David Ho-yi Chan
Born in British Hong Kong, David Ho-yi Chan is a London-based composer, conductor and organist. With music broadcasted on BBC Radio 3, RTHK Radio 4, Hong Kong Cable Television and Now TV (Hong Kong), his highlighted collaborators include BBC Singers, Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Hong Kong Children’s Choir, etc. He has previously worked with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers Scheme 2018/19, and players from BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra. Recent projects include the Postcards from Composers commissioned by BBC Radio 3.
Since undergraduate studies, Chan's music has been performed and screened across the UK, Hong Kong and other countries, such as the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, Musicus Fest, Brandenburg Choral Festival of London, "Asia - Europe" New Music Festival and Asian Composers League Festival & Conference. In 2014, Chan presented his work at the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World Music Days in Poland, and turned out to be the youngest Hong Kong composer representative in this prestigious forum to date.
Endorsed as Exceptional Promise by Arts Council England, Chan was previously appointed the Juror for the British Composer Awards 2018, the Honorary Member of the Association of Croatian Choral Directors, the Emerging Composer at the Florence Choral, and awarded the title "World Youth Choral Artist" by World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association.
In 2018, Chan attained 3rd place - Freundeskreis Brauweiler Prize at the Musica Sacra Nova: 14th International Composers Competition in Germany. The awarded work is published by Schott Music. He is also commissioned by The Esoterics as their annual Polyphonos: International Composer (2018/19).