Since this is my first post here, I shall introduce myself briefly.  My biography can be found at my website www.funglam.com, but here is some extra info…

I started playing the piano at the age of six while I was in Hong Kong, but cello has been my major instrument since I took it up at 10.  While I wasn’t especially interested in contemporary classical music in general at the beginning, I was very keen to explore the cello repertoire, old and new, especially those which have been premiered or performed by either Yo-Yo Ma or Mstislav Rostropovich, two of my favourites.  Soon I found myself ordering random CDs and scores of composers I had never heard of!  Fittingly, I shall mention that it included the Andrzej Panufnik’s Cello Concerto recorded by the LSO and Rostropovich, which remains one of my favourite contemporary cello concertos, alongside other ones by composers such as HK Gruber, Stephan Albert and Gavin Bryars.  My interest in contemporary music just grew from there, and eventually started composing slightly more seriously after my undergraduate studies in music.

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