I’m graduating from Oxford!

This year has been very different and full of unexpected turns, to say the least. Amidst all the academic work, I wrote and staged an opera. I hurried to Hong Kong, while the pandemic was still beginning, for my grandmother’s funeral.

Thanks to you-know-what, my last term at Oxford was completely cancelled—the term for which, like many Oxford students, I had a bucket list planned. Now it’s all up in ashes.

This is all without mentioning the, quite honestly, history-defining changes that have been taking place in my home town, and the ripple effect that has ushered in a new cold war.

Within all of this, I submitted my dissertation and will soon be a Master of Philosophy in composition. So, no big deal.

There are many factors playing into this, but my most likely next destination from here will be developing my artistry within the UK, working with different ensembles and music lovers here.

I already miss Oxford already, so I am sure it will always have a special place in my heart.

Birmingham, August 2020

Creating an Opera

Exciting news! My proposal to write a short opera set in the current social climate of Hong Kong, to be entitled Bou6, has been accepted by the Oxford Contemporary Opera Society. It will be staged in the end of November, as the newly created society’s second show, and first one to feature student works. My story will explore the ideas of riot and tyranny and how they are created and labelled.

Off we go!

Following my graduation from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in October 2018, I am about to begin his graduate studies at the University of Oxford for an MPhil in Music (Composition). Stay tuned!

Reading Session with the Mivos Quartet

I am happy to announce that my work, Playwright, has been selected for a reading session with the world-renowned Mivos Quartet, who specialise in contemporary music. I look forward to hearing it coming alive in the hands of the highly professional ensemble.

Date: 26 May 2018 @ 15:30
Venue: Lee Hysan Concert Hall, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong