Song Cycle & Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble

March 1, 2021 – I am excited to announce a new collaboration with the Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble that will culminate in the creation of a song cycle in December this year. Building on my work with iSing! and the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra in 2020, this project is centered on contemporary reflections of Chinese poetry. IContinue reading “Song Cycle & Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble”

Penn State 2021 New Music Festival

Jan 23, 2021 – The Penn State 2021 New Music Festival has selected Down the Rabbit Hole for inclusion in its 2021 Virtual New Music Festival, slated to take place between March 19-20, 2021 in PA USA. The Penn State Symphony Orchestra will give a live-streamed performance of the work under the direction of GerardoContinue reading “Penn State 2021 New Music Festival”

Musequal Competition & Musica Nova Helsinki

January 15, 2021 – The Musequal Composer Competition 2021 in Finland has selected my work Starscape as one of the finalists in their search for a new composer-in-residence for 2021-2023. The piece will be performed at the Kultuurikeskus Caisa as part of the Musica nova Helsinki Festival (February 9, 6pm UTC+2). The competition will revealContinue reading “Musequal Competition & Musica Nova Helsinki”

International Double Reed Society 50 for 50 Commission

Dec 23, 2020 – I’m very excited to be embarking on a new commission from the International Double Reed Society for a new work as part of their “50 for 50” scheme – a project that celebrates the 50 years of the society with 50 new works for double reeds and piano accompaniment. Congratulations alsoContinue reading “International Double Reed Society 50 for 50 Commission”

SOCAN Foundation Professional Development Grant

Dec 15, 2020 – I am grateful to recently receive a Professional Development Grant from the SOCAN Foundation! Earlier in June, I was a participant in the annual Charlotte Computer Music Workshop, where I had a chance to develop my skills in Max/MSP (a visual programming software for electronic music) over an intensive one-week period.Continue reading “SOCAN Foundation Professional Development Grant”

Commission for Piano Pinnacle

Dec 4, 2020 – As 2020 comes to a close, I am thankful for opportunities to continue working and writing during this year of cancellations and postponements. One such project that will be percolating this year and next is a new work for my friends Iman Habibi and Deborah Grimmett, aka Piano Pinnacle. With generousContinue reading “Commission for Piano Pinnacle”

SOCAN Foundation Award for Young Composers 2020

Sept 24, 2020 – I am immensely grateful for the continued support of the SOCAN Foundation in my journey as a composer. This year, my work “Release” for harp solo was awarded the 2nd prize in the solo/duet category in their national young composers competition. Many thanks to harpist Elizabeth White Clark who gave it’sContinue reading “SOCAN Foundation Award for Young Composers 2020”

Knox Toronto 200th Anniversary Commission

Sept 20, 2020 – This year marks the 200th anniversary of Toronto’s iconic Knox Presbyterian Church. To celebrate this momentous occasion, they have commissioned from me a new work for chorus, organ, and brass that celebrates their history and vision as a church that follows Jesus, loves the city, and serves the world. I amContinue reading “Knox Toronto 200th Anniversary Commission”

Verona Quartet and Lunenberg Academy Commission

Sept 11, 2020 – I am excited to be embarking on a full-length string quartet for the renowned Verona Quartet! The piece was commissioned by the Lunenberg Academy of Music with generous assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, to be premiered in Nova Scotia in Spring 2021. More details on the premiere toContinue reading “Verona Quartet and Lunenberg Academy Commission”

iSing! 2020 Composition Competition

July 15, 2020 – I am happy to announce that my work “Yellow Crane Tower” has won the grand prize from iSing! Composition Competition. The piece is based on a Tang-era poem by Cui Hao, and is scored for tenor, baritone, chorus and orchestra. Congratulations to all the composers! More details on the premiere toContinue reading “iSing! 2020 Composition Competition”