KELVIN LAU graduated, summa cum laude, from Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, where he was awarded the Berklee Achievement Scholarship to complete his music degree in jazz and contemporary singing. As one of the students selected for Berklee’s Global Studies program, Kelvin also studied and performed in Valencia, Spain.
Kelvin founded the Hong Kong Virtuoso Chorus, a registered charitable organisation in 2011 and has since been serving as its conductor. Under his leadership, the choir balances artistic achievement and philanthropy. Beside hosting music concerts and participating in different performances, the choir has won multiple awards in local and international competitions. As for charity, the group has performed for charitable organizations, including the Lions Club, Hong Kong Red Cross and the Child Development Matching Fund. Since 2018, the chorus has organised an annual choir festival called Hong Kong Inter-School Choral Festival, where Kelvin serves as the Artistic Director. In the past four years, the festival has provided an interactive learning and performance platform for students and music teachers in Hong Kong, with the aggregate participation numbers exceeding 250 choirs and 10,000 students.
Kelvin is an alumnus and choral instructor of The Hong Kong Children’s Choir (HKCC). Apart from performing as a main cast member in three HKCC’s music productions, namely ‘Hong Kong Rocks’, ‘A Tale from the Magical Beanland’ and ‘King of Singers’, he also frequently conducts and performs with HKCC in the past decade. His choral work ‘Till We Meet Again’ is one of the works featured in the HKCC’s ‘50th Anniversary Children’s Choral Composition Selections’.
An active member of the international music scene, Kelvin has also conducted in countries including Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and China. In 2019, he was invited to take part in the Summer Camp of the Toronto Children’s Chorus as a visiting conductor.
In addition, Kelvin has been a host for RTHK TV Programmes ‘Let Imagination Fly’ and ‘Post 90s Forum’. With a strong background in music, he has been invited to be the MC for various music festivals and cultural events, such as Hong Kong Palace Museum’s ‘HKPM Connects’ Opening Ceremony, Carol Singing Festival, World Children Choir’s Festival, Winter Band Festival, 2015 World Youth and Children’s Choir Festival and New City Plaza Music In Town.
Kelvin currently serves as the Music Director and Choir Conductor at Diocesan Girls’ Junior School. Under his baton, the Diocesan Girls’ Junior School Choir performed in the Asia Pacific Choral Summit 2019 Opening Concert and received acclaim from international choral experts.