Wai Leung William Chung
Location: Michigan, USA
William is a devoted young choral conductor from Hong Kong, choirmaster of the Hong Kong Festival Voices and a graduate assistant at the College of Music, Michigan State University. He is pursuing his MMus in choral conducting with Prof. David Rayl and Prof. Sandra Snow, and studying voice with Prof. Lightfoot. William graduated from the University of Hong Kong, studied voice with Ms. Lan Rao, and choral conducting with Dr. Michael Ryan. William was the conductor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students’ Union Choir, the Greeners’ Sound, and instructor of the Hong Kong Treble Choir.
William was given the Helen Moore-Williams Music Prize, Hong Kong Children's Choir Scholarship, and the Bernard van Zuiden Music prize, in recognition of his outstanding academic performance and contribution in vocal and choral arts during his study at the university. He was awarded the best conductor in 2012 Busan Choral Festival and Competition while leading the Greeners' Sound attaining a bronze prize in classical mixed voice category. The Greeners' Sound also attained a championship in 65th Hong Kong Schools' Music Festival and Gold (A) Award in 2013 Hong Kong International Youth and Children's Choir Festival under William's conductorship.
Other than his conducting, as a singer he had performed abroad with the World Youth Choir in Southeast Asia and Western Europe. He had also performed at various occasions as a freelance singer.