Njo Kong Kie was born in Indonesia but grew up in Macau where he received his musical education from the Academia de Música São Pio X. He continued his studies in Portugal and then Canada, where he eventually settled. He now divides his time between Canada and Macau. Pianist and music director of Montreal’s contemporary dance company La La La Human Steps since 1996, Kong Kie has given close to 500 performances with the company throughout Canada and abroad. Among his many projects in both countries, Kong Kie writes music for Canadian chamber band Day OFF, and composes for opera. He has created five chamber operas dissecting controversial issues ranging from same-sex marriage to human organ trafficking. Bridging the gap between modern opera and theatre, classical and contemporary popular music, these works attempt to introduce contemporary operatic work to a wider audience.