CHAN Wai Kwong Victor 陳偉光

Research Projects


  • Candenzas of Hong Kong
  • CHAN Wai Kwong Victor
    1 June 2006
    Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra & Hong Kong Composers’ Guild

    The project enables the blending of contemporary music creativity with ethnicity and local Hong Kong identity. It invites innovation in performance and compositional techniques in a context consisting solely of traditional instruments. .Cadenzas of Hong Kong. is a two-year project which aims to promote artistic virtuosity, as in the Cadenza di bravura in Western classical music, as well as the unique expression on the versatility of Hong Kong in either social, cultural, personal, scenic or geographic terms. Commissioned by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and the Hong Kong Composers. Guild, the work will be premiered during the HKCO.s 31st orchestral season (2007-2008), as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. (AL05626)


  • Century Fanfare (For Orchestra)
  • CHAN Wai Kwong Victor
    1 April 2002
    Citigroup

    This work marks the beginning of a new series of my orchestral compositions, an attempt that further explores new possibilities for the contemporary orchestra, representing a continuation of my previous of set large-scale orchestral compositions for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 1997-2000. The work is commissioned by the Citigroup (1902-2002) to mark their One Hundredth Anniversary this year. The work will be premiered by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. (AL01353)


  • A Dream Too Short
  • CHAN Wai Kwong Victor
    1 May 2006
    The Hong Kong Composers’ Guild

    This project furthers my long term exploration in creating music of the most advent guard nature and yet communicates with the general audience in the friendliest way. Written for the flute and the piano, the piece makes use of highly sophisticated contemporary techniques. Technically demanding as it may seem, the deep structure of its underlying harmonic conception is surprisingly simple and .classical.. While being a challenge to the performers, it is expected to create a different experience, mainly relaxing and entertaining for the listeners. .A Dream Too Short. is commissioned by the Hong Kong Composers. Guild for the Musicarama International Music Festival 2006. The piece will be premiered in October 2006, followed by publication by the Hong Kong Composers Guild. (AL05490)


  • Fanfare for Tomorrow (For Orchestra)
  • CHAN Wai Kwong Victor
    1 November 2002
    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

    This is a continuation of my exploration on contemporary treatment of the symphony orchestra, which emphasis given to extensive use of percussion and brass instruments. The work was specially commissioned by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in celebration of their 30th anniversary, to be presented at the Grand Opening of the new season in September 2003. (AL02575)


  • Passion Within (For Piano)
  • CHAN Wai Kwong Victor
    1 March 2003
    The Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong

    This is an Anti-SARS project specially commissioned by the RTHK-4, to be widely performed at various Anti-SARS functions. The work was released on CD “Ode to Life” produced by the RTHK. It was also adopted as the theme music for the portal of the ‘BrigntenHK Campaign’ jointly organized by the iProA, The Outstanding Young Persons’ Association, The Better Hong Kong Foundation, and The World Trade Centres Association. (AL02663)


  • Serialism (A Teaching Resource Kit): Contemporary Education Campaign of the ISCM World Music Days 2002
  • CHAN Wai Kwong Victor, YIP Ching Lee Jenny
    1 March 2001
    ISCM World Music Days 2002

    The Teaching Resource Kit will form a major component of the Contemporary Educational Campaign leading up to the 2002 ISCM World Music Days. It will serve as a catalyst in the nurturing of an appreciation in contemporary music and music creativity among the younger generation. The project is the result of collaboration between the Hong Kong Composers. Guild and the Hong Kong Education Department. The final publication will appear in two language versions (Chinese & English) totaling about 110 pages of teaching material and a CD. (AL00544)


  • Theme Music for the Franklin Graham Festival Hong Kong
  • CHAN Wai Kwong Victor
    1 January 2007
    Hong Kong Franklin Graham Festival

    This project furthers my long term interest in creating music of the most “serious” nature and yet communicates with the general audience in the friendliest way. In this regard, composing music for the church has always been a most exciting challenge. The Franklin Graham Festival (formerly Billy Graham Festival) with its more than 40 years’ experience in music ministry presents a most resourceful platform for church musicians in Hong Kong in this coming 2007 festival to mark the 10th anniversary of the HKSAR. Commissioned by the Franklin Graham Festival, the Theme Music consists of three different versions, including a hymn setting for the congregation, an anthem for the 5000-strong Festival Choir and an orchestral version for the Festival Orchestra. The music will be performed on all evenings of the festival and the score will be published by the organizer. (AL06546)


  • When the Green Woods Laugh: Songs to Poems by William Blake (For Solo Soprano, Treble Choir and Orchestra)
  • CHAN Wai Kwong Victor
    1 March 2002
    Hong Kong Sinfonietta / Composers and Authors’ Society of Hong Kong

    This work is the second under my new series of orchestral compositions, an attempt that further explores new possibilities for the contemporary orchestra. It is constructed as a continuation of my previous of set large-scale orchestral compositions for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 1997-2000. The project also represents an application of the ideas investigated in my research in .Music and Language.. Commissioned by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the work will be premiered in March 2003 by the orchestra, joined by the world-renowned English soprano P. Rozario and a 200-strong treble choir from the Diocesan Girls Junior School, conducted by Maestro Bruno Ferrandis from France. (AL01688)



Research Publications


  • "Passions Within (For Violin) - The Duo Series (Australia & Hong Kong) " HAZELDINE Ross, SCHELLHORN Andrew and DOWLING Deirdre, Australia, 2001.07.



  • "Theme Music for the Hong Kong Franklin Graham Festival (for Choir and Orchestra) ". Hong Kong Franklin Graham Festival Music commissioned for the 'Hong Kong Franklin Graham Festival 2007', in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the HKSAR. 8 minutes, 1 June 2007



  • 《都來感謝恩主 [錄像資料] :教會詩班大匯唱音樂晚會:香港中文大學崇基學院金禧校慶》(Now thank we all our God:church choir concert: in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Chung Chi College) 與伍渭文等籌備,香港:香港中文大學崇基學院,2001.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies P306.2.I67; CC P306.2.I67)


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