APRIL 5, 2018

I was the 2nd Prize Winner in the American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (student division), 2017-18.

The winning composition was Waves, Exile (2016) (listen to the recording HERE).

WINNER in the American Prize in Composition—Orchestra (student division), 2017-18


MAR 15, 2018

FINALIST in the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers

I was selected as one of the five finalists in the inaugural Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers. I will compose a work for piano quintet (piano and string quartet) which will be premiered in concert by pianist Sara Laimon and the Molinari Quartet, on September 29, 2018 at Pollack Hall at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. The work will be judged in front of a live panel.

Read the announcement from the Schulich School of Music HERE.


NOV 16, 2017

FEATURED in the Chicago Maroon

Jad Dahshan from the Chicago Maroon wrote an article on my Nov10th talk at University of Chicago: "Aesthetic Confusion: Anime, Orchestras, and Poetry" 


NOV 10, 2017

TALK/PRESENTATION: "Aesthetic Confusion: A Conversation" at University of Chicago

 

2 - 3 pm, free admission, Performance Penthouse (9th Floor) of Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Presentation on my recent compositions, sources of inspiration, and an interplay of aesthetics in my music.

Event hosted by University of Chicago Chamber Music Organization.


Aug 31, 2017

AWARD from SOCAN Foundation

Birds, Reincarnate (2016) (listen to the recording HERE) was awarded with a 2nd Prize (the Serge Garant Awards) in the 2017 SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers.

Read press release from SOCAN Foundation HERE.


I was one of the composer fellows at the Composer Institute of the 15th Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music in Maine, USA. Activities included masterclasses with Augusta Read ThomasDaniel S. Godfrey, and Victoria Bond, as well as workshops with the Cassatt String Quartet.

Birds, Reincarnate (2016) (listen to the recording HERE) was performed by the Cassatt String Quartet in Vinalhaven, Maine.

July 12-21, 2017

FESTIVAL: the 15th Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music in Maine, USA

 


Mar 30, 2017

FINALIST in ASCAP Foundation 2017 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

Waves, Exile (2016) (listen to the recording HERE) was a Finalist in the ASCAP Foundation 2017 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.


Jan 17, 2017

INTERVIEW with the Canadian Music Centre

Canadian Music Centre interviewed me on my musical background, influences, my relationship with Toronto and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the opportunity to work with the TSO as one of three selected composers for their annual reading project.

Read the interview HERE.


Waves, Exile (2016) (listen to the recording HERE) was selected as one of the three winning works in the 2016 Toronto Symphony Orchestra Call for Scores. The work will be read and workshopped by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra directed by Gary Kulesha, TSO's Composer Advisor in Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto on Jan 28, 2017.

Read the announcement from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra HERE.

JAN 6, 2017

WINNER in the 2016 Toronto Symphony Orchestra Call for Scores