Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kelvin is an award winning composer, music editor and a cellist.
Over the years, I have collaborated with various talents, including film directors, journalists, photographers, singer-songwriters, game developers, choreographers, animators, and more. Drawing inspiration from stories and visuals, I translate abstract ideas into musical sounds, creating an emotional link between subjects and the audience.
My work as a composer in collaboration with filmmakers has resulted in numerous successful productions. One of my documentary projects, titled “Eagles Rest in LiangShan”, won the 48th Oscar Student Academy Award (Domestic Documentary), the 41st Emmy College Television Award, and the 27th DGA Student Film Award. It was also selected by multiple film festivals across the US. Additionally, I had the privilege of collaborating with Cannes Palme d'Or-winning director Tang Yi on her short film “Yokelan 66” supported by Vogue China. This film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 AFI Fest and was selected in multiple Oscar-qualifying film festivals, including the Seattle International Film Festival, the San Diego International Film Festival, and the Urbanworld Film Festival.
Beyond music composition, I worked as an orchestrator for composer Chad Cannon on his US feature documentary “Exposing Muybridge”. The score was nominated for the 44th News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition. I also conducted additional orchestration and arrangement work under Chad for Joe Hisaishi's world tour concert piece "Princess Mononoke."
Starting in September 2021, I expanded my expertise into interactive music and video games, taking on the role of Music Designer/Editor at PlayStation Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment. I contributed to music design, editing, and implementation for the action-adventure AAA video game "God of War: Ragnarök" developed by Santa Monica Studio. In 2023, my music work received international acclaim and recognition, including the Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing – Game Music award at the 70th Golden Reel Awards presented by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), alongside with the other major winning from the game including 2022 The Game Awards and 2023 BAFTA Game Awards. I also contributed to music design and arrangement for the recently released virtual reality first-person shooter title "Firewall Ultra" by First Contact Entertainment and the critically acclaimed "Marvel's Spider-man 2" by Insomniac.
I embarked on my classical music training in cello and piano at the age of 9. Remaining active in the classical music scene from a young age, I have amassed numerous local and global performing experiences as a cellist. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from HKUST and a Master's degree in Music Composition and Music Theory (Screen Scoring) from New York University Steinhardt.
袁敏聰有幸能與世界各地音樂人，電影導演，遊戲製作人，排舞師，動畫師等交流合作並製作配樂。於2021年，袁編寫的配樂作品「鷹栖涼山」獲得了學界奧斯卡金像獎最佳紀錄片項目銀獎，學界艾美獎最佳紀錄片, 美國導演工會最佳學界紀錄片，並入選多個其他知名電影節角逐提名。此外，袁有幸能夠與康城金棕櫚獎得主唐藝合作，為她的電影短片Vogue film「玉蘭 66」譜寫配樂。此電影更一舉獲得了多個奧斯卡認可國際電影節的獎項與提名，包括AFI Fest，Urbanworld Film Festival, Seattle International Filｍ Festival等。除了配樂作曲工作，袁於美國紀錄長片「Exposing Muybridge」中擔當管弦樂編曲一職，由年輕得獎作曲家Chad Cannon編寫。Chad更帶領了袁參與由著名吉卜力工作室作曲家久石讓指揮與演出，「2021 久石讓 x W.D.O」全球公演的管弦樂編曲工作。
自2021年末，袁利用自身的對影視配樂的理解和經驗拓展了遊戲配樂的事業，並擔任Sony Interactive Entertainment Playstation Studios音樂剪輯/設計師一職，為Playstation旗下遊戲工作室開發中的AAA遊戲項目提供音樂上的支援。近期參與的項目包括 「戰神5: 諸神黃昏」，「Marvel's 蜘蛛俠2」，「Firewall Ultra」等主機遊戲，主要負責遊戲中的電影場景和互動音樂設計，使作曲家的音樂作品能夠以立體和互動方式呈現予玩家。於2023年，袁藉由「戰神」項目獲得了由美國電影音效剪輯師協會 (Motion Picture Sound Editor) 頒發，該年度最佳遊戲音樂剪輯金膠捲獎（Golden Reel Award)。
袁自九歲起於香港⾳樂事務處接受音樂教育， 2010年考獲大提琴演奏級文憑，師承大提琴家徐樂明。作為大提琴⼿的他有豐富本地及國際演出經驗，曾參與的樂團包括香港節慶管弦樂團，香港青年管弦樂團等。於香港科技大學取得土木工程系學士學位後，2019年踏遠赴美國紐約大學修讀音樂與作曲碩士，主修配樂，師從前美國迪士尼音樂總監及作曲家 Paul Chihara及格萊美獎得主Michael Patterson。在學期間，他憑藉動畫配樂作品《LARP》贏取紐約大學配樂比賽。