NDREW LEUNG is a conductor, organist, and baritone from Hong Kong. He earned his degree in sacred music from Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA. He studied vocal performance under Jessica Ewell, Alanna Keenan, and Christopher Warwick; organ and conducting with Nicholas Will and Paul Weber; and has studied choral singing, conducting, and Gregorian chant by world-acclaimed masters from England, the United States, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. After graduating from college, Andrew was appointed the director of music at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Conyers, GA, where he also taught music at the local Trappist monastery. He also co-founded the Southeastern Chapter of the Music Association of America and served on the faculty of their annual sacred music workshop. Andrew had also held similar workshops for religious and parish musicians in Hong Kong and Macau.
* ANDREW LEUNG • Publicity Photo (A)
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In recent years, Andrew has returned to Hong Kong after serving as the choirmaster and organist at the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady, Macau, where he founded and directed the Cathedral Schola of Macau. He currently serves as music director for Vox Antiqua—a choir he founded in 2017—which aims to bring quality church music and innovative programming to audiences across Hong Kong. He also serves as conductor for The Cecilian Singers, one of the oldest choirs in Hong Kong, with whom he recently gave the Asia premiere of Paul Mealor’s Requiem. 1 Recently, Andrew was appointed music director at Our Lady of China Church. As a professional singer, Andrew’s recent performances include singing works by Bach and Buxtehude at the Hong Kong City Hall and taking the role of “the narrator” in The Passion at St. John’s Cathedral. Andrew is currently an artist at the Paul Phoenix Academy, where he works with the former tenor of the King’s Singers and a two-time Grammy Award winner. You can email him questions.
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1 The choir also performed with Hans Zimmer, an award-winning film score composer, at his recent “Live on Tour” Hong Kong stopover, in which Andrew was invited to serve as the Chorus Master.