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Kwan Leung Ling, who is from Hong Kong, is a student at the UMKC Conservatory. He is a composer and plays the suona, which is a traditional Chinese wind instrument. At the end of this month, his new composition, Snowflower, will have its premiere in Hong Kong. The piece will be performed by Wai Him Ma, the principal suona of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre. Kwan has served with the UMKC Composers Guild for two years. During that time, he has produced numerous chamber music concerts featuring works by UMKC composition students, performed by UMKC students along with guest artists.

Featured in the May 13, 2023 issue of The Independent.


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