Hong Kong Composers’ Guild
“Creative Mission Possible: Advanced Music Composition Training Project”

Project Period

October 2012 – July 2013
This training programme provides advanced training in music composition for students, to cultivate their ability in art appreciation and composition using proper notation. The programme includes training classes, concert appreciation and composer-performer workshops. Excellent work by the students may have the chance to be performed in public or broadcast. Besides demonstrating their talents in composing and playwriting, students are also encouraged to express themselves and communicate effectively with other people. Under this programme, participating students may choose to compose for solo, duet or trio.

Hong Kong Composers’ Guild

Founded in 1983, the Hong Kong Composers' Guild is a professional association of serious composers with the objectives to promote and cultivate music composition in Hong Kong.


Class A
Dr. Lo Hau-man

Lo Hau-man is active in composing and conducting music for various media. His works have been performed in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Belgium, Norway, the United States, Germany, Argentina, the United Kingdom and France. He has also represented Hong Kong at various international conferences, including events of the Asian Composers League, International Society for Contemporary Music, International Computer Music Association, and Composers’ Conference of the United Nations. Lo currently teaches at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild.

Dr. Tang Lok-yin
Tang Lok-yin has received composition commissions from many professional organisations in Hong Kong and overseas, including the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Webern Symphonie Orchestra (Austria) and Luxembourg Sinfonietta. Tang's works masterfully span Chinese and Western music, as well as in instrumental music, dance and opera music. Tang’s music has been frequently performed in Europe, the United States, China and Japan, winning countless awards. As well as composition, Tang also engages in music arrangement, performance and education.

Class B
Dr. Lam Lan-chee

Lam Lan-chee is the winner of the prestigious award, Grand Prix of the 19th George Enescu International Composition Competition (Symphonic Section) in Romania, 2009. Bron in Hong Kong and graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Toronto, Lam studied composition with Professor Chan Wing-wah. Chan Ka-nin and Gary Kulesha. Her music has been performed in Asia, North America and Europe.

Dr. Tam Chin-fai, Samuel
Samuel Tam studied music under Professor Victor Chan and Professor David Gwilt. His early performed works include piano solo “Peace and War”, ensemble “Desire”, “Birds in Cage”, multi-media “My U-Life”, and “Concerto Grosso I”, which won him the Yu Luan Shih Creativity Award. He worked in the field of popular music production after his first graduation and had received several essential awards. In recent years, Tam has switched his focus to the field of music education as well as remaining active in serious music composition.


Educational Talk cum Demonstration

Through a formal audition exercise, a panel of adjudicators will study all the final compositions and select the best pieces among the classes for the Educational Talk cum Demonstration to be held at a LCSD performing venue so that students will share the results of their training with members of the public.

Programme Detail
4.7.2013 (Thursday)
Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall
(1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, N.T. Hong Kong)
Free admission by ticket.

Production Team
Music Director: Dr. Joshua Chan
Projector Coordinator: RhapsoArts Management
Instructors: Dr. Lo Hau-man, Dr. Tang Lok-yin, Dr. Lam Lan-chee, Dr. Tam Chin-fai, Samuel
Musicians: Carmen Ma (Flute), Cass Ho (Viola), Martin Choy (Bass Clarinet), Leung Chi-Sing (Bass Clarinet)

Programme Length
The programme lasts for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes without intermission

Programme Enquiries: 2722 1650 (RhapsoArts Management) / 2268 7367 (LCSD)

Members of the audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will only be admitted when there is a suitable break in the programme.
The content of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to change programme and performers should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.


Collection of Free Tickets

Free tickets are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Each patron may get a maximum of 4 tickets.

  1. By Mail
    Please send a stamped self-addressed envelope to:
    Audience Building Office, LCSD
    Podium, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre,
    10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
    Please mark “Request for free ticket for “Creative Mission Possible” Advanced Music Composition Training Project – Educational Talk cum Demonstration” on the envelope and indicate number of ticket.

  2. Tickets are distributed from 20 June at the enquiry counter of Sha Tin Town Hall
    Time of Distribution: Monday – Friday (Except Public Holidays) 9am – 9pm



Date/ Time: Class A:
Oct 2012 – June 2013 (Every Mon, except public holidays and school examination)
5pm – 6:30pm

Class B:
Dec 2012 – June 2013 (Every Sat, except public holidays and school examination)
10am – 11:30am
Venue: Hong Kong Composers’ Guild
(Unit 707 Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai)
Target:* Secondary school student
Quota: 12 per class
No. of sessions: 24
Fee:# $336 per student
* All participating students should have at least three years’ experience playing a musical instrument or ability equivalent to Grade 5 Music Theory of the ABRSM. Priority will be given to those who have previously participated in the School Arts Animateur Scheme. If the programme is oversubscribed, applicants will be invited to attend auditions.
# Fees are on a per head basis. All fees paid are not refundable.

Application method

Please send the completed application form to Audience Building Office by following methods:

1. Application and Enquiries: 2268 7266
2. By fax: 2370 8295
3. By email: mscmak@lcsd.gov.hk
4. By mail: Podium, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Audience Building Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department (please mark “New Synergy Arts Animateur Pilot Scheme” on the envelope)

Application deadline:6pm, 14 September 2012
Download Application Form (Chinese version only)