David Ho-yi Chan


Born in British Hong Kong, David Ho-yi Chan (b.1992) is a London-based composer, conductor and organist. Along profound interests in exploring harmonic syntax, his aesthetics seeks to enrich the beauty of simplicity and exemplifies solid practical writings with a clear sense of direction building and consistency by integrating both contemporary and traditional concepts.

With music broadcasted on BBC Radio 3, RTHK Radio 4, Hong Kong Cable Television and Now TV (Hong Kong), his former collaborators and commissioners include BBC Singers, Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Choir of St Pancras Church, Musicus Society, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Oratorio Society, Hong Kong Strings, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Hong Kong Children’s Choir, Yat Po Singers, RTHK Quartet, Romer (String Quartet), Hong Kong Youth Windophilics etc. He is also selected for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers Scheme 2018/19 ​by Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since undergraduate studies, Chan's music has been performed and screened across the UK, Hong Kong and other countries, such as the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music (2017, 2018, 2019), Musicus Fest (2017), Brandenburg Choral Festival of London (2017), "Asia - Europe" New Music Festival (2016) and Asian Composers League Festival & Conference (2015, 2016). In 2014, Chan presented his work at the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World Music Days in Poland, making him the youngest Hong Kong composer representative in this prestigious forum to date.

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