Angus Lee is one of the leading performer-composers of his generation. A graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2014) and the Royal Academy of Music (2016), Lee has appeared at major music festivals in his capacities as a flautist, composer and conductor in Europe and Asia, including CYCLE Music & Art Festival (IS), ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week (IT), IRCAM ManiFeste (FR), Lucerne Festival (CH), Seoul International Computer Music Festival (KR), Shanghai New Music Week (CN), Ticino Musica Festival (CH).
Lee is recognised as one of the leading flautists in HK specialising in contemporary music, lauded for his dynamic and detail-oriented approach to interpretation. He became flautist of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in 2016, dedicated to the promotion of contemporary music in his performative and pedagogical capacities. Not only has he taken part in regional and world premieres by local and international composers, he has also worked in numerous workshops for student composers, shaping musical innovators of the forthcoming generation.
As a composer, Lee was initially autodidactic. Since 2016, he has undertaken studies with leading composers of today at various summer academies, including Franck Bedrossian, Oscar Bianchi, Frédéric Durieux, Philippe Manoury, Isabel Mundry, Dimitri Papageorgiou and Yann Robin. His works have been premiered by members of Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Multilatérale, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Klangforum Wien. In 2021, he was commissioned to co-create his first opera, Chasing Waterfalls, with the Berlin-based sound collective KlingKlangKlong, for Semperoper Dresden's 2022 - 23 Season Opening.
Parallel to his creative and performative activites, Lee is also a passionate pedagogue, having been conferred the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) in 2020, a teaching diploma issued by the Academy to students who underwent specialist pedagogical training and passed a highly rigorous assessment process. He is currently a part-time chamber music faculty at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, as well as a teaching faculty of the Lucerne Festival Academy 2022 and 2023.