SORI Percussion Quartet Commission

July 9 – I am happy to announce that the up-and-coming South Korean percussion group, SORI Percussion, has commissioned a percussion quartet to be premiered in Seoul and online in December 2021. This new commission will combine western percussion instruments with the Korean soribuk, a Korean barrel drum used in Korean pansori. Looking forward toContinue reading “SORI Percussion Quartet Commission”

Toronto Symphony Announces 2021/22 Season

Jun 16 – The Toronto Symphony Orchestra recently announced their 2021/22 season with hopes to return to in-person concerts starting in November. I am excited to announce that my orchestral work, “Unrelenting Sorrow” (TSO Commission) will be programmed alongside Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in June 2022, conducted by none other than Music Director Gustavo Gimeno. ThereContinue reading “Toronto Symphony Announces 2021/22 Season”

OAC funding for Esprit Orchestra Commission

April 27 – I am a little late to the party when it comes to announcements but I am delighted to announce that the Ontario Arts Council has fully funded a new commission from the Esprit Orchestra, to be premiered in April 2022! It is still a long ways away, but one hopes that byContinue reading “OAC funding for Esprit Orchestra Commission”

New Collaboration with Wu Wei & SEED 2021

April 6 – I am excited to announce that I have been selected for the SEED 2021 Virtual Composition Academy! This opportunity allows participants to learn more about the Sheng and Shō through a six month journey with international masters such as Wu Wei, Mayumi Miyata, and Remi Miura. Since completing my concerto “Radiant Light”Continue reading “New Collaboration with Wu Wei & SEED 2021”

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”