CHENG Ching-nam Hippocrates 鄭靖楠
Hippocrates’s works range from instrumental and vocal solo pieces to large-scale multimedia and improvisational pieces. Cheng is currently a music student at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), majoring composition under the supervisions of Christopher Coleman, Christopher Keyes, Joyce Tang, and Mike McFerron.
Hippocrates has been highly active in recent years. His works were played by a mixed ensemble of 20 musicians and a jazz trio respectively in April 2015. Collegium Musicum Hong Kong premiered his Traces of Silk Road in their concert of the same name in October. The concert also features three more of Cheng’s compositions. Hippocrates composed two improvisational pieces in November for the HKBU Contemporary Music Ensemble. In January 2016, his Gather and Scatter for Chinese orchestra was premiered by the DIO Music Group. His Fragment for mixed ensemble was also selected for the inclusion in Ablaze Records for the new SINFONIA Series CD album recently.
Hippocrates also performs actively as a pianist, overtone singer and violist. He currently receives a FTCL in piano recital.