Born in Hong Kong, May Kay Yau entered the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts at the age of 17. Following that she was awarded a scholarship to pursue a Master’s Degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 2011, she completed her Ph.D. studies at the University of Bristol, funded by the Overseas Research Scholarship and the University Research Studentship. May Kay’s compositions have been performed in various music festivals in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Israel, Portugal, Greece, and U.K. She has collaborated with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, the BBC Singers, National Theatre, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Wuji Ensemble, and Concerto da Camera, amongst many others.
Her orchestral piece “Alive” was awarded a Special Prize by Fondation Francis et Mica Salabert at the George Enescu International Competition in 2009 in Romania and her string trio “Vernarrtheit” won the University of Aberdeen Music Prize in 2009.
Dr. Yau May Kay 邱美琪博士
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