We have commissioned Dr Steve Ho, Assistant Professor of the Education University of Hong Kong, and Mr Jason Liu, Assistant Conductor of The Learners Chorus, to compose for HKICF 2023. Dr Ho’s new song “未得住未曾住” and Mr Liu’s new song “一起再唱” will be premiered at the closing ceremony of HKICF 2023.
Mr Liu’s “一起再唱” begins with a simple and lyrical rhythm, telling the story about how under the pandemic, we seem to have lost sight of singing and music. The song then quickly opens up to a modulation towards a higher key, illustrating the determined breakthrough from all difficulties.
Composer and Lyricist
Mr. Jason Liu
Born in Hong Kong, Jason Tsz-Shing Liu studied the piano, the cello and composition since an early age. He is studying conducting under the tutelage of Mr Apollo Wong. Liu majored in Composition and Electronic Music in the Junior Music Programme of the HKAPA under the tutelage of Ms Poly Ng. His pieces were performed and awarded locally and abroad. Recent pieces include The Iron House for baritone and piano, one of the three finalist pieces of Oper Leipzig’s 2021 composition competition “Wahrheiten”, chamber piece The Vanishing Glimpse commissioned by Musicus Society and The Diaspora for The Learners Chorus. Liu is currently Assistant Conductor of The Learners Chorus. He was also the chorus master for Ponte Singer’s production of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem.