Wai Hin Ko Ko’s music combines both elements of traditional music of Myanmar and Western music. He grew up in a small town near Mandalay, where traditional music flourished once upon a time. As a Christian, he also grew up experiencing music in the church. As a professional popular songwriter in Myanmar, he also composes Christian music for churches in Myanmar. In 2016, he composed a cross-cultural composition for traditional ensemble of Myanmar and western orchestra, which brought him wide recognition in his native country. Since then, he has been known as a young composer who writes orchestral music in Myanmar. Since 2015, he has participated in the Nirmita Composers’ Workshop as a young composer representing Myanmar, and studied with prominent professors such as Chinary Ung, Sean Heim, among others. Recently, he developed a special interest in exploring his cultural roots as a Myanmar composer, which led him to research ancient traditional music as well as compose new works for the traditional Myanmar ensemble, while still practicing Western compositions for western string orchestra and chamber music. Wai Hin Ko Ko is also currently working on a master of performing arts degree at Burapha University, Thailand under the supervision of Dr. Kojinakano.