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Born in Hong Kong in 1979, and based in the UK since 1996, composer Fung Lam holds the distinction of being the youngest Chinese composer to be commissioned by the BBC, when, in 2007, he was invited to write a work for the BBC Concert Orchestra. Unlocking, which took inspiration from an exhibition of locks at the Victoria and Albert Museum, was given its premiere under Charles Hazlewood, who also explored the work in detail in BBC Radio 3’s Discovering Music. He has recently been appointed as the Composer-in-Residence with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, who will give the premiere of his new work in June 2014 under the baton of their Music Director Jaap van Zweden. In 2012 Fung Lam received the Young Artist Award from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. References to Buddhism, in particular the journey to spiritual enlightenment are recurring themes in Lam’s work.