Tsui Chin Hung
Tsui Chin Hung (born1985
) is a composer, guitarist and conductor. He studied composition with Robert Drasnin and later conducting with Eímear Noone at University of California, Los Angeles Extension. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music, where he was admitted on a scholarship major in composition and studied under Francine Trester and Shostakovich’s pupil Yakov Gubanov.
At Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, Tsui studied guitar with Jimmy Wyble, Bruce Buckingham, Brad Rabuchin and Scott Henderson; and improvisation with Larry Koonse, Adam Rogers, Mick Goodrick and Hal Crook. He had attended seminars led by Charles Bernstein and masterclasses led by Theodore Antoniou, Gene Bertoncini and John Stowell. While in Boston, he also studied with guitarist Zaira Meneses at the New England Conservatory. Tsui received the Outstanding Stylist Award from Musicians Institute.
Tsui has collaborated with films director Mike Shalyapin, Aimee Long, Xing-mai Deng and Laura Grose. Tsui has also written music for Boston ALEA III Contemporary Music Ensemble, Hong Kong’s On and On Theatre and Black Bird Theatre. His full-length album “Memories of Herbal” will be released in Fall 2014