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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

November 15, 2020

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno, Conductor
New work for Orchestra
3pm, Roy Thomson Hall
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November 13, 2020

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno, Conductor
New work for Orchestra
8pm, Roy Thomson Hall
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November 12, 2020

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno, Conductor
New work for Orchestra
8pm, Roy Thomson Hall
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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

  • COVID-19
    As I write this, the world is coming to grips with one of the worst pandemics in the last century. The staggering scale of the pandemic is slowly becoming more apparent day-by-day as we are brought up-to-date through online news and social media. As I watch this unfold everyday, IContinue reading “Home”
  • MSO Competition
    I am happy to announce that my new work titled “Vicious Cycles” has won first prize in the Mississauga Symphony‘s 2019/2020 composition competition! The piece was written for the Mississauga Symphony in mind and will be premiered by the MSO and conductor Denis Mastromonaco at the Living Arts Center onContinue reading “Home”
  • Toronto Symphony Commission
    Hi folks! It’s been a while since I’ve known but I am elated to finally announce that the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has commissioned me to write a new work for their 2020/2021 season! A new initiative made possible by incoming music director Gustavo Gimeno, the commission will be performed threeContinue reading “Home”


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

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