"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 2020 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 as a scholarship student of Jack van Geem (San Francisco Symphony) and David Herbert (Chicago Symphony). 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 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 received his Master's Degree at the Central Saint Martins in Arts and Cultural Enterprise, and maintain an active voluntary role with the Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong.