Biography

Feng-Hsu Lee, a Taiwanese composer, has received numerous composition awards. His The Sky Warrior for Orchestra was the honorable mention and audience’s choice award of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition (2016); A Kite with a Broken String for Orchestra was the semi-finalist in the orchestra music professional division of the American Prize in Composition (2016), and the honorable mention of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition (2015); Lament of Autumn Leaves for Solo Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble was the honorable mention of the First Asia Pacific Saxophone Composition Competition (2015); Hualien for Mixed Chorus was the merit award of the Taiwan Choral Association Composition Competition (2015); Meteor Impacts for Orchestra was the finalist in the orchestra music professional division of the American Prize in Composition (2015), and the orchestra members’ choice award and audience’s choice award of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition (2014); Five Bagatelles for Piano and String Quartet was the first prize of the Washington International Competition for Composition (2012); Unbearable and Watery Eyes for Violin, Percussion and Piano was the finalist of the Eighth Thailand International Composition Competition (2012); The Track of Time for Orchestra was the runner-up of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute (2010); Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet was the honorable mention of the Chamber Music Rochester Young Composer Competition (2009); Monologue for Solo Violin and Chamber Orchestra was the Anthony and Carolyn Donato Prize of the Eastman School of Music (2008); Four Shapes of Taipei for Solo Piano was the second prize in the Literature and Arts Creation Award of the Ministry of Education in Taiwan (2008); Missing White Peonies for Voice and Piano was the merit award of the Taiwanese Folk Song Competition held by National Taipei Educational University (2006); Guarding for Voice and Piano was the silver prize of songs in the 41st Armed Forces Golden Statues Awards during his compulsory military service in the Ministry of National Defense Symphony Orchestra (2005); Three Dances for Solo Cello was the selected work in the François Salque’s score call sponsored by Council for Cultural Affairs (2003); Percussion Quartet was the first prize of the Taipei Percussion Composition Competition (2002); Phantasy for Violin and Piano was the selected work in call for scores held by National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center (2002); String Quartet was the first prize of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra International Composition Competition (2001).

His compositions have been performed in many music festivals, including 2016 Asian Saxophone Congress (Chiayi, Taiwan), The 34th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival and The Second Asia-Europe New Music Festival (Hanoi, Vietnam), International Double Reed Society 2015 Conference (Tokyo, Japan), The 32nd Asian Composers League Conference and Festival (Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan), XV Festival Eleazar de Carvalho (Fortaleza, Brazil), International Double Reed Society 2013 Conference (Redlands, CA, USA), Louisiana Bass Fest (Baton Rouge, LA, USA), Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Austin, TX, USA), The Eighth Thailand International Composition Festival (Bangkok, Thailand), Hartford New Music Festival (Hartford, CT, USA), The First Asian Double Reed Association Conference (Bangkok, Thailand), World Saxophone Congress XV (Bangkok, Thailand).

Until now, he has accepted commissioned works from the Council for Cultural Affairs Taiwan, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, YinQi Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Central Connecticut State University Chamber Players, Performance 20/20 of the Hartt School, Taipei Century Choir, Tabernacle Women’s Choir, Taiwanese Choral Society of Rochester, Chiasong Ensemble, Lien Percussion, Composition VII Saxophone Quartet, and Sylvanus Ensemble.

Currently he works as a senior lecturer in the music department of Cultural Centre at University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). He holds the degrees of music composition from The Hartt School, University of Hartford (DMA), Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (MM), National Taiwan Normal University (MFA) and Soochow University (BL, Music), studying with Larry Alan Smith, Stephen Michael Gryc, Robert Carl, David Macbride, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez, and Gordon Shi-Wen Chin. He has also participated in masterclass with William Bolcom, Eric Moe, Kyle Gann, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Xiaogang Ye, and Narong Prangcharoen. For more information, please visit his website: http://fenghsulee.com

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Feng-Hsu Lee, a Taiwanese composer, has received numerous awards, among them, the first prize of the Washington International Competition for Composition (2012), the runner-up of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute (2010), the Anthony and Carolyn Donato Prize of the Eastman School of Music (2008), the second prize in the Literature and Arts Creation Award of the Ministry of Education in Taiwan (2008), the first prize of the Taipei Percussion Composition Competition (2002), the first prize of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra International Composition Competition (2001), etc.

His commissioned works include, those for the Council for Cultural Affairs Taiwan, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, YinQi Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Central Connecticut State University Chamber Players, Performance 20/20 of the Hartt School, Taipei Century Choir, Tabernacle Women’s Choir, Taiwanese Choral Society of Rochester, Chiasong Ensemble, Lien Percussion, Composition VII Saxophone Quartet, and Sylvanus Ensemble.

Currently he works as a senior lecturer in the music department of Cultural Centre at University of Malaya. He holds the degrees of music composition from The Hartt School (DMA), Eastman School of Music (MM), National Taiwan Normal University (MFA) and Soochow University (BL, Music), studying with Larry Alan Smith, Stephen Michael Gryc, Robert Carl, David Macbride, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez, and Gordon Shi-Wen Chin. For more information, please visit his website: http://fenghsulee.com

(updated: January 5, 2017)

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