Kung Chi Shing (Photo)
Kung Chi Shing
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kung Chi Shing is a composer, performer and music activist. Kung studied classical music and composition in the United States with Leonard Meyer, Richard Wernick, Chinary Ung and George Crumb. He is known particularly for his work in the music and performance group ‘The Box’, which he founded with Peter Suart in 1987, and since 2009 as founder and curator of the ‘Street Music Series’ of free public concerts in Hong Kong. In his compositions and performances, Kung focuses on experimentation with different formats, including pop, classical and improvisational music, and theatre art. Since 1996 he has created, composed and staged six full-length music theatre pieces (co-directed with Valerie C. Doran): ‘Destiny Travels Limited’, ‘The Floating Bridge’, ‘City Inside a Broken Sky’, ‘M Garden’, ‘City Inside a Broken Sky II’ and ‘Minamata: A Requiem’. He has collaborated frequently with choreographers, directors and theatre artists, and has performed his music in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Cuba, Tashkent, New York, London, Berlin and Venice. Kung’s solo recordings on CD include Destiny Travels Limited and Bluesilence/Fishdreams, while his recordings with The Box include the compilations BOX: GO HOME, The Box: Full Fathon Five and the special 20th anniversary set The Box Book.
Tsui Chin Hung (Photo)
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.

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