Described as a “self-assured voice” (Barczablog) with a “masterful control over his idiom” (Classical Music Sentinel), Kevin Lau is quickly establishing himself as one of Canada’s most versatile emerging composers. His music has been commissioned and performed by over twenty ensembles including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia, Via Salzburg, and the Hannaford Street Silver Band. He was the recipient of the 2010 Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Music, and his music is featured on violinist Conrad Chow’s début CD Premières (2012 Cambria Music.) In 2007 Kevin Lau co-founded the Sneak Peek Orchestra with conductor Victor Cheng, which gave the première of his Cello Concerto in 2012 (with soloist Rachel Mercer.) Kevin Lau received his doctorate in music composition from the University of Toronto under the supervision of Christos Hatzis. A composer of over a dozen scores for film and television, he also served as composer-in-residence for the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra (2010–12) and was one of two emerging resident composers at the Banff Centre (summer of 2012). He was recently appointed affiliate composer of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (2012–14).