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.

Luk was one of the founders of Four Gig Heads in 1998. Since then, he has been an active figure in various performing art genres. He has guest performed with many professional orchestras in Hong Kong and is often invited on their overseas tours. He is 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 of the percussion concerto, The Age of the Dragon (October 2012); percussion solo at the HKCO’s concert ‘Winter Solstice • Farewell to the Sun’ (December 2012), 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. It was followed by a solo in the percussion concerto, Cang Cai, at ‘Surf’s Up!’ (December 2013), and another solo in the Hong Kong premiere of Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra at the ‘Majestic Drums XX’ concert, which was part of the Hong Kong Drum Festival (October 2015). Luk wrote the drum piece, Hehe, in which he was also the drum solo player, at the first Hong Kong International Drummer Festival (July 2016). It was then followed by a bianzhong solo in Three Variations on a Plum Blossom Melody, at ‘In Tribute – The Legacy of Peng Xiuwen 20th Anniversary Memorial Concert’.

As a composer and arranger, Luk has also written the drum ensemble Forever Young at Heart – A Drumming Tribute, an arrangement commissioned by the HKCO and premiered in October 2012, and the drum ensemble Legacy, an original composition commissioned by the Hon-Tsai Chinese Ensemble of Taiwan in September 2013.