"....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."
Leung is a film composer best known for his work on the 4.2 billion box office wonder, Operation Red Sea. His work quickly attained critical acclaim, and received an ASCAP Screen Music Award for the score. He is currently scoring two of the most anticipated blockbusters of 2020, Warriors of Future and The Rescue. Leung works very closely with Director Dante Lam, and has also worked with other directors like Ng Yuen Fai and Jonathan Li Zijun. 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.
Other than film works, Leung has also composed concert works. His work "The Valiant Flight” was performed by the Beijing Symphony Orchestra during the 8th Beijing International Festival stirred the full-house audience in the National Centre for the Performing Arts into a resounding applause, and “I, Consciousness,” a multi-movement chamber work commissioned by the RTHK Chamber Soloists exhibited “a fresh approach to musical storytelling.” In 2014, his choral music was highly praised by The Honourable Bernard Chan (陳智思) of the Hong Kong Executive Council Leung has also collaborated with many different performing organisations, (shown below) like the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Concerto Budapest Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. 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.
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.
Biography by Joseph Abdelmelek