Hanzhong Kang is a distinguished Composer, Music Educator and Guitarist, and a member of the Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ), making significant strides in the world of music. In 2023, he made history as the first Chinese composer to present a Solo Works' Concert in Kazan, Russia.
He obtained his Master of Musical Composition from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, studying under prominent composers such as David Hamilton, Leonie Holmes, Chris Gendall, John Coulter, and David Chisholm. Hanzhong is the visionary behind the Hanzhong Contemporary Ensemble, Lanzhou Contemporary Ensemble, and the esteemed “Kang Guitar” brand.
Hanzhong’s exceptional talent has garnered global recognition. His Piano Trio Drunk Light Dance (Han-Yin Method) is the winning piece in the NZ Trio 2023 Composition Competition. In 2023, he achieved the World Classical Music Golden Award (1st season), the VIVALDI International Music Competition's Absolute First Prize, and the Franz Schubert International Music Competition Platinum Prize for his String Sextet piece, Name · The six of us! (Han-Yin Method). His String Ensemble work Mountainsea · Lovebirds received the 2023 Manchester International Music Competition Platinum Prize, and his String Quartet composition Tian Wu (Han Yin Method) won the 2023 Royale Music Competition Diamond Prize. In 2022, he was awarded the World Classical Music Award (4th season) for his Piano Trio composition Onlooker. The previous year, he secured both the Best Composition prize and the Best Performance prize in the 2021 Llewelyn-Jones Piano Composition Competition in New Zealand.
Notable among his representative works are Hanzhong Kang's Guitar Waltz Collection, Piano Trio Drunk Light Dance, the Han-Yin Method · The Mythical Beast of Mountainsea String quartet series, and the striking Symphony Orchestra WuHan, WuHan, which have graced international music stages with their presence. Even Russian audiences have commented: "I do not rule out that he can be compared with our great composer Sofia Gubaidulina."
"Hanzhong Kang's music is characterized by its wit and eclecticism. His compositions defy easy categorization, much like his unique role in the world of contemporary music. His works have expanded the aesthetic horizons of audiences in Lanzhou, China, and explored the original direction of local music, demonstrating the exceptional abilities of the Hanzhong Contemporary Ensemble."
for viola and timple, 6m 40s
for solo cello, 1m
for brass quintet, 6m 30s
for solo piano, 7m
for solo baritone and small ensemble, 8m 30s
electroacoustic, 4m 20s
for solo piano, 5m 50s
for string quartet, 4m
for string quartet, 2m
for string quintet and piano, 13m 30s
for piano trio, 10m
for harmonica and piano, 7m 30s
for solo piano, 8m 30s
for clarinet duo, 8m
for viola, piano, fixed media, 3m 20s
for small ensemble and taonga puoro, 8m 30s
For solo harpsichord or piano, fixed media and Peking Opera, 3m 30s
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