“His compositions speak with an honest
expression, are well thought out in structure
and compelling arcs of sound. Roydon will
impact contemporary music in Canada.”

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging
Artist Award Citation


Named one of CBC Music’s Top “30 under 30” Canadian Classical Musicians (2017), 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 Canada, and currently works in Toronto.

Recent Projects

Upcoming Events

June 16, 2021

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Gemma New, Conductor
Down the Rabbit Hole
3pm, Online Broadcast

November 15, 13 & 12, 2020

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno, Conductor
Unrelenting Sorrow
3pm, Roy Thomson Hall
Link (Postponed)

October 31 & 30, 2020

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Julian Pelicano, Conductor
Jest – for orchestra
Centennial Concert Hall



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 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


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