"....an unbelievably versatile composer with a limitless future"
- Martin O'Donnell, Composer of Halo and Destiny
"The pride of Hong Kong."
- The Honourable Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong
Elliot Ho Yat Leung is a widely sought-after composer who has composed for the highest-grossing international blockbusters and productions. His music has been described as being "audio-graphically visual" by The Standard, and being able to "tug the audience's heartstrings" by Sina News. The South China Morning Post observed Mr. Leung as "a seasoned composer who enhances the magic of cinema."
As the Director of H1Music Limited, Leung recently scored the 4.5-billion box office wonder Operation Red Sea. The score quickly attained critical acclaim, thus, "The Valiant Flight" from the Operation Red Sea Soundtrack Album was performed in the 8th Beijing International Film Festival. He is currently scoring two of the most anticipated blockbusters of 2020, Warriors of Future and Emergency Rescue. He has worked with the largest film companies (shown below) like Bona Film Group, Emperor Motion Pictures and Fireworks Entertainment. Since 2014, Leung's music has been played back more than 10,000,000 times on major televised platforms like CCTV, TVB, HKBN and NowTV. In 2014, his choral music was highly praised by The Honourable Bernard Chan (陳智思) of the Hong Kong Executive Council and in 2017, his pieces were performed and recorded by the Concerto Budapest Orchestra.
As an arranger and orchestrator, Leung has arranged music for the largest scale productions and performing organisations (shown below) like the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. His works have been performed in many prestigious venues, including the National Centre for the Performing Arts (China), the Cultural Centre (Hong Kong) and Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (Beijing). In 2017, his music in London’s “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” show ended with a full-house standing ovation. Furthermore, his arrangement of Descendants of the Dragon (龍的傳人) was featured as part of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong Handover celebrations performed by the Learners Chorus and the Shenzhen University Choir.
Leung began his musical training at age 5 in the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts under Mr. Laurent Perrin. As a result of his musical excellence, he was selected to perform in the "Charming China Youth Arts Festival (亞洲藝術盛典 · 魅力中國)" during his secondary school years. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from Wheaton Conservatory of Music, where he was taught by Marty O' Donnell, David M. Gordon and Shawn E. Okpebholo. While attending, he was the winner of the Schultheis Chamber Music Composition Competition. He began his career in 2014 working as Leon Ko's scoring assistant on 暴瘋語 (Insanity), a cinema blockbuster from Hong Kong.
Biography by Joseph Abdelmelek