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.
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
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