Wai Leung William Chung
Location: Hong Kong
William is a devoted young choral conductor from Hong Kong. He is the Assistant-to-Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Treble Choirs' Association, choirmaster of the Hong Kong Festival Voices, instructor of the Hong Kong Treble Choir and a graduate assistant of the College of Music, Michigan State University. He is pursuing his MMus in choral conducting with David Rayl, Jonathan Reed and Sandra Snow, and studying voice with Peter Lightfoot. William graduated from the University of Hong Kong where he studied voice with Ms. Lan Rao, and choral conducting with Michael Ryan. William was the conductor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students’ Union Choir, and the Greeners’ Sound. William also studied conducting with Helmuth Rilling and Rolf Beck.
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.