asia Famous Film Score Composers from China

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

Age: Died at 86 (1924-2010)

Birthplace: Harbin, China

Profession: Film Score Composer, Composer

Credits: Man Alive!

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Chan Kwong Wing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from China
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Comfort Chan Kwong-wing 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 ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Composer

Credits: Infernal Affairs, The Warlords, Infernal Affairs II, Three... Extremes, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, + more

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Eddie Wang

Eddie Wang was a film score composer. ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1913-1981)

Birthplace: China

Profession: Film Score Composer

Credits: Kid with the Golden Arm, The Mermaid, The Assassin, Abbot of Shaolin, Martial Club, + more

Joseph Koo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from China
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Joseph Koo Kar-Fai, MBE, SBS is one of the most respected composers in Hong Kong. He used the pen name Moran for Mandarin songs early in his career. He has two siblings: an older sister, the famous Chinese singer/painter Koo Mei, and a younger brother, Koo Kar-Tseung. ...more

Age: 82

Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Profession: Film Score Composer, Composer

Credits: A Better Tomorrow, Fist of Fury, Fist of Legend, Return of the Dragon, The Big Boss, + more

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