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Asia-Pacific Drummer Competition Judge Panel

Asia Pacific Drummer Competition 2023 

Competition Judge Panel 2023

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Jury

Lok Yin Tang

Tang received her Bachelor degree in Composition at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and acquired her Master and Doctor degree in Composition at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tang won numerous scholarships and participated in worldwide international music camps and festivals and was the recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, chosen as a visiting scholar of the Columbia University in New York City. Apart from writing music, she also engages in arrangement, performance, educational undertaking and radio broadcasting.  Since 2012, She has hosted the program “Music from China” and “Hong Kong’s modern sound” in RTHK 4. From 2016, Tang is the founder of Hong Kong International Drummer Festival.

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Jury

Akira Jimbo

Jeff began his drum corps career with the Canton Bluecoats and continued on to march with the Velvet Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights and the University of North Texas. Jeff was the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995 as well as the Percussive Arts Society Individual Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995.  Jeff has taught in the drum corps activity for over 18 years, including being the caption head for the Carolina Crown drum and bugle corps from 2003-04, percussion arranger for the Colts Drum and Bugle corps for 2007-08.

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Jury

Jeff Queen

Jeff began his drum corps career with the Canton Bluecoats and continued on to march with the Velvet Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights and the University of North Texas. Jeff was the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995 as well as the Percussive Arts Society Individual Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995.  Jeff has taught in the drum corps activity for over 18 years, including being the caption head for the Carolina Crown drum and bugle corps from 2003-04, percussion arranger for the Colts Drum and Bugle corps for 2007-08.

Asia Pacific Drummer Competition 2021

Competition Judge Panel 2021

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Rock & Pop Ambassador of Trinity Collage of Music. Artist of Vic Firth Drum Stick, Meinl cymbals, Roland V drum and Sound Wave Master. Member of Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Composer's Guild

•Artist at Zildjian, Toca, Innovative, Prologix & Grover Pro Percussion 

•President at Percussive Arts Society Philippines 

•Drummer, Percussionist & Educator in Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Professional Artist, Drummer of Sammi Cheng,  A-Lin, Anthony Wongg, Hacken Lee and Bands "Nowhere Boys". Endorser of Anatolian Cymbal HK 
Drummer of professional orchestra and Broadway musical productions. Senior Percussion tutor in HKAPA. Endorser of Zildjian Cymbal, Latin Percussion and Elite Mallets.
Hong Kong Consultant (Percussion) of trinity College London.

Senior Percussion coach in HKAPA., Endorser of Tycoon Percussion, The Former President of PAS (Hong Kong). 

Asia Pacific Drummer Competition 2019

Final Competition Judge Panel 2019 

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Senri Kawaguchi 川口千里
Drummer World Top 500 Drummers. She is known as "TEKAZUHIME" 手数姫 (The Princess of Many Strokes) for her splendid drumming.
高超技巧被譽為 "手数姫"  "TEKAZUHIME" (千手観音)。華語粉絲稱她為。“Drummer World”評選為世界鼓手 500強.
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Anthony Chan Yau 陳友
Drummer for the Band Wynners, Hong Kong Music & Movie Producer, Director and Actor.
陳友 - 溫拿樂隊鼓手,香港電影及音樂監製、導演及演員
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Dr. Lokyin Tang 鄧樂妍博士
Director of Hong Kong International Drummer Festival. Director of Hong Kong Composers' Guild.
鄧樂妍博士 - 香港作曲家,香港國際鼓手節總監,香港作曲家聯會理事
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Semi Final Competition Judge Panel 2019 

Asia Pacific Drummer Competition 2018

Final Competition Judge Panel 2018

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Anthony Chan

Winner of the Ben Webster Prize, Artistic Director of Danish Broadcasting Corporation's jazz band the DR Big Band

World Renowned Drummer, Drummer Magazine Hall of Fame, One of the 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time.

Director of Hong Kong International Drummer Festival, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Lecturer, Worldwide Composer

Drummer for the Hong Kong Band Wynners, Hong Kong Music & Movie Producer, Director and Actor.

Semi Final Competition Judge Panel 2018

Winner of the ben Webster Prize, Artist Director of Danish Broadcasting Corporation's Jazz band the DR Big Band

Drummer for the Legendary Hong Kong Band Wynners, Hong Kong Music & Movie Producer, Director and Actor.

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Zildjian Hong Kong Endorser, Active in Pop Music Scene, work with major Canto Pop Artist including Eason Chan, Joey Yung etc. Currently he is the drummer of Sensi Lion, Ellen and the Ripples Band.

Winner of the ben Webster Prize, Artist Director of Danish Broadcasting Corporation's Jazz band the DR Big Band

Drummer for the Legendary Hong Kong Band Wynners, Hong Kong Music & Movie Producer, Director and Actor.

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Rock & Pop Ambassador of Trinity Collage of Music. Artist of Vic Firth Drum Stick, Meinl cymbals, Roland V drum and Sound Wave Master. Member of Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Composer's Guild

Winner of the ben Webster Prize, Artist Director of Danish Broadcasting Corporation's Jazz band the DR Big Band

Drummer for the Legendary Hong Kong Band Wynners, Hong Kong Music & Movie Producer, Director and Actor.

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Drummer of professional orchestra and Broadway musical productions. Senior Percussion tutor in HKAPA. Endorser of Zildjian Cymbal, Latin Percussion and Elite Mallets.
Hong Kong Consultant (Percussion) of trinity College London.

Asia Pacific Drummer Competition 2017

Final Competition Judge Panel 2017

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Ralph performed and competed with the Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps and won his first championship and drum line title. He accumulated 3 years, 2 gold medals and drum title with the Blue Devils organization.
drummer, composer, and choreographer, has been one of the most exciting and creative performers in marching percussion. He attended North Carolina A&T State University and was presented the position as their drum instructor. Working with the Cold Steel Drumline
Professional Artist, Drummer of Sammi Cheng and Bands "Nowhere Boys". Endorser of Anatolian Cymbal HK 
Lung is the Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Percussion Centre. Received his Doctoral degree in Music from West Virginia University, USA, Lung was the Principal Percussionist at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for 19 years.

Semi Final Competition Judge Panel 2017

Winner of the ben Webster Prize, Artist Director of Danish Broadcasting Corporation's Jazz band the DR Big Band

Drummer for the Legendary Hong Kong Band Wynners, Hong Kong Music & Movie Producer, Director and Actor.

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Active in Hong Kong music activities such as recording, film and TV music production, concert musician, drum technique videos, music education work and drum music lectures.

Winner of the ben Webster Prize, Artist Director of Danish Broadcasting Corporation's Jazz band the DR Big Band

Drummer for the Legendary Hong Kong Band Wynners, Hong Kong Music & Movie Producer, Director and Actor.

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Rock & Pop Ambassador of Trinity Collage of Music. Artist of Vic Firth Drum Stick, Meinl cymbals, Roland V drum and Sound Wave Master. Member of Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Composer's Guild

Winner of the ben Webster Prize, Artist Director of Danish Broadcasting Corporation's Jazz band the DR Big Band

Drummer for the Legendary Hong Kong Band Wynners, Hong Kong Music & Movie Producer, Director and Actor.

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Director of Hong Kong International Drummer Festival, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Lecturer, Worldwide Composer

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