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About Me.

Yet from the haze she creates, graceful, Ms Tang’s textures are transparent enough that even when several levels of the chase seem to be happening at once…. fluidly contrapuntal piece

New York Times, April 5, 2009





鄧氏受委約作品例如包括香港中樂團作品《遷界令》、餘光中詩歌音樂會的作品《向日葵》、香港中文大學崇基學院六十週年校慶室樂作品《花甲子》、香港舞蹈團與香港中樂團兩團合作之音樂舞劇《遷界》、香港藝術節委約歌劇《年輪曲》、亞洲協會香港中心光的故事 : 韓志勳之《圓.綠》、維也納蘇海文作曲獎委約管弦樂作品「Movements- homage to Joseph Haydn」、德國Icking Municipality委約作品Shadow and Hope: Cantata from Six Continents in Age of Pandemic 等。


Dr Tang Lok Yin is the director of the Hong Kong International Drummer Festival and lecturer at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art Composition department and Chinese Music department. Tang’s received her Bachelor degree in Composition at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and acquired her Master and Doctor degree in Composition at the ChineseUniversity of Hong Kong. Tang won numerous scholarships and participated in worldwide international music camps and festivals and was the recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, chosen as a visiting scholar of the Columbia University in New York City. Apart from writing music, she also engages in arrangement, performance, educational undertaking and radio broadcasting. 


Tang's works achieve mastery in both Chinese and Western music, covering instrumental music, dance and operatic music. She is an active composer worldwide, with a brilliant track record of awards to her credit including the ACL Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize by the Asian Composers' League; the first prize at the Asian Pacific Festival of the Asian Composers’ League Conference; Young Composer Award at the International Competition for Chinese Orchestral Composition; and Outstanding Award at the "Palatino" Piano Composition.


Tang's commissioned works include "The Sunflower" for Yu Kwang-chung’s Poetry in Music, the chamber work “Sixty” for the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Chung Chi College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Dance Company and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra co-production “Evacuation Order for dance theatre”, Hong Kong Arts Festival commissioned Opera “Tree Rhapsody”, "Yuen.Yuen" commissioned by Asia Society Music, “Movements-homage to Joseph Haydn was commissioned by “Dr. Helmut Sohmen composition prize” for a symphony orchestral work commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn and performed in Vienna. "Shadow and Hope: Cantata from Six Continents in Age of Pandemic" which commissioned by Germany Icking Municipality.


2005- 2010

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Doctor of Music (Composition)

Master of Music (Composition)


Columbia University, New York USA

Fulbright Visiting Scholar (multi-media

collaboration and electronic music in New York)


Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

​Visiting Student

Bachelor of Music (Honor)





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