Kevin Lau

One of Canada's most versatile and sought-after young composers, Kevin Lau has been commissioned by some of Canada's most prominent artists and ensembles, and his work has been performed internationally in the USA, France, Denmark, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. A prolific composer of orchestral, chamber, ballet, opera, and film music, he was the youngest person to be appointed Affiliate Composer of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2012; shortly after, he was commissioned to write two ballets with choreographer Guillaume Cote: a full-length ballet (Le Petit Prince) for the National Ballet of Canada and a half hour ballet (Dark Angels) for the National Arts Centre Orchestra. In 2021, he will assume the role of composer in residence for the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (Winnipeg, MB). His music is represented on many commercial recordings, including two JUNO award winning albums ("Mosaique", Ensemble Made in Canada; "Detached," harpist Angela Schwarzkopf) and "Solo Seven" (violinist Marc Djokic) which won Best Album at the 2020 East Coast Music Awards. Kevin's creative output is unified by the search for deep connections amidst surface diversity - connections that serve as a metaphor for the reconciliation of seemingly fundamental differences.


Featured Performances

The Spirit Horse Returns

Saturday, July 29 | 1:30 pm

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

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