Rostrum of Composers (Serbia), São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival (Brazil), Hong Kong Contemporary Music Festival 2019, ISCM World New Music Days 2017 (Canada), and Intercultural Music Conference & Concert (USA). Also, he participated in the CD and Music USB project for children hymns as an arranger in the Hong Kong Association of Christian Music Ministry Limited.

 

       In the first of half 2019, he went to the University of South Florida(USF) as a visiting scholar to study jazz music and conduct research on Latin American Music. This visiting activity was funded by Reaching Out Award 2018/19 of Hong Kong HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund. During his visiting in USF, he studied arranging technique of Jazz Big Band with Mark A. Taylor and researched Latin American music with Prof. John O. Robison. Furthermore, he traveled to Central and South American for conducting music fieldwork on Latin American music from May to August.

       Luk is passionate about interdisciplinary arts collaboration, incorporating different art forms such as drama, dance, painting, literature, photo, and video in his compositions. In 2017, he was the composer and music director in a multimedia drama - "Faith" produced by Exploration Theatre Limited in "Art-chiving Kwun Tong: Community Art Project 2017". In 2019, he worked with a choreographer - Bobo Lai from City Contemporary Dance Company and Mr. Quartet for a collaborative project - "Reality - Schizophrenia".  Also, Wai-Chun was invited twice by the Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong to compose music for the exhibitions and have participated in the multi-media concert organized by Hong Kong Composer's Guild to compose for the photo and video of local photographers and videographers.

     

        陸尉俊在香港中文大學音樂系取得音樂博士(作曲)學位,師隨李允琪教授。他喜歡探索不同類型的音樂風格,而他的博士作品集融合不同世界音樂風格的現代音樂。陸氏近來的音樂作品受中國地方音樂、戲曲、少數民族、日本雅樂、爵士音樂及拉丁美洲的音樂影響。陸氏曾與香港、中國內地、巴西、泰國、美國及加拿大的音樂家合作,如李垂誼、香港中樂團、竹韻小集、南京民族樂團、香港弦人、Ensemble Mise(美國)、Mivos Quartet(美國)、 紅庭(加拿大)、Quarteto Larianna(巴西)及 Tacet(i) Ensemble(泰國)等。

        陸氏在學期間獲得「香港作曲家及作詞家協會獎學金」、「中國文化研究所莫慶鏘獎學金」及「香港特別行政區政府才藝發展獎學金」等,而他的博士學位是受「香港賽馬會音樂及舞蹈信託基金」音樂獎學金資助。最近,他的中樂室內樂作品《彈撥搖滾》於2021「敦煌獎」中國民族室內樂新作品展評活動中贏得金獎第一名(同類樂器組合作品),其後獲南京民族樂團、四川交響樂團天姿國樂和武漢音樂學院演奏。並且,此作品更在中國中央電視台CCTV15音樂節目「風華國樂」內演奏。另外,他是誼樂社2021年作品徵集優勝者,其後參與大館的駐場藝術家計劃,並為「賽馬會樂・憶古蹟」音樂會譜寫一共四個樂章中西樂器結合多媒體的音樂《四時》和一共三個樂章的中西樂器的室樂作品《明天》。


      另外,他的《爵士琵琶》在2017年獲「敦煌獎」琵琶獨奏重奏新作品展評銀獎,其後並獲上海音樂出版社出版。他受雲南民族音樂影響的鋼琴、小提琴和中音色士風三重奏作品《紅河彝舞》在2018年獲得紀大衛創作獎及觀眾投票獎。他融合中西器樂的室樂作品《變臉》在2019 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble 作曲比賽(美國)及另一首靈感來自廣東音樂的弦樂團作品《戲水鴛鴦》在2019 Spectri Sonori/NOCO 作曲比賽(美國)均獲得Honorable Mention。他亦是Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra(美國)、Catchfire Collective(美國) 和 Tacet(i) Ensemble(泰國)樂季徵譜比賽優勝者。

        除此之外,他的作品亦在第 67屆International Rostrum of Composers(塞爾維亞)、São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival(巴西)、2019第一屆香港現代音樂節、2017國際現代音樂協會(ISCM)世界音樂日(溫哥華)及Intercultural Music Conference and Concerts(美國)發表。 此外,他曾參與香港基督教音樂事工協會有限公司「齊唱兒歌5」和「齊唱兒歌USB」的編曲工作。

 

        在2019上半年,他以訪問學者的身份前往美國南佛羅里達州大學訪學,學習爵士音樂及研究拉丁美洲音樂,並獲得「香港特別行政區政府獎學基金的外展體驗獎」資助。在訪學期間,他跟隨Mark. A Taylor 學習爵士大樂隊編曲技巧,並在Prof. John. O. Robison的指導下研究拉丁美洲音樂。而在五月至八月,他前往中及南美洲作拉丁美洲音樂考察。

 

        陸氏熱衷於跨藝術介別的合作,他的音樂曾與戲劇、舞蹈、書畫,文學,相片和影片結合。在2017年下旬,他於「赫墾坊劇團」為《藝述觀塘一 社區藝術計劃》中多媒體戲劇《信途》作曲及擔任音樂指導。在2019年,他更與城市當代舞蹈團的編舞家黎家寶及Mr. Quartet跨界合作音樂舞蹈作品《現實.精神分裂》。另外,他曾兩度獲邀為中大文物館的展覽創作音樂與書畫結合的音樂及參與香港作曲家聯會所舉辦的聲影集,為本地攝影師的作品創作音樂。