The inaugural concert by Dim Sum Ensemble is a culmination of a lifetime’s preparation by its co-founders and influential people. Dim Sum was written especially for harpist Andrew Chan to open the concert. The sound of the harp melts any hardness in the heart, and that makes many dreams possible.
Instrumentation: harp, zheng, percussion, 2 erhu, zhonghu, cello
World premiere: Oct. 27, 2013 Xpressions concert
About Tony K.T. Leung 梁家棟
Tony K.T. Leung is a Toronto based composer whose music has been performed and broadcast in Europe, Asia, and North America by leading contemporary music ensembles. Recordings of works by the composer include CD releases from Luxembourg Sinfonietta, ERMMedia, and Canadian Electroacoustic Community. Born in Hong Kong, Tony discovered music through his first instrument, the erhu, and later the cello. As a youth, he arranged music for a Chinese orchestra, which sparked an early interest in western music and composition. From 1989 to 1992, he studied composition privately with University of Toronto Professor Chan Ka Nin. He has been the Composer-in-Residence with the Toronto Chinese Orchestra since 2009.