Adrian Leung is an Australian/Hong Kong composer and multi-instrumentalist. With a classical upbringing, he studied composition at the Conservatorium of Music (Sydney University) and the Australian Film Television & Radio School. He has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Westminster Abbey, Edinburgh Fringe and as a soloist at the National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing. He is a currently a member of BAFTA Connect.
Based in the U.K, Adrian has scored award-winning films that have been selected into festivals such as BFI Flare, SXSW, Sydney Film Festival, Raindance, Tribeca, CPH:Dox and London Short Film Festival.
Recent work includes Hong Kong: City On Fire, a feature documentary about the Hong Kong protests which won the F:ACT Award at CPH:Dox; and various shorts including A Border Between Us, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2023 and Where The Sun Always Shines, which received its World Premiere at SXSW, where it was nominated for Best Documentary Short, and is screening at various Film Festivals across the UK including Bolton, Sunderland and Folkestone.
He has also worked on advertising campaigns for Amazon, Dove, Patron Tequila, Guinness, Barnardo’s and many more.
He has composed music for BBC 3 and BBC Radio 4 dramas as well as production music for EMI, Ninja Tune, Felt Music and All Sorts.
Adrian launched his solo artist project under the moniker Drexler. Living in the contemporary classical space, his debut record Handles was released via Rhodium and combines pianos, textured strings, folky guitars and field recordings collected from his travels. He likes to manipulate and mangle sounds and instruments, turning them into something contemporary and new-sounding. His releases have received airplay on NTS, Triple J, KEXP, Soho Radio, Scala Radio, Classic FM and Fbi Radio. He has also curated playlists for the BBC, 3RRR and Contemplative Classical.
Adrian has been a judge for the Ivor Novello and BAFTA Awards.
As a person of colour, Adrian is particularly interested in diverse stories that explore culture, identity and underrepresented voices.