Composer and educator Yip Wai-hong passes away at 94

Yip Wai-hong

17th June 2024 (Hong Kong) Hong Kong musical composer and educator, Yip Wai-hong, passed away yesterday at the age of 94. Yip’s Children’s Choral and Performing Arts Centre announced the news on their social media page today, stating that Dr. Yip Wai-hong, the founder and honorary music director of the centre, peacefully passed away at 11pm last night due to his advanced age. Details regarding the memorial service will be announced by the centre at a later time.

Yip Wai-hong was a prominent figure in Hong Kong’s music education scene and made significant contributions as a composer and educator. His legacy in promoting and nurturing musical talent, particularly among children, will continue to inspire generations to come.