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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."

  • President, World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association

  • Artistic Director & President of the Organizing Committee, World Choir Festival, World Youth & Children’s Choir Festival – Hong Kong

  • Former First Vice-President, International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM)

  • Founder and President, Hong Kong Treble Choirs’ Association

  • Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Hong Kong Treble Choir

  • Former Music Director and Principal Conductor, Hong Kong Children’s Choir

  • Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Guangzhou Children’s Palace Choir

  • Chair Professor, Xihua University

  • Visiting Professor, Tianjin University, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanxi Normal University, Sichuan University of Media and Communications

 

 

Founder and President of World Youth and Children Choral Artists' Association (WYCCAA), Former First Vice-President of International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), Prof. Leon Shiu-wai Tong is an internationally renowned choral expert, conductor, speaker, juror, and curator of world-class choral festivals. Currently the Artistic Director of Guangzhou Children’s Palace Choir, China, Tong was former Music Director & Principal conductor of the Hong Kong Children’s Choir (-1997) and Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Hong Kong Treble Choir (-2020).

 

As President and Chairman of the Artistic Committee, Tong has organized many global events with WYCCAA, including the 2019 World Choral Conducting Competition, World Youth & Children’s Choir Festival (in 2019, 2017 & 2015), 2018 Belt & Road World Choir Festival, and the Hong Kong International Youth & Children’s Choir Festival (in 2013, 2011, 2008 & 2006). In 2008, he curated with the Olympic Committee of Hong Kong “The World Sings for Olympics” concert, in which the World Youth Choir (whose choristers came from over 36 countries and regions) was also invited to perform. Respectively in 1998 & 2001, with the Hong Kong Treble Choir Association, he organised the 1st and 2nd “China International Children’s Choir Festival & World Symposium for Children’s Choral Music”, which were followed by the World Children’s Choir Festival and the world-renowned Songbridge Programme in 2005. 

 

He is also frequently invited to adjudicate at internationally acclaimed choral festivals and competitions, including competitions under the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing Association, and was the only foreign juror at the 67th NHK All-Japan School Choir Competition. As an expert who currently holds several guest professorships in a number of universities in China, Tong has received a number of awards for his contribution to choral music nationally and internationally, including the China Treble Choir Contribution Award in 2004 (from China Chorus Association) and the Award for Arts Achievement (Music) in 2007 (from Hong Kong Arts Development Council).