Kristoffer To was born in Hong Kong. He had graduated from the University of York in 2012, and stayed on for another year studying for an MA in Composition under Dr Thomas Simaku, kindly supported with funding from the Schools Competition Act Settlement Trust.
Recent years saw premières of Another Life for Migration in Hong Kong Concert in 2017, performed by Yu-Fang Chen in China; In the Distance was performed at ISCM World Music Days in 2016 by Hojung Kim in South Korea; Trio for the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival (Artistic Director: Kliment Krylovskiy) in 2015; Gamma was performed by the Octandre Ensemble in London, UK in 2013.
Over the years, Kristoffer To’s music has been performed by prestigious ensembles and musicians such as AMGA Ensemble, Kreutzer Quartet, Ricochet Ensemble, Berkeley Ensemble, Octandre Ensemble, Quatuor Diotima, Yu-Fang Chen, Callie Brennan, Zachariah Reff, Gabrielle Yuen, Marielle le Monnier, James Whittle and Giacomo Pozzuto.
He had studied with renowned composers such as Alain Bancquart, Michael Jarrell, Isabel Mundry, Igor Shcherbakov, Sviatoslav Krutykov, Nicola LeFanu, Michael Berkeley and Sally Beamish. Kristoffer's cello piece In the Distance has gained Diploma of Merit in the 16th Edition of the Tournoi International de Musique (Italy). Moreover he was also the Finalist of The Intimacy of Creativity in 2014 and 2015 (Hong Kong). He has taken part in composition courses such as CoMA Mid-Winter in Oxford, Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in France, KLK New Music - Orient Occident Music Composers’ Forum in Ukraine, and Takefu International Festival in Japan.
Kristoffer To has received commissions from New Dots, Zodiac Music Academy & Festival, Avant Music Group Association of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
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