Composer & Sound Artist
Barry Wan
Biographic / CV
Barry Yuk Bun, Wan
(Hong Kong )

A diverse musician, Czech-based composer, sonic artist and guitarist Barry Y.B. Wan’s music has been performed in USA, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belarus, Spain, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Japan and Hong Kong. He has received commission from Raga percussion ensemble (Mexico), GuitArtistas guitar quartet (Austria), Vamonos trio (Czech Republic), Fukuyama String Ensemble(Japan),  Actingin Troupe and Musco(Hong Kong). He consecutively awarded as selected works for its performance during the FORO INTERNACIONAL DE MÚSICA NUEVA MANUEL ENRÍQUEZ, 2012 and 2013 in Mexico City and finalist at SIME international Electroacoustic Music competition 2015 in Lille, France.

His work has been presented in numerous concerts and festivals such as Muestra Internacional de Música Electroacústica MUSLAB in Mexico and Brazil (2014,2017), FEASt Festival in Miami, USA (2014). Örebro contemporary music festival in Sweden (2016), [EX_NIHILO] in Mexico (2017), OUA in Japan (2017),     PERFORMENSK in Belarus (2018) and International Festival of Video Art and Visual Music in Mexico (2018). 

Mr. Wan is also active as a performer and interpreter of contemporary music. He was invited perfom in different music festivals around Europe, such as Orfeus 2015 new music festival in Slovakia and Festival Aktuelle Musik 016- open space in Nuremberg. He also studied mastercalss with Andrew York, Scott Tennant, Jorge Caballero and Maria Linnemann.

In the year 2003 started his musical studies in Hong Kong. He is a graduate of Digital Media Major in Animation at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Kwun Tong Campus) and Major in Photographic at the Hong Kong Christian Service Kwun Tong Vocational Training Center.

From the year 2010-2015, he studied at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno - Czech Republic, with specialization in Music Composition, multimedia composition and Guitar Performance. He earned the LLCM title (bachelor equivalent) of music composition in the year 2014 from London College of Music. In 2017, he received the master degree of composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with specialization in Electroacoustic Music Composition. Currently, he is completing the Ph.D. degree at Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.