WING WAH CHAN (b 1954 )
Chan Wing Wah was born in 1954 and trained as a teacher before entering the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a music student. He later completed a master’s degree and a Doctorate in Music at the University of Toronto. His compositions include eight symphonies and many other works. His Autumn, for flute, oboe, guitar and viola, won first prize in the 1981 International Double Reed Society Composition Contest and was given its first performance in the USA. Chan’s Second Symphony was given its first performance by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and was presented before the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris in 1983, and in 1985 The Fires of London gave the first performance of his work Blossom in the Hong Kong Arts Festival.