Originally from Hong Kong, Mandy Leung is an emerging composer, educator and classically-trained pianist, clarinettist and percussionist based in Wales, UK. She is a recent recipient of the PRS Women Make Music fund and her music has been performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of Composition: Wales 2021. Mandy’s composition career began to emerge in 2019 when she started her Masters degree in Composition. Since then, she has received commissions from Opera North (Minute Masterpiece), BBC NOW and Ty Cerdd (CoDI one2one), National Eisteddfod (CoDI Cân), and Operasonic (Folk of the Footbridge).
In April 2022 Mandy received one of Sound and Music’s Covid-19 Composer Awards:
“I am so delighted to be chosen for the Covid-19 Composer Award. It enables me to develop new techniques and gain practical insight into ways to notate and record music that has a more experimental and improvisational approach.”