Born in Hong Kong, Kristoffer To moved to England in 2004. He graduated from the University of York in 2012, and has 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 premieres of Another Life for Migration in Hong Kong in January 2017, performed by Yu-Fang Chen in China; In the Distance for ISCM World Music Days in March 2016, performed by Hojung Kim in South Korea; Untitled for the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival (Artistic Director: Kliment Krylovskiy) in July 2015; Gamma in November 2013, performed by Octandre Ensemble in London.
Over the years, Kristoffer’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.
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