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LEUNG Chi-cheung
梁志鏘

Composer, conductor and educator, Leung studied music majoring in composition (BMus & MMus) in the United States of America (University of North Texas), and received his PGDE and PhD in Hong Kong (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Australia (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University) respectively. His first original composition Hope for 12 Chinese instruments, won him the First Prize in the Hong Kong Young Musicians’ Award in 1985. He also received the Pi Kappa Lambda Composition Award in 1989. His music compositions have been performed in Singapore, Japan, China, South Korea, Austria and USA by various professional groups and artists. He was invited to present in concerts featuring solely his compositions respectively in the Asian Arts Festival 2009 (USA) and the Aomori Museum of Art (Japan) 2010. His works were critiqued as “brilliant”, “unorthodox”, “creative”, “fresh, colourful, and intriguing”, “intermingling elements of the East and the West”, “highlighting the traditional Chinese value and life wisdom”, “with profound humanistic sympathy” and “speak to a positive international vision”.


In 1974, he founded the Yao Yueh Chinese Music Orchestra and was the founding conductor. He was appointed Music Director in 2007. Under his directorship, he has commissioned over 30 new works by Hong Kong composers. He also premiered conducted works by renowned composers such as Samson Young, Alfred Wong, Austin Yip etc. Leung has wide research interests which cover creative industries, music education and Chinese music. Other than articles published in international journals, he has written and edited books which include Creativity and culture in contemporary Greater China, Reflecting about cultural entrepreneurship in China, Music Education Policy and Implementation: International Perspective, A Study on the music of Shijing and Chuci etc.


樂樂國樂團音樂總監及首席指揮、作曲家、指揮家及音樂教育家。於美國、香港及澳洲接受教育,主修作曲及音樂教育,先後肄業於北德州大學、香港中文大學及皇家墨爾本科技大學,取得音樂學士、音樂碩士、教育文憑及哲學博士學位。梁氏於1985年首奪香港青年音樂家(作曲組)大獎冠軍及1989年奪Pi Kappa Lambda作曲獎,其音樂作品多次在美國、中國、日本、南韓、奧地利、新加坡發表,並分別於美國亞洲藝術節(2009)及日本青森縣立博物館(2010)舉行個人作品專場音樂會。他的作品被形容為「兵行險著,不按常理出牌、極具創意」、「清新、色彩斑斕、有趣迷人」、「曲有盡而意無窮」、「揉合中西音樂元素」、「賦予深厚的人文關懷」、「帶出中國傳統的價值和處世智慧」並「具正面國際視野」。


1974年創立樂樂國樂團,並擔任創團指揮,2007年起任該團音樂總監至今,在任多年積極推動香港音樂創作,委約並發表香港作曲家作品,他執棒世界首演的作品包括葉浩堃《西遊》、黃學揚《霞彩》、楊嘉輝A Relentless Horizontalism、倫偉傑《突襲》、王超鵬《夙夜》、余文正《彈撥之間》《都市琥珀》、梁志鏘《星夜心潮》、《仰天》、《和》等。學術研究範圍廣泛,包括文化產業、音樂教育及中國音樂,除學術期刊論文,著編書目包括《大中華的創意與文化》、《思考文創中華》、《音樂教育政策與實踐:國際視野》、《詩經與楚辭音樂研究》等。梁氏曾任香港教育大學博文及社會科學學院副院長及文化與創意藝術學系教授,現任該校客席教授及教大中樂團客席指揮。

MAJOR WORKS 主要作品

Orchestral (Western)


  • “New Life” Symphonic Poem (1990) 20'


Orchestral (Chinese)


  • Demon of the Heart (1994) 10' 

  • Friendship (1986, 2006 revised) 7'


Chamber (Western)


  • A Little Fancy Dream (1993) 8'
         for chamber orchestra & tape

  • Beyond Sorrow (1988) 22'
         for 6 perc

  • Quest (1987) 7'
         for fl, ob, cl, hn & bn

  • Dream (1986) 5'
         trio for ob & 2 perc

  • Japanese Fantasia (1986) 5'
         trio for fl, vc & pf


Chamber (Chinese)


  • Bravo! (1996) 10'
         for dizi, erhu, perc, pipa & zhongruan

  • Romance Destiny (1987) 6'
         trio for erhu, yangqin & vc

  • Hope (1985) 8'
         for 12-player Chinese instrumental ensemble


Chamber (Mixed)


  • Celebration Dance (2006) 5’
       for yangqin, piano, marimba and handbells

  • Celebration Dance (2006) 5’
       for flute, oboe, marimba and handbells

  • Celebration Dance (2006) 5’
       for erhu, gaohu, marimba and handbells 

  • Struggle for Love (1985) 5'
         for yangqin, vc & pf


Instrumental Solo


  • Friendship (1995) 7'
         for erhu & pf

  • Shadow Dancing (1995) 8'
         for erhu

  • Waltz (1986) 3'
         for pf

  • Friendship (1986) 7'
         for vn & pf


Vocal / Choral


  • Three Love Poems (1997) 8'
         for SATB

  • Fellowship in Christ (1991) 3'
         for SATB

  • The Portrait (1988) 5'
         for soprano & pf


Electro-Acoustic Music / Computer Music


  • Kitchen Dance (1996) 8'
         for Chinese Kitchen utensils and dance

  • The World Afflicted (1989) 20'
         for electronic music, pf, zhongruan, yangqin, narrator & dancer

  • The Unknown (1988) 12' 
         for tape


Music for Theatre / Drama


  • The Reunification Overture (1997) 10'
         for Cantonese Opera


Publications / Paper Presentations


  • A Little Fancy Dream《小小夢幻曲》. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Composers' Guild, 1994.

  • Shadow Dancing 《舞影》. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Composers' Guild, 1995.

  • The Treasure of Chinese Music: Huqin 《中國音樂寶庫:胡琴篇》(CD-ROM). Hong Kong:

  • Education Department, Hong Kong Institute of Education & Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, 2000.

  • Timbre and New Instrumental Sources 《音色與新音源》(In collaboration with J. Cheung-Yung, Stefan S.M. Au, & E. Kung). In E. Ho, S.K. Cham, M.C. Chan & K. Kwan (Eds.), Contemporary Music for School Students《現代音樂探索》, Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2006.

  • Learning Portfolio: An integration between music analysis and composition 《音樂分析與創作的結合》. In C.O. Tam & B.W. Leung (Eds.), Teaching and Learning of Art and Music: Innovations, Approaches and Cases 《藝術教育新方向:方法個案及研究》. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education, 2004.

  • Chinese Poetry and its music《中國詩詞音樂——詩經、楚辭與漢魏六朝樂府》,Hong Kong: International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong), in press.

管弦樂 (西樂)


  • 新生 (1990) 20'


管弦樂 (中樂)


  • 友情 (1986, 2006修訂) 7' 

  • 心魔 (1994) 10'


室樂 (西樂)


  • 小小夢幻曲 (1993) 8'
        for chamber orchestra & tape

  • 超乎悲哀 (1988) 22'
         for 6 perc 

  • 尋 (1987) 7'
         for fl, ob, cl, hn & bn

  • 夢 (1986) 5'
         trio for ob & 2 perc 

  • 東瀛幻 (1986) 5'
         trio for fl, vc & pf


室樂 (中樂)


  • 擊節 (1996) 10'
         for dizi, erhu, perc, pipa & zhongruan

  • 浪漫人生 (1987) 6'
         trio for erhu, yangqin & vc

  • 望 (1985) 8'
         for 12-player Chinese instrumental ensemble


室樂 (混合)


  • 喜舞 (2006) 5’
       for yangqin, piano, marimba and handbells

  • 喜舞 (2006) 5’
       for flute, oboe, marimba and handbells

  • 喜舞 (2006) 5’
       for erhu, gaohu, marimba and handbells

  • 愛的掙扎 (1985) 5'
         for yangqin, vc & pf


獨奏曲


  • 友情 (1995) 7'
         for erhu & pf

  • 舞影 (1995) 8'
         for erhu

  • 華爾滋 (1986) 3'
         for pf

  • 友情 (1986) 7'
         for vn & pf


聲樂 / 合唱


  • 情詩三闕 (1997) 8'
         for SATB

  • 基督精兵 (1991) 3'
         for SATB

  • 肖像 (1988) 5'
         for soprano & pf


電子音樂 / 電腦音樂


  • 廚之舞 (1996) 8'
         for Chinese kitchen utensils and dance

  • 世間愁苦 (1989) 20'
        for electronic music, pf, zhongruan, yangqin, narrator & dancer

  • 無題 (1988) 12' 
         for tape


劇場音樂


  • 回歸頌序曲 (1997) 10'
         for Cantonese Opera


出版刊物 / 發表文章


  • 《小小夢幻曲》. 香港,香港作曲家聯會, 1994.

  • 《舞影》. 香港,香港作曲家聯會, 1995.

  • 《中國音樂寶庫:胡琴篇》(光碟). 香港,教育署, 香港教育學院及香中樂團, 2000.

  • 《音色與新音源》(與張翁偉儀、歐兆明及龔裕東合著) , 載於何司能、湛黎淑貞、陳明志及關振明

  • 《現代音樂探索》, 香港,香港中文大學出版社, 2006.

  • 《音樂分析與創作的結合》. 載於譚祥安、梁寶華編《藝術教育新方向:方法個案及研究》. 香港,香港教育學院, 2004.

  • 《中國詩詞音樂——詩經、楚辭與漢魏六朝樂府》,香港,香港國際演藝評論家協會(香港分會), 出版中.