Tony Chan Chi Long received the Bachelor Degree of Arts (Honours) in Music at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Currently, he is pursuing the Master of Music (composition) in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Apart from learning composing under Dr Christopher Coleman, Chan has also studied electro acoustic music and orchestration techniques with Prof Christopher Keyes and Dr Joyce Tang respectively. He has also studied composition under the American composer Mike McFerron. Chan is now studying under Dr Cheung Pui Shan and Prof Clarence MaK.
In summer 2015, Chan was selected as one of the four HKBU composers embarking on an expedition to Xinjiang for cultural exchange. Inspirations from the Uygur music and the trip are gathered and presented in the multimedia concert "Trace of Silk Road" held in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre. Two works, Barren Land and Petrichor, which are collaboratively composed, were performed by Collegium Musicum Hong Kong.
In 2017, Chan’s Fearing the Shadow had its premiere and won the first prize in New Generation 2017 at RTHK. It is an annual competition organised by the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild that aims at encouraging music creatively among young composers in Hong Kong by providing a platform for performance and exchange of musical ideas. Chan has studied violin under Dr. Sak, Gilbert Ka-Fong. And now he is being coached by Ms. Ryang, Leslie Moonsun.
Chan has been serving as one of the violinists of the Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra.