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CHRIS BABIDA
RECORD PRODUCER MUSIC DIRECTOR COMPOSER ARRANGER AND MUSICIAN PERFORMER
WRITTEN BALLETS AND MUSICALS TV SERIES, FILM SOUNDTRACKS
With versatile ability in music, sometimes called the “Godfather of Pop and Cross-over Music” performer artist in S.E Asia
First established in HK Since 1970, then allocated to Taiwan and in 1994, moved to Beijing IN 2007, allocated back to HONGKONG 2011.

MUSIC EDUCATION
ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC BOSTON
DICK GROVE WORKSHOPS LOS ANGELES.

SOUNDTRACKS and MUSICALS
In 2018, Beijing Culture & Media Co. Ltd. invited to write the soundtrack music for the documentary “He Xi Zou Lang Zhi Jia Yu Guan”.
In 2017, The Hong Kong Musical “Feng Wan Show”.
Taiwan Musical “Love Ya Mom” by Godot Theatre Taiwan which has been performed at the National Theatre & Concert Hall and all over Taiwan.
Additional performances to be performed in Shanghai in 2018 and will be performing again in Taiwan National Theatre & Concert Hall in March 2018.
In 2016, “Dr. Sun Yat Sen” Theme song and Soundtrack music for the documentary by CCTV
June 2015 wrote a “Rock Musical” Shan Hai Jin sponsored by Taiwan University in Taiwan.
Performed replays twice all over Taiwan in 2015, and performed in China Xi An in December 2017.

MUSIC DIRECTOR
In 2018, invited by CCTV and appointed as Music Director.
In 2016 Theme Title songs sung by Miss Frances Yip and Soundtrack for an International Film entitled “The Last Race”.
In 2015 Alan Tam celebrating the 40th anniversary as Music Director, Conductor, pianist and Arranger/Orchestrator.

PRODUCER MUSIC DIRECTOR
In 2012, released “Hi Quality Audiophile albums with two HK Divas – Chris & Friends with Elisa “Everything Must Change” and Frances Yip, Chris with Frances “The Music & The Voice”. In March 2011, Chris was invited by Phoenix TV as the Music Director for their 15th Anniversary Gala Evening Event. Chris collaborated with the China Ballet Philharmonic Orchestra.

2008 WORLD OLYMPICS - COMPOSER
Chris wrote the 2008 Olympics Official “Torch Song” - “Light the Passion, Share the Dream” and also wrote “VISION BEIJING” cinematic event in 2008 which was directed by the famous Italian Director – Giuseppe Tornatore, other directors including Majid Majidi, Patrice Leconte, Daryl Goodrich & Andrew Lau Wai-Keung.
HONGKONG 1997 HANDOVER HKSAR CEREMONY - MUSIC DIRECTOR
Chris was the Music Director of the celebration ceremony for the establishment of the HKSAR (the “Change Over”). It was considered to be recognition to his professional success as well as his continuous contributions to the music industry.

MUSICALS and BALLETS
Between 2006 and 2008 wrote 2 original Ballets & 6 Original Musicals. The Ballets are: “Suzie Wong” performed in HK in 2006. The Ballet is based on the famous story of "Suzie Wong" composed, orchestrated and conducted a 50 piece orchestra.
The second modern ballet "VOYAGES" for the Suzhou Cultural Science centre in Suzhou China in 2008 February , Directed by Mr. Stephen Jeffries who was the Artistic Director for the Hongkong Ballet in Hongkong.

The 6 Original Musical plays are, “Long River” – It was in a Chinese Traditional “Huang Mei Tiao” style musical performed in Shanghai Grand Theatre in 2008, this musical is produced by Yu Qiu Yu, and performed by “The Queen of Huang Mei Tiao” – Ms. Ma Lan; the other 4 musicals were being wrote for Godot Theatre Company in Taiwan, “The Little Town In DanShui”, “Shanghai Night” & “Angel Never Sleep” – which were performed by Cai Qin in 1999 & 2002; “City Nights”.

TAIWAN PRODUCER /COMPOSER
Late 90’s relocated from Hong Kong to Taiwan and established himself in the Taiwan Mandarin market as PRODUCER. Over these 13 years, Chris collaborated with most of the pop singers in Taiwan, such as CoCo Lee, Cai Qin, Elva Hsiao and Many more individual Artists.
The theme song (Xin Bu Liao Qing) for the movie “Ces't la Vie, Mon Cheri” is considered to be one of the most popular songs in the history of Taiwan and the Chinese Popular songs’ Category since 1993 and is now being his signature tune.

PRODUCED COMPOSED ORCHESTRATED AND CONDUCTED THE LYRIC SYMPHONY IN LONDON 1998

CROSS OVER MUSIC
Since the mid 80’s Chris has been releasing his own Chinese Cross Over instrumental albums, such as “Beijing Pop (1994)”,
(1995)“Spell of Love – Shirley Lu, Pipa Album
(1996)”, “Er Hu Album by Wen Jin Long”.

LIVE MUSIC and EXPERIENCE/BAND LEADER for his own band from 1970 till the Mid 80’s

HONGKONG PRODUCER/ MUSIC DIRECTOR and EXPERIENCES

In the mid 70's, Music Director of EMI Records Producing film scoring, pop concerts, special events organized by TV and Radio Stations as well.
collaborated, Composing and Arranging with Super Stars of Hongkong such as Sam Hui, Leslie Cheung, Paula Tsui, Alan Tam, Danny Chan, Lam, Sally Yeh, Anita Mui, Johnny Yip…etc. writing and recording in different Genres for CD and Vinyl Productions

TV and Film scoring. Wrote 30 Original Film Scores and 20 TV series.
Awards and nominations with Golden Horse Awards (Taiwan) and Hong Kong Film Awards.
One of his works “Fleeing By Night”, won him the “Best Music” in the 46th Asia Pacific Film Festival as well.

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