嚴福榮，1959年出生於香港，高中畢業後原有意前往美國留學的嚴福榮，因緣際會地來到臺灣，就讀東吳大學音樂系作曲組，師事戴洪軒老師。畢業後返回香港，1987至1993年間赴英國威爾斯大學深造，跟隨William Mathias與Jeffrey Lewis學習作曲，1988年獲碩士學位，1993年獲音樂哲學博士，同年獲聘於東吳大學音樂系。作品陸續發表於香港，歐美及臺灣各地，包括管絃樂、室內樂、獨奏、音樂劇以及合唱作品。曾擔任國際現代音樂協會（ISCM）中華民國協會理事，以及亞洲作曲家聯盟（ACL）中華民國總會理事。目前為東吳大學音樂系專任副教授。除了作曲之外，嚴福榮亦致力於學術研究與寫作，是國內以作曲家的身份同時從事學術研究與論文寫作的代表之一，著重於東方作曲家之作曲理論研究，並朝向建立東北亞研究中心的理想邁進。
YIM Fuk-Wing, born in 1959 in Hong Kong, originally intended to study abroad in the USA but eventually came to Taiwan by incidents, studying composition from Dai Hong-xuan at Department of Music of Soochow University. He went back to Hong Kong upon graduation and then went for advanced studies at University of Wales in 1987-1993, during which he learned composition from William Mathias and Jeffrey Lewis. Yim got his Master’s degree in 1988 and PhD in Music in 1993, and in the same year he was invited to teach at Department of Music, Soochow University. His musical works, including winds and strings music, chamber music, solo music, musicals, and choral works, have been published in Hong Kong, Europe and America as well as Taiwan. Yim had served on the boards of ISCM Taiwan Chapter and ACL Taiwan Chapter, and currently is full-time professor at Department of Music, Soochow University. Besides musical composition, Yim is also dedicated to academic research and writing, making him one good example of Taiwan composers also actively engaged in academic research. Yim’s research focuses on theories employed by oriental composers, with the vision of establishing a research center in North-east Asia.