Famous Film Score Composers from China

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

Examples include Wong Jim and Philip Chan.

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

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  • Benjamin Lees (January 8, 1924 – May 31, 2010) was an American composer of classical music.
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1924-2010)
    • Birthplace: Harbin, China
  • Chan Kwong Wing
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    Comfort Chan Kwong-wing (simplified Chinese: 陈光荣; traditional Chinese: 陳光榮; born June 15, 1967) is a music composer for Hong Kong films. Some of his well-known works in films include the Infernal Affairs trilogy, SPL: Sha Po Lang, Initial D and Daisy. Chan has been nominated seventeen times at the Hong Kong Film Awards and has won three awards for scoring The Storm Riders, Bodyguards and Assassins and Wu Xia. Chan also works as a record producer for Hong Kong singers including Fiona Fung, Pakho Chau and Ekin Cheng.
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: China, Hong Kong
  • Eddie Wang

    Eddie Wang was a film score composer.
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1913-1981)
    • Birthplace: China
  • Joseph Koo
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    Joseph Koo Kar-Fai, GBS (born 3 February 1933 in Guangzhou, China), is one of the most respected composers in Hong Kong. He used the pen name Moran (莫然) for Mandarin songs early in his career. He has two siblings: an older sister, the famous Chinese singer/painter Koo Mei (顧媚) and a younger brother, Koo Kar-Tseung (顧嘉鏘).
    • Age: 90
    • Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
  • Melissa Hui
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    Melissa Hui (born 1966 in Hong Kong) is a Canadian composer. Raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Hui studied at the University of British Columbia, the California Institute of the Arts and Yale University. Among her musical influences, Hui cites the African pygmies and Japanese gagaku court orchestra. Hui aims "to create a personal music of ethereal beauty, intimate lyricism and raucous violence".Her commissioned works include the orchestral pieces Between You (1992), Common Ground (1993), Aljira (1995), Inner Voices (1995) and In the Breath of the Night (1999), and the large choral work San Rocco (1991). She has also written a large number of pieces for chamber groups: Changes ...more
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: China, Hong Kong
  • Min Yao

    Min Yao was a film score composer.
    • Age: Dec. at 49 (1917-1967)
    • Birthplace: Shanghai, China