Law Hang Leung

Law Hang-leung

Law Hang-leung is currently a suona musician with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, a part-time instructor of suona at the Music Office and on the faculty of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where he teaches suona and Chinese wind and percussion ensemble. Law was born in Hong Kong, and began learning the suona at the Music Office under the tutelage of Ko Tit-kwan when he was still a primary school student. His fine performance earned him the title as ‘An Outstanding Student’. During those years, he was also a member of the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra, and later appointed Associate Concertmaster and Section Leader - Suona. He entered The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts afterwards, double majoring in suona under Kot Kai-lik and Guo Yazhi, and Chinese percussion under Yim Hok-man. He was awarded a Bachelor degree in Music (Hons) in 2001. During his study, he was coached by many suona virtuosi, such as Hu Haiquan, Hao Yuqi, Wang Gaolin and Liu Ying. Law has a rich and diverse experience on the performing stage. Over the years, he has performed in more than thirty countries. Some recent notable performances include performing suona works of a wide spectrum at the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra concert, HKCO4U – Lu Yi and Law Hang-leung; playing a range of Chinese wind instruments at the pop concert, Tat Ming Concert Live 2012; and playing the suona for the soundtracks of the television drama series, The Confidant and Bullet Brain, as well as the film, Man of Tai Chi. His suona solo, Carrying the Bridal Sedan Chair, was included in the 75th Anniversary CD of the Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong, and was the only Chinese music work to be made into a recording by the School of Music of HKAPA. Over the last five years, Law has led the Chinese Wind and Percussion Ensemble Music class of the Academy in presenting five concerts on their chosen genre, with diverse programmes that cover works from the traditional repertoire, new arrangements, modern pieces and original compositions, and all were critically acclaimed.