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“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

About

Named one of CBC Music’s Top “30 under 30” Canadian Classical Musicians, Dr. Roydon Tse is a multiple award-winning composer and educator based in Toronto. His music has been championed by orchestras and ensembles in 16 countries and he was named the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s RBC NextGen composer for the 2021/22 season.


Upcoming Events

October 24, 2022

Orchestre de la Garde Republicaine
Flow – for wind ensemble
Quatiers de Celestins, Paris, France
Sébastien BILLARD
Closed Reading

April 15, 2023

Symphony 21
Toward Light – for orchestra
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jaelem Bhate
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May 21, 2023

Orch. Symphonique de Trois-Rivieres
Toward Light – for orchestra
Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
Jacques Lacombe
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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

Another highlight proved to be the WSO premiere of Roydon Tse’s imaginative Jest…[Roydon] clearly knows how to write a light hearted bon-bon brimming with youthful vitality, underscored by his knack for creating tightly crafted, textural effects

Holly Harris – Winnipeg Free Press

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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