Yet from the haze she creates, graceful, Ms Tang’s textures are transparent enough that even when several levels of the chase seem to be happening at once…. fluidly contrapuntal piece
New York Times, April 5, 2009
Dr. Tang Lok-yin is an active composer in worldwide, her works achieve mastery in both Chinese and Western music, covering instrumental, dance and operatic music, with a brilliant track record of awards to her credit including the ACL Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize by the Asian Composers' League (Japan); the first prize at the Asian Pacific Festival of the Asian Composers' League Conference (New Zealand); Young Composer Award at the International Competition for Chinese Orchestral Composition (Singapore); Outstanding Award at the "Palatino" Piano Composition (China); "Dr. Helmut Sohmen Composition Prize" for the symphony orchestral piece “Movements-Homage to Joseph Haydn” (Vienna).
Tang's recent works include the Suona and Guanzi Concerto “SaNa” which commissioned by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the Chinese Orchestral work “The Great Evacuation”, the Saxophone and Orchestra of Laptops piece “Neutron Star”, Hong Kong Dance and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra co-production “Evacuation Order for dance theatre” and Hong Kong Arts Festival Commissioned Opera “Tree Rhapsody”. Apart from composition, she also works as Director, Producer, Arranger, Performer and Radio Board Cast Presenter in different engagements. Recently, she has directed the 1st Hong Kong International Drummer Festival.