World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association
Founder & President
Prof. Leon Tong (Hong Kong, China)
"I have a dream - to share love and peace with the world through music exchange."
Founder and President of World Youth and Children Choral Artists' Association (WYCCAA), Past First Vice-President of International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), Prof. Leon Shiu-wai Tong is an internationally renowned choral expert who spares no effort in advocating choral music development and education in the world. As a conductor, speaker, juror and curator of world-class choral festivals, Tong has exerted a significant influence on shaping the present Hong Kong choral music environment.
Tong has been acknowledged for his contribution to choral music nationally and internationally, and has received multiple national awards for such achievements. Tong will continue to strive for the promotion of choral music excellence, with the ambition to expand WYCCAA's world-class events to China and other countries in the future.
Tong has received support from various individuals from the choral world and has been frequently invited to adjudicate at internationally acclaimed choral festivals and competitions, including competitions under the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing Association. As an expert who currently holds several guest professorships in a number of Chinese universities, in 2020, Tong will serve as a juror for a number of International Choral Competitions.
As the President and the Chairman of the Artistic Committee, Tong has organized a number of global events, including Hong Kong International Youth & Children’s Choir Festival, World Youth & Children’s Choir Festival and Belt & Road World Choir Festival. In 2019, Tong organized the 7th Edition of the World Youth & Children’s Choir Festival and the World Choral Conducting Competition.