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Kevin Lau

Kevin Lau

Kevin Lau


Kevin Lau, born 1982, is active as both a pianist and composer of contemporary classical music. His first complete composition, Empire of Paradise (1999), was arranged and performed by the Albertan drum corps Allegiance Elite throughout Canada and the United States. Since then, he has had music commissioned and performed by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, the University of Calgary Brass Choir, the Canadian Composers' Quartet Read more on Last.fm
Kevin Lau, born 1982, is active as both a pianist and composer of contemporary classical music. His first complete composition, Empire of Paradise (1999), was arranged and performed by the Albertan drum corps Allegiance Elite throughout Canada and the United States. Since then, he has had music commissioned and performed by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, the University of Calgary Brass Choir, the Canadian Composers' Quartet, the Esprit Orchestra, the Georgian Bay Symphony, the Toronto Suzuki School, the Cecilia String Quartet, and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. His music has been read and recorded by renowned artists such as Scott St.

John and Lara Downes, as well as eminent ensembles such as Eighth Blackbird, the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. Kevin is also active in many other areas of composition. In 2006 he wrote the score to the theatre musical “Box Office,” which was staged seven times at the Tarragon Theatre as part of the 2006 Toronto Fringe Festival. In 2007 he composed the score for a professional video game for Groove Games based on the movie 300.

He has written music for over a dozen films, including the feature documentary UFOs: A Secret History, slated to air on the History Channel in 2008. Recently, he co-wrote the full-length orchestral score (with Canadian composer Ronald Royer) to Gooby, a Canadian children's feature film starring Eugene Levy and Robbie Coltrane. In 2007 Kevin co-founded the Sneak Peek Orchestra with conductor Victor Cheng. Composed primarily of student musicians from the University of Toronto, the orchestra performed his Violin Concerto with soloist Alexa Wilks. Kevin lives in Toronto and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in music composition at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Christos Hatzis.

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