Improvasation and real-time electronic composing

HUI, Tak-Cheung is a Hong Kong-born composer. Over the course of his career, Hui has been awarded numerous prizes include 1st prize in 38th Irino Prize, Chaosflöte Commission Competition 2019, Flex Ensemble Commission Competition 2017, Leibniz Harmonien International Composition Competition 2016, ACC International Composition Competition 2016 and Atlas Ensemble Composition Competition 2014. His recent collaborations include 10/10 Ensemble at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, MDI Ensemble at Composit New Music Festival, Nieuw Ensemble at the Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ’s An Evening of Today, Looptail Ensemble at the Gaudeamus Muziekweeks and TAK Ensemble at Delian Academy. He was also the resident composer of the Ligeti Academy by Asko Schoenberg in 2011 and European Composers’ Professional Development Programme by HCMF in 2012. Hui started self-learning guitar and played in a rock band before he started his formal education of music at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and completed his masters’ degree in Composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the supervision of Richard Ayres, Willem Jeths, and Wim Henderickx. During his academic years, he was awarded the Heng Seng Bank Scholarship and The Lions Music Foundation Scholarship. He was given a fellowship from Boston University Center for New Music to pursue a Doctoral degree under the supervision of Alex Mincek and Joshua Fineberg. In 2017-18, he pursued a further degree at IRCAM Cursus under the support of Boston University Research Grants. His works have been recorded by the BBC Radio 3 and published by Huddersfield Contemporary Record and Hove Record. The subject of memory has been an important role his compositions in different levels. From the implication of the “false memory” to the exploration of re-embellishment of already ‘embellished’ lives and memories, the composer attempts to create experiences that evoke not only my own memories but also collective memories through combinations of daily life situations and actions that happen in real time outside of the concert hall. After living in France for five years, saxophonist Gu Junhao returned to Taiwan in 2010 to teach and perform in various fields of music. Graduated from Taichung No. 1 Middle School and the Music Department of Tunghai University with a bachelor's degree in saxophone performance and music art; obtained the highest performance diploma of the French National Puteaux Conservatory of Music and the DEM performance diploma of the National Cergy-Pontoise Conservatory of Music. -Taiwanese virtuoso in the class of Yves Fourmeau. During his stay in France, he studied under Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Marylise Fourmeau, Alexandre Souillart. In addition to his advanced skills in saxophone and chamber music performance, Gu Junhao also learned more complete music interpretation and music writing skills with professors such as Baroque cellist François Poly and theoretical composer Alain Besson. From 2006 to 2010, Gu Junhao was the chief saxophonist of the French National RATP Philharmonic and Wind Orchestra and the French Municipal Levallois Wind Orchestra, and won the first prize in the advanced chamber music group of the French UFAM International Music Competition in 2006, and was active in the world annual conference. with various international competitions.

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Date: 2021/12/10

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