"Every something is an echo of nothing"
Louis Siu 邵俊傑
Louis Siu is the Founder and Artistic Director of Toolbox Percussion, as well as Creative Director for MUSE3. In 2020, he was appointed as curator of The Classical:NEXT Opening, entitled Hong Kong / TAKEOFF, presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Siu served as Principal Percussionist of the Macao Orchestra and his orchestral appearances include concerts and tours with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Qatar Philharmonic, Pacific Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Asian Youth Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Orchestra, the Busan Maru International Music Festival and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. He was an ExxonMobil New Vision Artist at the 40th Hong Kong Arts Festival, where a full house solo recital was presented. Siu received his music education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and received his Master's Degree at the Central Saint Martins in Arts and Cultural Enterprise. He embarked PROJECTTT in the USA with award-winning Afiara Quartet to promote music for strings, percussion, and tenor timpani, creating a platform for composers to experiment, which was the skeleton of Toolbox International Creative Academy (TICA) which he found in Hong Kong in 2019 with grants from the HKSAR Government. Siu currently serves as a part-time instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and taught at the School of Creative Media in the City University of Hong Kong, he has also conducted masterclasses at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kasetsart University, Silapakorn University, Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Hong Kong Music Office, Hanyang University, and was a Teaching Artist at the San Francisco Symphony. He maintains an active voluntary role with the Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong as alumni.
邵俊傑為《敲擊襄》的創辦人兼藝術總監及文藝管理顧問MUSE3的創意總監。2020年為香港藝術發展局主辦的Classical:NEXT國際音樂博覽會開幕之夜“Hong Kong/TAKEOFF”的策展人。邵氏曾為澳門特別行政區政府文化局屬下之澳門樂團首席敲擊樂手，多年來活躍於各地的音樂演出，包括香港管弦樂團、香港小交響樂團、卡塔爾愛樂樂團、日本太平洋音樂節，美國阿斯本音樂節、亞洲青年管弦樂團、馬勒樂團及釜山MARU國際音樂節等，他為第40屆香港藝術節埃克森美孚新視野藝術家。邵氏於悉尼音樂學院、香港中文大學接受音樂教育，期後畢業於三藩市音樂學院，並於倫敦中央聖馬丁學院獲得文化企業碩士學位。邵氏於美國與加拿大阿菲亞拉四重奏合作創立PROJECTTT，世界首演弦樂定音鼓五重奏，旨在推廣高音定音鼓、敲擊樂及弦樂，並為作曲家提供樂器實驗平台， 該計劃其後成為民政事務局藝能發展資助計劃的國際共襄創意學院。邵氏現任教於香港中文大學，他曾於香港城市大學創意及多媒體學院授課，先後多次於悉尼音樂學院、香港浸會大學、曼谷國立藝術大學、曼谷農業大學人文學院、廣州星海音樂學院、香港音樂事務處及首爾漢陽大學舉行大師班，也擔任過三藩市交響樂團的駐團教育推廣藝術家。邵氏現為亞洲文化協會香港分會的會友代表。