Luk Kin Bun

Luk Kin-bun

Luk Kin-bun is currently Percussion Principal of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where he majored in Chinese Percussion under Yim Hok-man and minored in Western Percussion under Lung Heung-wing. He was the recipient of the Hongkong Bank Foundation Scholarship, the Bloomberg Scholarship etc., among many others while at the Academy. In 2011, he was awarded a Master’s degree in Music by The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

After the establishment of Four Gig Heads in 1998, Luk was giving a wide variety of performances. He was a guest player with professional orchestras and ensembles in Hong Kong, and has been invited to be a member of their overseas tours. He was a freelance musician with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Macao Orchestra, and a performer and instructor at the Music Office. He is also the instructor and conductor of many percussion ensembles in primary and secondary schools, and has led them to win in the annual Hong Kong Drum Festival and the Schools Music Festival of Hong Kong.

Some of his recent notable performances include the solo sections in the 2nd and 4th movements in the percussion concerto The Age of the Dragon in October 2012; percussion solo at the HKCO’s concert in December 2012 “Winter Solside . Farewell to the Sun”, an occasion that involved mixed media and interactive art featuring percussion and sheng; and as lead player of the drum concerto, Flying Dragon and Leaping Tiger, in the Music Office’s concert in May 2013. Luk is also a composer and arranger, with such works as the drum ensemble Forever Young at Heart – A Drumming Tribute, an arrangement commissioned by the HKCO premiered in October 2012, and the drum ensemble Legacy, a new work commissioned by the Hon-Tsai Chinese Ensemble of Taiwan in September 2013.