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Alex Au 歐天勇

Alex Au Tin Yung was born in Hong Kong. He is an active composer, conductor, producer, jazz pianist and a promoter of contemporary music. He received his Master’s Degree (Distinction) in Composition at the University of York, under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Simaku. Alex’s works have been widely performed in different places including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Zhuhai, Macau, Taiwan, Italy and the U.K. His chamber work “Dao” has been selected as one of the three finalists in Duosolo Emerging Composer Competition 2011. He also worked with the Kreutzer Quartet, Sarah Watts, etc. who performed a number of his musical compositions.

Besides being a professional composer, Alex is an enthusiastic jazz pianist. He met one of his mentors, John Taylor, when he studied in York. Alex has also worked with a wide range of top musicians including Lonnie Williams, Ted Lo, Kazuo Takeda, Iain Ballamy and Julian Arguelles, etc and also performed in several International Jazz Festivals (Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2009 & 2011 and Beishan International Jazz Festival 2011). Furthermore, Alex held a Jazz Piano Trio Concert in 2010 and 2015, in which he participated in composition, conducting and performing.

Since 2007, Alex has set up a music production house (PMW Works) in Hong Kong as a music producer. He produces and arranges music for musicals (The Hands of Time 2009), films, commercial advertisements, jingles and the local pop music industry (Joey Yung, Jun Kung etc.). In 2011, Alex has taken up one more role as the Founder and Music Director of Avant Music Group Association of Hong Kong (AMGA) – a non-profit association aimed at establishing a platform for the local composers and young amateur musicians, and creating more opportunities for them to exchange and perform their works through interactive musical activities, in order to promote contemporary music, development, review and culture.

In recent years, Alex did a lot of research on compositional techniques regarding pitch structuring. His book “The Common Features in Music in the Extended Common Practice” was published in 2013. He is currently continuing his research on integrating electronic technology with contemporary music in a PhD in Composition at HKU, with the support of the university postgraduate scholarship. He is now working as a teaching assistant at the HKU Music Department and is also a council member of Hong Kong Composers' Guild (HKCG).

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