Angus Lee

Named Young Music Maker 2012 by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), Angus Lee (b. 1992) is a conductor specialising in the performance of new music. He has worked with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME) since 2016, and was appointed to the position of programme manager in 2020. Supported by the Aedas Scholarship and the Jockey Club Music & Dance Fund, Lee completed his musical education at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2010-14) and the Royal Academy of Music (2014-16) in London, studying with Alan Cumberland and Sian Edwards. He has also benefitted from participating in the Asian Youth Orchestra’s Conducting Seminar as well as the Orkney Conductors Course, studying with Charles Peebles and James Judd. Since his return to Hong Kong in 2016, Angus Lee has been a tireless proponent of new music. He has been twice invited by the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild to lead the performances of work by local composers at the Guild’s flagship event, the annual music festival Musicarama. In 2019, he led the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in the West Kowloon Cultural District’s special project ›Hong Kong X Taiwan‹. Lee is the co-founder of the Hongkong-based PRISM Chamber Music Festival, a festival focused on featuring emerging young musicians and ensembles in Hong Kong. Angus Lee’s works as a composer have been performed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Multilatérale, Ensemble Suono Giallo, the Exordium Collective, HearNowHear, the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Subaerial Collective and Trio Accanto, showcased at the ACL Asian Music Festival, Ciclo de Música Contemporánea de Oviedo, CYCLE Music and Art Festival, Hong Kong Contemporary Music Festival, ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week, at IRCAM’s ManiFeste, the festival Musica Strasbourg, the festival Ticino Musica, the Seoul International Computer Music Festival and the SPLICE Festival IV.