Sanders Lau is a multifaceted choral musician with an unshakable belief in choral music’s unique power to express and connect. He is the Artistic Director and founder of NOĒMA. Under his leadership, NOĒMA has quickly established itself as a dynamic and innovative force in Hong Kong’s choral scene. Sanders has also worked extensively with Die Konzertisten, where he cultivated a specialised interest in the historically informed performances of early music. Over the years, Sanders has worked with a constellation of internationally distinguished artists, including conductors Jonathan Cohen, Stephen Layton, John Butt, Simon Carrington, and Chen Yun Hung. He is also an advocate of contemporary choral music and has collaborated closely with local composers such as Yin Ng, Austin Yip, Ernest Hui, and Adrian Wong, among others.
Sanders is ardent about nurturing the next generation of choral leaders. He has been invited to teach, adjudicate, and give masterclasses, workshops, lectures, and pre-concert talks for many institutions and organisations, such as the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Voices of Singapore Festival, Hong Kong Interschool Choral Festival, Macau International Choral Festieval, and the Education Bureau of Hong Kong. He has also coached choirs and students from The Univerysity of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, The Education University of Hong Kong, Macao Polytechnic University, Soochow University (Taiwan), National Chengchi University (Taiwan), National Yang-Ming University (Taiwan); and numerous other youth and school choirs, such as the Hong Kong Children’s Choir and Diocesan Boys’ School.
Sanders holds degrees from Eastman School of Music and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, his mentors include William Weinert, Brad Lubman, Paul O’Dette, Esmond Lim, and Felix Yeung. Over the years, he has learned from great masters such as Stephen Layton, Helmuth Rilling, Nicolas Fink, Simon Carrington, Ivars Taurins, and Jeanne Lamon.