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Tsang, Richard

Harrison Ryker

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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[Tsang Yip-fat]

(b Kowloon, Hong Kong, Sept 11, 1952).Hong Kong Chinese composer and conductor. After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, studying composition with David Gwilt (1976), he gained the Master’s degree from the University of Hull (1978). The Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild (1983–93), he brought Hong Kong into the ISCM. He taught at the Chinese University (1984–6), then, apart from two years spent composing and broadcasting in England (1996–8), headed the Serious Music Service of Radio-TV Hong Kong; he concurrently held the vice-presidencies of the ISCM (1990–96) and the Asian Composers’ League (1991–6).

His music evolved from the Expressionism of his early choral pieces to fulfil divergent goals: the variation piece Images of Bells (1979) is based on a two-note motive, while the Prelude (1988...

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Subjects: Contemporary Music

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