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CASH Hall of Fame Award 2017

Dr Yip Wai Hong is a composer, a conductor and a reputable music educator. He has spent most of his life nurturing students. His compositions span a variety of musical genres such as symphony, instrumental music and choral music, just to name a few. During his study in the US, he was awarded first prize in composition with his work Symphony of the Earth. Dr Yip has been a music educator for almost 60 years, during which time he first taught music in the Hong Kong Baptist College (the predecessor of the Hong Kong Baptist University) and set up the Music and Fine Arts Department. He also established the Hong Kong Children’s Choir, the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, and Yip’s Children’s Choral & Performing Arts Centre, among others. Dr Yip is regarded as the ‘Father of children’s choirs in Hong Kong’. He has certainly played a very important role in the sustainable development of the music and art industry in Hong Kong.