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Passionate about communicating to audiences from all backgrounds with his music, Dr. Roydon Tse is an award-winning composer, pianist and educator. He holds degrees in composition from the University of British Columbia (B.Mus) and the University of Toronto (M.Mus, D.M.A). His music has been performed and commissioned by major orchestras and ensembles in North America, Europe and Asia. Born in Hong Kong, Roydon studied in the UK and currently resides in Toronto Canada.


Upcoming Events

March 26, 2020

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Gemma New, Conductor
Down the Rabbit Hole – string orchestra
7:30pm, The Cotton Factory, Hamilton

March 26, 2020

Piano and Erhu Project
Nicole Li, erhu & Corey Hamm, piano
Blues n’Grooves – erhu and piano
8pm, Trinity-St. Paul’s Center, Toronto

February 13, 2020

Interro String Quartet
Thursday’s At Noon
Sprout – for string quartet
12:10pm, Walter Hall, Toronto


Reviews

Black Waltz by Roydon Tse displayed intense fragments of gesture exquisitely layered to create a sound world best described as “if Ives went dancing to the waltz,” showing off impeccable control of structure and orchestration.

Kevin Baldwin – I Care if You Listen

The concert opened with a short suite of very accessible, contemporary pieces entitled Three Musings by prodigious Canadian composer Roydon Tse. I was immediately impressed by the delicacy and elegance with which the orchestra handled Tse’s almost Mozartian orchestral transparency.

Sean Farrell – Prince George Citizen


Recent News

  • Centertracks Release 2020
    With support from the Ontario Arts Council Recording Grant, I have been able to collaborate with the Interro String Quartet to record two of my string quartets: Breathe (2015)** and Sprout (2019)*. Representing two of my most challenging works to date for quartet, the fearless foursome Dr. Steve Koh, Eric … Read more
  • Johanna Metcalf Protege Prize
    A new yearly initiative launched by the Johanna Metcalf Foundation, the Performing Arts prizes celebrate and support distinguished Ontario based artists with a large financial grant to support their ongoing work. Each selected artist also nominates an emerging artist of their choosing to support. Thanks to the foundation and composer … Read more
  • Canadian Opera Company
    Thrilled to be joining the Canadian Opera Company's After School Opera Program (ASOP) as lead artist for the 2019/2020 season! I will be writing three new children's operas that will be performed by participants in the ASOP program. Guided by myself and co-lead Annie Castillo, children in the program explore … Read more


Featured Works

Release (2019) – performed by Elizabeth White Clark
Genesis (2015) – Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Franck Ollu
Radiant Light (2017) – Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra & Hua Yifei
Glorify! (2012) – performed by Vanguard Voices and Brass

Contact

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