Lo Kingman

Director-General, Musica Viva (HK)

Returning from Italy where he worked at the Opera of Rome and the Morlacchi Theatre of Perugia in the 1960s, Lo Kingman has since written, directed and designed over 200 stage productions ranging from opera, drama, dance to musical theatre with performances in Asia, Europe and America. Over the years, he has made significant contributions not only in the performing arts but also in the fields of higher education and public service. He was Director of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from 1993 to 2004 and Principal of the Canton International Summer Music Academy from 2004 to 2009. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honours from international academic and arts institutions as well as from governments of Hong Kong, Britain, Italy and France. In 2008, he participated in the creation of Musica Viva, an organisation dedicated to nurturing young artists and extending their performing opportunities in operas and concerts.