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Wan Pin Chu

Personal Profile

Wan Pin Chu is an international award-winning Erhuist and composer from Hong Kong who is currently receiving a full scholarship from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to study Master in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2015, he is under a mentoring scheme by Maggie Rodford, music producer of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and 'Thor'.

Having performed in over hundreds of concerts all over the world including the UK, the US, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Mainland China etc., Wan is recognised as a versatile performer with rich emotions and limitless virtuosity in his music. In the UK, he is the first Chinese instrumentalist to perform in The Duke’s Hall in Royal Academy of Music and The British Museum in London, and the Royal Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool. He has a wide range of repertoires from traditional and regional Chinese Music to Western Classical Music and even Jazz, Pop and Rock. His performance of Western Virtuoso pieces such as Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saëns and The 24th Violin Caprice by Paganini has also dazzled some Erhu professors in China and awarded him Distinction of Grade 10 professional Erhu diploma, issued by the Central Conservatoire of Music in Beijing.

Wan also works as a composer for film, television, games and commercials. In November 2013, two films scored by him had their premier at The National Gallery in London. Wan has also taken part in the music scoring for a Hong Kong film ‘Overheard 3’, one of the highest grossing film series in Hong Kong. In the same year, Wan was invited by the Royal College of Music and School of Oriental and African Studies to give lectures about Chinese Music used in film scoring. In June 2014, he participated in the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in New York. Currently, Wan is co-scoring a BBC six-episode documentary about Chinese history with Howard Wan Davidson. He is the leading Erhuist of NEXUS ensemble.

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