Tsui Chi Hung
Tsui Chin Hung is a Chinese composer, guitarist and conductor.
Raised in Hong Kong, and was educated at the Lok Sin Tong Young Ko Hsiao Lin Sec School, New Territories. Tsui began his musical studies as a pupil of Irina Boutyrskaya and Lap Hang Choi. He studied composition with Robert Drasnin and later conducting with Eímear Noone at University of California, Los Angeles Extension. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music, where he was admitted on a scholarship major in composition and studied under Shostakovich's pupil Yakov Gubanov. Tsui has also been coached by Francine Trester. He participated in the Los Angeles Conductor's Workshop at Los Angeles Ballet School in 2010, under the supervision of Noone. As a guitarist, Tsui studied at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles where he became a student of Jimmy Wyble, as well as Bruce Buckingham, Brad Rabuchin and Scott Henderson. In parallel to this he studied improvisation with Larry Koonse, Adam Rogers, Mick Goodrick and Hal Crook. He had attended seminars led by Charles Bernstein and masterclasses led by Theodore Antoniou, Gene Bertoncini and John Stowell. While in Boston, he also studied with guitarist Zaira Meneses at the New England Conservatory.
Tsui later received the Outstanding Stylist Award from Musicians Institute. Besides leading his own group, he has performed with many renowned artists, including Candy Lo, Kay Tse, Louis Cheung, Zhou Bichang, Dick and Cowboy, Josie Ho. Tsui has studied music from different cultures and has worked as a composer for various media. He collaborated with director Mike Shalyapin by writing the music for his recent reality show and has scored original short films by directors Aimee Long, Xing-Mai Deng, Laura Grose. His full-length album “Memories of Herbal” will be released in Fall 2014. Tsui has been appointed as composer for ALEA III Contemporary Music Ensemble's 2014 concert, On and On Theatre Workshop's Postcolonial God of Food and Black Bird Theatre's No One Party.