Kevin Lau (he-him) Composer Creative Writer Dog-Dad
One of Canada’s most versatile and sought-after young composers, Kevin Lau has been commissioned by prominent artists and ensembles across the country, and his work is widely performed in North America and Europe. He was appointed Affiliate Composer of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2012; shortly after, he composed a full-length ballet (“Le Petit Prince”) for the National Ballet of Canada. In 2021, he will serve as composer in residence for the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. His discography includes two JUNO award winning albums: Mosaïque (Ensemble Made in Canada) and Detached (harpist Angela Schwarzkopf). Current projects include an opera (“Bound”, Against the Grain Theatre), ballet (“Kimiko’s Pearl,” Bravo Niagara & Royal Winnipeg Ballet) and an Indigenous children’s show (“The Spirit Horse”, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.) Kevin’s creative output is unified by the search for deep connections amidst surface diversity—connections that serve as a metaphor for the reconciliation of seemingly fundamental differences.