Hippocrates Cheng graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. With the support from Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance fund’s full scholarship, He later pursued his Master’s degree in Music Composition at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with excellent performance under the guidance of Prof. Clarence Mak and Dr. Cheung Pui Shan. Cheng is currently a doctoral music student in Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University majoring in composition, and minoring in ethnomusicology and music theory.

His compositions cover a broad spectrum, ranging from instrumental to scores for large- scale multimedia productions. His works have been performed around the world such as Vienna, Mexico, Macau and Shenzhen. In 2016, his ‘Fragment’ was selected by Ablaze Records for the inclusion of the SINFONIA Series CD album. Later in 2016 and 2017, his ‘Gather and Scatter’ and ‘The Walled City’ for Chinese orchestra was premiered and performed by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in their ‘Music from the Heart’ concerts. His ‘Clamor’ for saxophone octet won third prize in the New Generation 2016 contest organized by the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild and RTHK. Cheng’s ‘Fission’ for flute, clarinet and piano was premiered at the Hong Kong Vienna Music Festival in Vienna. His electronic music, ‘Time and Earth’, was selected and broadcast by MUSLAB. He was also appointed as the commissioned composer by Musicus Society in 2016.

Cheng is also a pianist and overtone singer. He was awarded a FTCL diploma in piano recital in 2016 and one of the winners of RTHK Young Music Makers 2017 with his overtone singing. He was the artistic director and composer of the first Academy Festival: School of Music multimedia production, ‘The Cityscape’. ‘The Cityscape’ was also awarded the Academy School of Music prize for ‘The best interdisciplinary project 2016-2017’. In 2018, he became the artistic director and composer of the ‘The Cityscape II’, which included three events: ‘The City Art Exhibition’, a collaborative artwork showcased by Academy student artists and Hong Kong artists; ‘The CITYsoundSCAPE’, a sound, visual and space experience; ‘The Cityscape II’, a music- drama multimedia performance.

Cheng has participated in several academic conferences, including the International Symposium on Practice-as-Research (ISPaR) held at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2017 and The International Conference on Performing and Visual Arts (ICPVA) in Malaysia in 2018. Cheng is more enthusiastic about participating in some lectures and community music education promotion activities. He also held community sharing concerts in 2018 and 2019, aim to bring different types of music to the community and educate the public.

He is the founder, artistic director and composer of ‘The Cross-Cultural Music Collective (CCMC)’ which consists of different instrumentalists and singers from different music culture and background. Members include Chinese, Cantonese opera, Western, and different ethnic instruments musicians. CCMC encourages local art creation and organizes concert and performance workshop in the Hong Kong and the U. S.

鄭靖楠早年畢業於香港浸會大學音樂系,後獲香港賽馬會音樂及舞蹈信託基金
的全額獎學金,於香港演藝學院修讀碩士學位,並於2018年以優異成績畢業。
鄭氏現正於印第安納大學積可斯音樂學院攻讀作曲博士學位,並副修民族音樂
學及音樂理論。


鄭氏的作品風格多樣,由器樂到大型多媒體作品均有涉獵,並曾於墨西哥、馬
來西亞及澳門等地演出。在 2016 年,他所寫的《碎》入選 2016 Ablaze
Records SINFONIA 唱片系列。他為中樂團而寫的《聚散》、《寨城》亦被香
港中樂團選中於「心樂集 2016, 2017」音樂會中演奏。其薩克管八重奏《喧》
則為他贏得「音樂新一代 2016」第三名。 他的《分裂》在維也納舉行的香港
維也納音樂節中首演。其電子音樂《時間和地球》亦被 MUSLAB 挑選和廣播
。他更被垂誼樂社挑選為 2016 委約作曲家。


鄭氏同時是鋼琴演奏家及泛音詠唱演唱者。在 2016 年,他考獲鋼琴 FTCL 演
奏文憑。他亦以泛音詠唱成為香港電台舉辦的「樂壇新秀2017」,並在演藝學
院擔任教學助理。他在第一屆「香港演藝學院節2017」舉辦的多媒體音樂會《
我城》擔任藝術總監和作曲,《我城》亦獲學院頒發「最佳跨學院製作2016-
2017」。鄭氏於翌年再次擔任《我城II》的藝術總監和作曲,當中包括三個活動
:《我城藝術展》、《城 · 聲》、《我城II》。其中的《我城藝術展》更與多位
詩人、動畫設計師及裝置藝術等不同媒介的藝術家合作。


鄭氏曾參加多個學術會議,包括於2017年在香港演藝院舉行的實踐研究國際研
討會(ISPaR),2018年於馬來西亞舉行的表演藝術及視覺藝術國際會議(ICPVA)
等。鄭氏亦活躍於參與一些講座及社區音樂教育推廣活動。他更先後於2018及
2019年舉辦社區分享音樂會,希望將不同類型的音樂帶入社區並教育大眾。
鄭氏於2017年成立‘音樂共同體 (CCMC)’。CCMC的成員包括來自不同音樂文化
和背景的樂師與唱者,他們分別是中樂、粵劇、西樂或不同民族樂器的演奏者
。此樂團希望透過音樂會和工作坊推廣不同的音樂:中樂、粵劇、西方古典、
現代音樂和世界音樂給香港及美國等地的觀眾。