LEON KO (music)
received his Master’s degree in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His musical Heading East
(with book and lyrics by Robert Lee) won the 2001 Richard Rodgers Development Award. His works were performed at Carnegie Hall and on Public Broadcasting Service in the US. Ko won Best Score for his four Cantonese musicals at the Hong Kong Theatre Awards. For his work on the film Perhaps Love
(2005), he received a Golden Horse Award in Taiwan, a Hong Kong Film Award, an Asia-Pacific Film Festival Award and a Golden Bauhinia Award. He was nominated for Best Original Score again in 2008 for his contributions to the movie The Warlords.
In 2010, he wrote music for the play The Liaisons
for the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Fredric Mao Theatre Project, which was presented at the Expo 2010 Shanghai.