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​"...I admired Austin for his faith in what he had created, politely making sure all through the workshops that the piece developed as he intended. That too is a musical skill."
Article: Regent Hall (21st Jan, 2017)
Source: Judith Weir Blog
Review on Tranquil
Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's Music, United Kingdom
"The work of Leung, featured a superb interweaving of Chinese Melodies with those of Edward Elgar, received a rapturous applause…”
Article: Musical talent takes to wider stage in concert
tuned for Vienna tour 2017 (19th Feb, 2017)
Source: South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Review on A Chinese in London
Mr. Oliver Chou
"Instead of simply experimenting new timbre, the piece gives a kind of in-depth heartbreaking emotion...”
(Translated by Austin Leung)
Article: Sun-River Prize: Let the notes on paper sound! (2016)
Review on Sigh
Prof. Weijei Gao, Professor of Chinese Music Academy
"The piece has tremendous color, beautiful textures, evocative passages…”
Ablaze Records (USA)
Review on Sailing, Along the Heart of Remembrance (2015)


Leung is the first Hong Kong winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize (since 1948). His award-winning news was selected as the top ten music news of 2017 by the RTHK Radio 4.

Leung’s music was performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra (United Kingdom), Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Canada), Avanti! Chamber Orchestra (Finland), Ostrava New Orchestra (Czech), Hong Kong Sinfonietta (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra players (Hong Kong) and New York Philharmonic/Metropolitan Opera Orchestra players (USA) etc. Leung is one of the Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation List for making outstanding achievements in international arts and cultural activities.

Leung graduated from the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Hong Kong and the Department of Composition and Electronic Music of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Completed a Master of Music at the Royal Academy of Music, London under the sponsorship of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Trust. Leung recently finished a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. His research topic is the influence of string resonance on music texture


(July 2017)


The University of Hong Kong                                                           2019 - 2024

- Doctor of Philosophy - Music Composition

Royal Academy of Music, London                                                    2016 - 2018

- Master of Music - Music Composition


Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts                                         2014 - 2016

- Advanced Diploma - Composition and Electronic Music


The University of Hong Kong                                                           2008 - 2012

- Bachelor's Degree - Medical Engineering



Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize 2017                  Winners, 2017

- Held by the Royal Philharmonic Society, UK


6th China - ASEAN Music Week Composition Competition   Third prize, 2017

- Held by the Guangxi Arts University


Chengdu - China 12th Sun River Prize                                       First prize, 2016

Students’ New Music Composition Competition

- Held by the Sichuan Conservatory of Music                          


New Generation Composition Competition 2015               Second prize, 2015

- Held by the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild   



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