台灣首位榮獲英國皇家愛樂協會作曲大獎（2018年）得主；自2015年來榮獲多項國際作曲獎肯定，2017年獲韓國歌德學院（德國文化中心 ）委託創作獎與傑出創作表彰，及美國西雅圖管弦樂團2018-19 Celebrate Asia國際作曲比賽首獎。
美國加州大學戴維斯分校音樂哲學博士候選人，專精領域為作曲與音樂理論。作品多次獲獎及受邀赴Cortona Sessions, Etchings Festival, MISE-EN Festival等音樂節進行交流與演出。
HK x TW Contemporary Music Talk
Date/Time：31.10.2019 Thu 20:00
19:00 Meet-the-Composer Session
Venue：The Room, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Free admission：First-come-first-served, details and online registration here.
Organised by West Kowloon, the HK x TW Contemporary Music Talk will be conducted by Lin Fang-yi (Taiwanese contemporary music curator), William Lane (the founder and artistic director of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME)), and Kung Chi-shing (the artistic associate of West Kowloon). The sharing will cover various topics including the development of contemporary classical music in Hong Kong and Taiwan, the significance of Asian composers in the international music scene, a global view of contemporary classical music, etc. Three contemporary Taiwanese composers – Lin Chia-ying, Liu Wei-chih and Cheng I-lly – will travel to Hong Kong to share their creative process and achievements with the local composers and the public. HKNME and Studio Acht will also perform their works.
This programme is supported by Spotlight Taiwan Project
First Taiwanese winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize (2018), Lin has received many international recognition since 2015, including a commission prize from the Goethe-Institut Korea for its Asian Composers Showcase 2017, and the winner of the Seattle Symphony 2018-19 Celebrate Asia Composition Competition.
Currently a Ph.D. candidate in music composition and theory at UC Davis, Chang is a composer and also Chinese flutist. Her music has been featured worldwide, including Mise-En Festival 2017, Music Taiwan 2016, Etchings Festival 2016, and Cortona Sessions 2014.
Besides the profound influences from her classical music studies, Cheng has been researching and writing works comprising electronics, soundscape, video and sound installations. She focused on making live installations on stage, searching for different performance forms and more possibilities between acoustic instrument and electronics.
Advocated by composer and art critic Lin Fang-yi, who co-founded the organization in 2013 with an ensemble of musicians, composers, artists and performance groups with a focus on contemporary music and contemporary art.
With many emerging new Taiwanese artists and musicians with vibrant performance energy, Studio Acht is devoted to creating a platform for bringing these talented artists to the international stage.
Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
Founded in 2008, the HKNME currently consists of fifteen core members and several ensemble associates who perform in versatile combinations in a variety of settings. The HKNME has performed many masterpieces of the contemporary repertoire over the years, as well as numerous premières by composers from Hong Kong and overseas, many of which were commissioned by the HKNME itself.