March – April 2023 News

April 2023 – Signs of winter are beginning to abate in Toronto as the snow melts to reveal the grey and green hues of the city. It has been another busy and productive few months with some exciting projects, performances, and news to announce. Colorado Wind Ensemble Artist-in-Residence I am excited to announce that IContinue reading “March – April 2023 News”

New Premieres & Videos

March 2 – Happy Thursday! I am pleased to share two new videos of premieres that happened recently. Coincidentally, both are works involving voice and poetry! The first is a song cycle commissioned by my friend Jialiang Zhu for soprano and piano, titled Clouds are the Language of the Sky which sets beautiful poetry byContinue reading “New Premieres & Videos”

iSing! & the Philadelphia Orchestra

Dec 05 – I couldn’t be more excited to share that on January 6 & 7, 2023, a cast of veritable singers from the iSing! Festival including tenor Thomas Glenn, Baritone Valdis Jansons, and the Philadelphia Orchestra will come together to give the US premiere of “Yellow Crane Tower“, a composition for SATB chorus, soloistsContinue reading “iSing! & the Philadelphia Orchestra”

SOCAN Foundation Awards 2022

Oct 21 – I am happy to announce that my composition Fantasies on Tang Poetry was awarded a 2nd prize from the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers in the choral/vocal category this year! The piece was commissioned by Tianjin Juilliard faculty Katherine Chu for the incredible baritone José Rubio and musicians from the TianjinContinue reading “SOCAN Foundation Awards 2022”

TSO Season Finale – Reviews

June 25 – The last week has been a whirlwind of activity, and I am just getting around to updating the website with some posts. First of all, my heartfelt thanks to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and conductor Gustavo Gimeno for the committed performance of Unrelenting Sorrow, a TSO commissioned work for 2020 which wasContinue reading “TSO Season Finale – Reviews”

The Atlanta Opera 96-Hour Opera Project

April 12 – It is a huge honor to be working with The Atlanta Opera as part of their 96-Hour opera project! I will be collaborating with New York based librettist Marcus Yi on a 10-minute chamber opera work inspired by stories from Atlanta Georgia, to be performed on June 20, 2022. From the AtlantaContinue reading “The Atlanta Opera 96-Hour Opera Project”

Compositions selected for RCM Piano Syllabus

March 28 – It is an honor to have my complete solo piano repertoire included in the newest edition of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s 2022 Piano Syllabus! Updated every seven years, the current syllabus features a comprehensive list of composers, including several living Canadian composers. This year’s revision includes four of my compositions writtenContinue reading “Compositions selected for RCM Piano Syllabus”

Coups de Vents International Composition Competition

March 18 – I am excited to announce that my wind ensemble work “Flow” was awarded an honorable mention in the Coups de Vents International Composition Competition in Paris, France! Originally scheduled to be held in the Spring of 2021, the competition was postponed several times due to the COVID pandemic. The final was heldContinue reading “Coups de Vents International Composition Competition”