One of the region's most distinguished and versatile artistic talents, King-man Lo graduated from the University of Hong Kong. While pursuing further studies on scholarship in Italy, he undertook professional training at the Teatro dell'Opera of Rome. After returning to Hong Kong, Professor Lo embarked on a successful career encompassing arts development, academic administration, and creative work in music and theatre. He has written, designed and directed extensively for the stage including some fifty productions of western and contemporary Chinese opera.
He was instrumental in the establishment of the professional Philharmonic and Sinfonietta orchestras, the Arts Centre and the Cultural Centre of his native city. He was a founding member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and served as Director of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from 1993 to 2004. In addition to his commitment with the Canton International Summer Music Academy, Professor Lo is also artistic adviser to several major international cultural development projects and educational institutions. He has received numerous honorary awards and titles from universities, conservatories and governments in the international community.