Lo Wai Leung

Presently the Guan Principal of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Lo Wai Leung joined the HKCO in 1983. Born in Hong Kong, he is a wind instrumentalist. Besides the guan, he is also good at playing a number of other Chinese instruments like the dizi and suona.

Lo took part in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in 1980 and came first both in liuqin open class as well as the dizi senior class. In the same year, he was invited by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra to perform as dizi soloist and he also received instructions on how to play the houguan and suona from houguan master Chen Tianshou of the Guangdong Province Song and Dance Troupe. In 1981, he came first again in the liuqin open class of the schools Music Festival. He was also a prize winner of the Hong Kong Young Players of Chinese Musical Instruments Competition in 1986.

Aside from performance, he shows keen interest in music composition, and his works include suona concertos An Adapted Guangdong Melody and Visit of an Old Friend on a Rainy Day, Happy New Year Overture for ensemble, Song of Sorrow for houguan solo, and The Red ‘Shuang-Xing-Hen’ for Chinese orchestra and five-piece combo.