Aenon Loo, Composer
Aenon Loo received his Doctor of Musical Arts in composition and electronic music from Columbia University in New York and his Bachelor of Music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. With his composition Last Days, hommage à Messiaen, Loo was awarded best composition by the Hong Kong New Generation; and First Prize in the Young Composer Award given by the Asian Composer’s League, held in Yokohama, Japan. A Founding Composer of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, his works have been performed by the Asian Youth Orchestra, Les Six Woodwind Sextet, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Manhattan Sinfonietta, and various other ensembles in the US, Europe, and East Asia. Loo was granted the Lady Fung Memorial Music Fellowship by the Asian Cultural Council in 2001
to study at the Aspen Music School in Colorado with George Tsontakis. Loo is also co-founder of the progressive Gallery EXIT and the HellHOT New Music Festival.