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List of notable or famous composers from China, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in China and even some popular composers who immigrated to China. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Chinese composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from China is included when available.

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This historic composers from China list can help answer the questions "Who are some Chinese composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from China?" These prominent composers of China may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Chinese composers.

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Benjamin Lees was a contemporary U.S. composer of art music, born in Harbin, China, raised in San Francisco and lived in Palm Springs, California. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1924-2010)

Birthplace: Harbin, China

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Bun-Ching Lam

Lam Bun-Ching is a composer, pianist, and conductor. Lam holds a B.A. degree in piano performance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She obtained a scholarship from the University of California at San Diego, where she studied composition with Bernard Rands, Robert Erickson, Roger Reynolds, and Pauline Oliveros, earning a Ph.D. in 1981. In 1981, she was invited to join the music faculty of the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where she taught until 1986. She has also served as the Jean MacDuff Vaux Composer-in-Residence at Mills College in Oakland, California, and in 1997 she served as a visiting professor of composition at Yale University and at Bennington College in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Macau, China

Chet Lam is a Hong Kong based independent "city-folk" singer-songwriter. He is the elder brother of singer Eman Lam. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

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Danny Chan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from China
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Danny Chan Bak-keung was a Hong Kong 1980s cantopop musician, singer, songwriter, and actor in Hong Kong. Chan was of the first generation of pop idols in Hong Kong. He was already an electronic organ player, a songwriter, an actor and a promising singer at the beginning of his career. He made a name for himself with his debut release, Tears For You, which established him as a teen idol. Ripple, Just Loving You and Yat sang ho kau are just some of the golden hits written and sung by Chan. He is mostly remembered for his Cantonese romance ballads and high quality compositions. Chan died in 1993 after being in a coma for 17 months. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 35 (1958-1993)

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

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