Edward Lun, aged 29 from Hong Kong, was awarded £18,100 for tuition fees and a £7,000 bursary to study for the MComp in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music (RCM).
Being a BAFTA scholar is definitely a dream come true.
Edward holds a BEd in Music for Secondary Education from the Education University of Hong Kong, where he took courses in concert composition. After graduating in 2011, Edward worked as a trumpet tutor, band director and classroom music teacher in a secondary school in Hong Kong. In his spare time, Edward worked as an orchestrator for feature film The Office, which won the Award for Best Original Film Score at the 2016 Hong Kong Film Awards.
Edward says: “Being a BAFTA scholar is definitely a dream come true. The scholarship does not only ease my financial burden of oversea studies but it is also as an important recognition of my current work. Joining the BAFTA community is a precious opportunity for me to learn and meet from filmmakers from all over the world. And with the mentorship scheme, it provides a clear goal for me to continue my ambition on the art of film music, and to contribute to both of the industry and related education in UK and China.”
Edward is being mentored by film music composer Ilan Eshkeri.