Hang Su

Composer & Performer

Photo © Andreas Schröder

Hang Su, German composer of Chinese origin. Interpreter of contemporary music and music theater, photographer, designer and poet. From 2009 to 2012 he studied at the University of Music and Theater in Leipzig and received his diploma in music composition. From 2012 to 2016 he completed the master class composition with summa cum laude. 

During his studies and various of international festivals and similar occasions, he received personal lessons from Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Pierluigi Billone, Steven Takasugi, Brian Ferneyhough, Mark Andre, Hans Tuschku, Hector Parra, Francesco Felidei, Klaus Lang, Nomi Epstein, Milica Djordjevic, Isabel Mundry, Rebecca Saunders, David Helbich, Younghi Pagh-Paan.  

His works have been performed in Germany, Great Britain and Austria by Ensemble Handwerk, Trio Sostenuto, Ensemble forma Leipzig, Ensemble MAM (Berlin), Ensemble Mocrep (Chicago), Ensemble SNIM (Vienna), etc. His works were performed also in Lofft – Das Theater in Leipzig (2019 and 2020), Berlin Festival of contemporary music theatre (BAM!) (2019), Göttingen evenings of contemporary music (2019), Berlin Klangwerkstatt (2018), Musiktheatertage Wien (2018), Darmstädter Ferienkurs (2016 and 2018).   

He receives TakeCareResidenz at the LOFFT – DAS THEATER Leipzig in cooperation with Flausen networks of performance arts and Fonds darstellender Künste (2021). He received commission of composition from the MDR-Rundfunk Klassik (Central German Radio) in 2020. He is working fellow of Denkzeit scholarship of cultural foundation of the Free State of Saxony (2020) and scholar of Neustart Kultur of Musikfonds e.V. (2020/2021). In 2019 he received composition funding from Initiative der Neue Musik Berlin and project funding of Musikfonds, as well as from the culture office Leipzig. He received project funding from the culture office of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in Berlin (2018). Hang Su was scholarship holder of the art residence in the Künstlerhaus Lukas (2019) and Schloss Wiepersdorf (2018). He was a working scholarship holder of the cultural foundation of the Free State of Saxony (2017). From 2010 to 2015 he received the scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Germany.