LUN, Wai Kit Edward is an emerging composer from Hong Kong who has worked on several award-winning film scores, including as an orchestrator for the “Office”, which won a Best Film Scoring, Hong Kong Film Award in 2016, and as a composer for the documentary “More than Conquerors” in the Chinese Documentary Festival 2016.
Formerly a brass musician and music educator, Edward found his interest in film composition after finishing his Bachelor of Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where he has studied with Dr. Sheung-ping Lai. He studied for a Master in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, under the guidance of Maurizio Malagnini, Francis Shaw and Vasco Hexel. He is a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scholar, mentored by Ilan Eshkeri. He is a recipient of Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH) Music Scholarship for Overseas Studies, and artist supported by Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong with Lee Hysan Foundation.
As well as receiving the academic and artistic excellence award in composition during his undergraduate study, he has also found success at competitions and festivals including the New Generation (organized by Hong Kong Composers’ Guild), the Taipei Fringe Festival Award and Young Talent Award in Krakow Film Music Festival. Edward has collaborated with companies and professionals including Radio Television Hong Kong, Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, Hilarious Production Ltd., Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and Centre for Community Cultural Development, etc. His works have been performed and presented throughout the world, including the National Gallery in United Kingdom, Theater Zuidplein in Netherland, L’Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique in France. He also involved in education and community programs for years.
Edward is a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong. His recent projects include a series of theatrical choir production for Fai-young Chan; a composition commissioned by Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia; arrangement for Anthony Lun x Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; and several short films and documentaries from emerging filmmakers and animators in United Kingdom.