Music Faculty

Patrick Lui

An award-winning pianist, composer, arranger, and producer. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, he has performed around the world including cities of New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, London, Taipei, and Osaka. He was the winner of the Taichung Jazz Piano Competition, a semi-finalist at the Bucharest International Jazz Competition, and has appeared in different music festivals such as EUROPAfest, Taichung Jazz Festival, JENerations Jazz Festival (USA), Kanazawa Street Jazz, Clockenflap, and Freespace Jazz Festival among others.

An active composer, Patrick contributed to the score for three feature films (The Bounty, This Is Not What I Expected, and Chasing The Dragon), and has also composed music for television programs and theatrical works for Radio & Television Hong Kong and Hong Kong Dance Company. Venturing into music other than jazz, he received a full scholarship from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund and is pursuing his Master’s degree at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, furthering his studies in traditional and electronic music.

In the pop music field, he is a frequent collaborator with RubberBand, and their works together have received wide acclaim. The album Easy, which they co-produced in 2012, was awarded the prestigious ‘Album of The Year’ by Commercial Radio Hong Kong. They have also won ‘Best Performance by a Band’ two times at the CASH Golden Sail Music Awards. In 2020, Patrick again co-produced and arranged for RubberBand’s album i, which featured his big band arrangements. Patrick also served as the pianist for Hong Kong’s foremost artist Eason Chan’s worldwide tour ‘Eason Says C’mon In’.

Patrick performs his compositions with his own big band as well as others abroad: he has been invited to perform with Taipei Jazz Orchestra at the Chiayi City International Band Festival in Taiwan, and Kyoto Composers Jazz Orchestra in Osaka, Japan, both times as guest conductor and pianist. His own big band, Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra, appeared as the opening act for the 2019 Hong Kong Jazz Marathon with Will Vinson as special guest. As one of the headliners of Freespace Jazz Festival 2020 hosted by West Kowloon Cultural District, Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra collaborated with Angelita Li to perform two sold-out and critically acclaimed multi-media concerts, paying tribute to jazz legend Billie Holiday. On the international front, the orchestra was invited by the Jazz Education Network in the US to perform at their 2021 annual conference.

Patrick’s debut big band album, Sonder, was released in 2020. The album was recorded in New York City at the renowned Systems Two Recording Studio. The band consisted of all New York-based jazz musicians, featuring Alex Sipiagin on two songs. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by two-time Grammy award winner Mike Marciano, and distributed by Sony music. 

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