Yiu-kwong Chung is Taiwan's best
known and most often performed composer. His music,
distinguished by its profound Chinese philosophical background and
expressive range, has won large and enthusiastic audiences all over
the world. He has written for every conceivable type of music
ranging from the grandest orchestral work, Chinese opera, musicals, to the
most intimate piece in New Age style.
Recent commissions include
a new Opera Meng Xiaodong, Concerto for
String Quartet and Chinese Orchestra dedicated to Kronos Quartet,
Trombone Concertino Recuillement dedicated to Christian
Lindberg, 2nd Saxophone Concerto dedicated to Claude Delangle,
Mongolian Fantasy for Cello and Chinese Orchestra to Mischa
Maisky. The percussion concerto for Taipei 2009 Deaflympics was
world-premiered by Evelyn Glennie and will be released under BIS
label in 2012. Two saxophone concerti with Claude Delangle as
soloist were released under BIS label in May 2011 in addition to
the flute concerto and
Whirling Dance dedicated to Sharon Bezaly released in April 2009. In March 2000, The Eternal City for
Chinese Orchestra captured the 1st prize of the 21st Century
International Composition Competition held by the Hong Kong Chinese
Orchestra. His another 1st-prize winning chamber work in 1986,Chariots Ballad for Solo
Marimba and 7 Percussionists, quickly becomes the
percussion ensemble classic. Festive Celebration for Wind
Orchestra, now published by Musikverlag Johann Kliment KG in
Vienna, has been performed by many orchestras throughout the world and
is recorded on the 7th and the 8th WASBE Conference CD sets. His
two bold and energetic pieces Dance of the Earth and Taiwanese
Children Song , performed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, are recorded on
SONY-Taiwan's Super Charm Yo-Yo MA Album.
He received his Doctoral of Musical
Arts (D.M.A.) degree in percussion in 1991 and Ph.D. degree in
composition in 1995 from the Graduate Center, City University of New
York. His D.M.A. dissertation Hans Werner Henze's Five Scenes from
the Snow Country: An Analysis (available at UMI Dissertation
Information Service) was granted the Barry Brook Dissertation Award.
In 1995, based on structures, orderly sequence, and symbolism of the
64 hexagrams, Chung invented I-Ching Compositional System (ICCS) which
is now regarded as the most successful exemplar of integrating
fundamental Chinese Yin-yang philosophy into Western
contemporary compositional and analytical theories.
Yiu-kwong Chung: Music of the Second Part of the Kaohsiung
World Games Opening Ceremony, is a blend of traditional Taiwanese
music fused with popular musical elements.
18 March, 2012
Percussion Concerto and Whirling Dance. Kaohsiung Chinese Orchestra, conductor: Yiu-kwong Chung.
National Sun Yet-Sen Memorial Hall, Kaohsiung
8 April, 2012
Concert Pearl of the Orient, TCO Academy Orchestra, conductor: Yiu-kwong Chung.
International Conference Center,
2 May, 2012
Concert of Yiu-kwong Chung's compositions for Chinese orchestra,
Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Chinese Orchestra, conductor: Yiu-kwong Chung.
Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts,
20 May, 2012
Percussion Concerto by Yiu-kwong Chung and Vincent Ho. Taipei Chinese Orchestra, conductor: Yiu-kwong Chung.
Percussion: Evelyn Glennie. National Concert Hall, Taipei
En Shao conducts Taipei Chinese Orchestra, released worldwide in November,
En Shao conducts Taipei Chinese Orchestra, released worldwide in May
Sharon Bezaly, Flute
Yiu-kwong Chung conducts Taipei Chinese Orchestra, released worldwide in April
The Best Traditional Music Album Award and Jury Award--The 21st Golden Melody
for Marimba and Wind Ensemble published by C. Alan Publications in 2011
2010-2011 Commission Projects:
Concerto for Chinese Percussion, Western Percussion and Chinese Orchestra for
Evelyn Glennie (BIS Records);
Concerto for Flute, Bangdi and Chinese Orchestra;
Beiguan Symphony for Large
Totem Pole for Wind
Red Cliff Concerto
for Piano and Chinese Orchestra
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