Sanders Lau is a multifaceted choral musician with an unshakable belief in choral music’s power to express and connect. He is the founder and Artistic Director of NOĒMA, a newly established chamber choir that comprises some of the city’s finest choral singers. A much sought-after conductor, Sanders has worked extensively with Die Konzertisten, cultivating a specialised interest in the historically informed performances of early music, and has collaborated with a constellation of internationally distinguished artists, including conductors Jonathan Cohen, Stephen Layton, and John Butt, on masterpieces such as Bach’s Mass in B minor and John Passion, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Requiem.
Sanders is ardent about nurturing the next generation of choral leaders. He has taught, adjudicated, and given masterclasses, workshops, lectures, and pre-concert talks for numerous institutions and organisations such as the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Macao Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Interschool Choral Festival, and Joint School Music Association. Choirs he has coached include The Illumino Singers, The Mad Singers, Tidal Menschorus, Fluente Chorus, Hong Kong University Choir, Hong Kong Baptist University Christian Choir, Aqua Voice, Hong Kong Children’s Choir, and many secondary school choirs. Choirs under his leadership have captured top prizes in local and international festivals and competitions, including two Gold Medals at the European Choir Games Grand Prix of Nations.
Outside of the classical music scene, Sanders is known for his work with ‘Chan Fai Young x Girls’ Choir’. Their songs have reached top charts across local radio stations and streaming platforms. Sanders is also the founder and baritone of the vocal jazz a cappella group ‘jmJazz’. The group captured a gold medal at the World Contemporary A Cappella Competition in Taipei in 2018. In positions such as producer and backing vocalist, he has collaborated with Yin Ng, Harris Ho, Terence Lam, Eman Lam, Jan Lamb, Gigi Leung, and Terence Siufay.
Sanders graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Eastman School of Music. His mentors include Esmond Lim, Felix Yeung, and William Weinert.