Luk Kin Bun

Luk Kin Bun○

Luk Kin Bun is the Percussion Principal of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and the Percussion Tutor of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra instrumental class. He is also the Chinese Percussion Tutor of the junior music programme of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Luk 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 notable performances include: the Handpan solo sections in It’s the East Wing Again from Tale of the Majong Heroes(World Premiere) at the ‘Music about China’ concert of the Hong Kong Arts Festival in February 2021; the solo sections in The Age of the Dragon percussion concerto at the ‘Majestic Drums’ concert series of The Hong Kong Drum Festival in October 2019 and 2012. He wrote the drum piece, Hehe, in which he was also the drum solo player, for the first Hong Kong International Drummer Festival in July 2016 and played the drum solo. It was followed by a bianzhong solo in Three Variations on a Plum Blossom Melody, at the ‘In Tribute – The Legacy of Peng Xiuwen 20th Anniversary Memorial Concert’ in December the same year. In October 2015, he performed the solo in the Hong Kong premiere of Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra at the ‘Majestic Drums XX’ concert as part of the Hong Kong Drum Festival. Luk was lead player of the drum concerto, Flying Dragon and Leaping Tiger, in the Music Office’s concert in May 2013, and soloist in the percussion concerto, Cang Cai, at the concert ‘Surf’s Up!’ in December the same year. In December 2012, he played percussion solo at the HKCO’s multimedia concert ‘Winter Solstice • Farewell to the Sun’, an occasion that involved percussion and sheng interacting with installation art.

 As a composer and arranger, Luk has written many pieces, the most recent being Drum Up, Gear Up! for the ‘5G Sync X Let the Thunder of Drums Roll!’ Online Concert held in June, 2020. Other works include the drum ensemble Legacy, an original composition commissioned by the Hon-Tsai Chinese Ensemble of Taiwan in September 2013, and another drum ensemble Forever Young at Heart – A Drumming Tribute, an arrangement commissioned by the HKCO premiered in October 2012.