"Simply music to my ears." - The Standard
Described as "an unbelievably versatile composer with a limitless future" by the mastermind of the Halo Soundtrack, Marty O' Donnell and as "a composer with superhuman speed" by the Emmy-nominated Aaron Robinson (On This Island/Black Nativity), Elliot Ho Yat Leung (梁皓一) seeks to incorporate his vast musical influences into his craft to serve and build upon existing productions in order to create distinctive listening experiences for his audiences.
As the Director of H1Music Limited, Leung recently collaborated with director Dante Lam (林超賢), and is scoring Emperor Motion Pictures' Operation Red Sea. Some of his other credits include THINK: The Legacy of Think and Grow Rich and Abyssal Quest. Since 2014, Leung's music has been played back more than 7,000,000 times on many televised platforms like TVB (無線電視), HK Cable TV (有線電視), Road Show (路訊通), HKBN (香港寬頻), NOWTV, and Creation TV (創世電視). He also has collaborated with many celebrated individuals, composers and conductors, such as Scott Cervine, Leon Ko (高世章), Synthia Ko (高德儀). In 2014, his choral music was highly praised by Bernard Chan (陳智思) of the Hong Kong Executive Council.
As an arranger and orchestrator, Leung arranged music for a wide array of clients like Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Noughts and Exes and Rainbow Promise (彩虹約定). In 2016, he re-orchestrated HKREP's multi-award winning musical 頂頭鎚 (Field of Dreams) and was very well received by audiences in both Hong Kong and China. In 2017, he arranged and composed the score for TVB's channel 98 (戲曲台). His arrangements have been performed in many prestigious venues, including the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (Beijing) and Queen Elizabeth Stadium (Hong Kong). 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 and obtained ABRSM performance diplomas in both cello and piano at a very young age. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from Wheaton Conservatory of Music, where he was privately 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 by working as Leon Ko's scoring assistant on 暴瘋語 (Insanity), a cinema blockbuster from Hong Kong in 2014.
Biography by Joseph Abdelmelek