HUI, Tak-Cheung is a Hong Kong-born composer. Over the course of his career, Hui has been awarded numerous prizes include 1st prize in 38th Irino Prize, Chaosflöte Commission Competition 2019, Flex Ensemble Commission Competition 2017, Leibniz Harmonien International Composition Competition 2016, ACC International Composition Competition 2016 and Atlas Ensemble Composition Competition 2014. His recent collaborations include 10/10 Ensemble at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, MDI Ensemble at Composit New Music Festival, Nieuw Ensemble at the Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ’s An Evening of Today, Looptail Ensemble at the Gaudeamus Muziekweeks and TAK Ensemble at Delian Academy. He was also the resident composer of the Ligeti Academy by Asko Schoenberg in 2011 and European Composers’ Professional Development Programme by HCMF in 2012.
Hui started self-learning guitar and played in a rock band before he started his formal education of music at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and completed his masters’ degree in Composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the supervision of Richard Ayres, Willem Jeths, and Wim Henderickx. During his academic years, he was awarded the Heng Seng Bank Scholarship and The Lions Music Foundation Scholarship. He was given a fellowship from Boston University Center for New Music to pursue a Doctoral degree under the supervision of Alex Mincek and Joshua Fineberg. In 2017-18, he pursued a further degree at IRCAM Cursus under the support of Boston University Research Grants.
His works have been recorded by the BBC Radio 3 and published by Huddersfield Contemporary Record and Hove Record. The subject of memory has been an important role his compositions in different levels. From the implication of the “false memory” to the exploration of re-embellishment of already ‘embellished’ lives and memories, the composer attempts to create experiences that evoke not only my own memories but also collective memories through combinations of daily life situations and actions that happen in real time outside of the concert hall.
許德彰出生於香港，其作品曾於 38th Irino Prize、Flex Ensemble Commission Competiton 2017、Leibniz Harmonien International Composition Competition 2016、ACC International Composition Competition 2016、2014 Atlas Ensemble Composer’s Competition中獲得首獎項。許氏曾為荷蘭新樂團、Looptail、利物浦皇家管弦樂團、義大利MDI樂團、Joint Venture打擊樂二重奏等專業樂團委約創作室內樂音樂或多媒體作品。並曾獲選於英國哈德斯菲德當代音樂節、荷蘭高地雅慕斯音樂節、阿姆斯特丹作曲家音樂節及夏灣那現代音樂節、丹麥Suså現代音樂節等音樂節演出。許氏先後於香港演藝學院及阿姆斯特丹音樂學院完成學士及碩士學位，現爲波士頓大學博士研究生及助教並於2017起在法國IRCAM進修電子音樂。在學其間曾獲得波士頓新音樂中心獎學金、恒生銀行獎學金及獅子會音樂獎學金等獎學金。