An experienced choral conductor, Lesley Chan has achieved success in many international choral festivals. Recently, at the 17th International Choral Kathaumixw, Canada, he conducted the Wah Yan College Kowloon Boys’ Choir which won three first prizes and the ‘Choir of the World’ title as the overall Champion. The choir was also awarded the Grand Prix First Prize at the 34thTakarazuka Chamber Choir Contest in Summer 2018.
He made his debut as opera chorus master in the 2016 Musica Viva production of Carmen, for which his work won critical appreciation, followed by La Boheme in 2017, Madama Butterfly in 2018, The Merry Widow in 2019 and Norma in 2021.
Chan’s devotion to music education is admired internationally through his voluntary services in the Executive Committee of the HKSMSA and lectures in many overseas cities. An active composer, he has works published by the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild and performed by St. Jacob’s Choir of Sweden. He collaborates with many eminent composers. He presents radio programs on the local classical music channel - RTHK4 - on every Monday evening.
Lesley graduated from the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and obtained his Master of Music degree in historical musicology from the University of London. He holds a doctorate in music (composition) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the conductor-in-residence of The Pro-Musica Society of Hong Kong.