Hualien

Hualien (2015)
for Mixed Chorus

Award: The Merit Award in the Adult Mixed Chorus Category of Taiwan Choral Association Composition Competition (2015)

World Premiere:
December 6, 2015
Winners Concert of Taiwan Choral Association Composition Competition
Concert Hall of Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan
Li-Fen Chen conducts La Voix d’Azur
TCA Composition Competition Concert Poster

Duration: 5 minutes

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Semaine des Cultures Étrangères 2015

My latest piece, Rivers of the Ocean for high voice, alto saxophone and piano, was premiered in Paris (Henri Selmer Showroom) on September 30 and received the second performance in Bordeaux (Conservatoire de Bordeaux Jacques Thibaud) on October 2 as a part of concerts in Semaine des Cultures Étrangères 2015 (The Week of Foreign Cultures 2015) in France. In this video, it is presenting the concerts and conferences held by Centre culturel de Taïwan à Paris (Cultural Center of Paris to Taiwan) during Semaine des Cultures Étrangères 2015.


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Rainy Night of Flowers

Rainy Night of Flowers (2014)
for Solo Violin

Award: Selected Work of the Score Call from “Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Tzu-En Lee, violin” (2015)

World Premiere:
March 8, 2015
Composer’s Voice Concert – Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Tzu-En Lee, violin
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
Lee: Rainy Night of Flowers for Solo Violin
Tzu-En Lee, violin
Composer's Voice Concert
Duration: 1 minute
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YouTube Video of Unbearable Pain and Watery Eyes

I received an email from Dr. James Ogburn, project manager of Thailand International Composition Festival 2012 (TICF) and also Chair of composition and theory at the Mahidol University College of Music, last Friday. He did lots of effort putting videos of every premiere piece in TICF on YouTube, including my piece. Thank James! By watching these videos it made me recall those days staying in Bangkok and in TICF. It was a wonderful experience to me. Although some problems occurred in rehearsing my piece, I still figured out the Thai musicians did their good job learning such a difficult piece in a very short time.

The video is a live premiere performance of my piece, Unbearable Pain and Watery Eyes for violin, percussion and piano, at the music auditorium (MACM Hall) of the Mahidol University on July 14, 2012. This piece is in memory of my beloved father. During the performance, I cannot help that my eyes became watery. After the performance, the musicians forgot to invite me to be on stage for showing I am the composer of this piece. But I really do not care for this. Somehow it seems that I saw my father bowing on the stage for me. I love my father forever!

For more information of this piece, please click this link: Unbearable Pain and Watery Eyes.

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Hold the Line

Hold the Line (2012)
for Chamber Ensemble

Instrumentation:
Flute (doubling Piccolo), Clarinet (Bb), Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet (Bb), Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double bass

Performance History:
April 30, 2012
Scoring for Film, TV & Video Course Recording Session
Millard Auditorium, The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT
Lee: Hold the Line for Chamber Ensemble
Feng-Hsu Lee conducts film recording chamber ensemble:
Christina Kuvshinoff , flute and piccolo; Caitlin Yovino, clarinet; Kevin Zheng, bassoon; David Riddile, horn; Greg MacArthur, trumpet; Shuying Li, piano; Diego Velazco, violin; Matthew Primm, viola; Olivia Harris, cello; Marshall Greenberg, double bass

Duration: 6 minutes
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Love Song from the Kalabai River

Love Song from the Kalabai River (2010)
for Solo Percussion and Orchestra

Commissioned by  Sayun Chang

World Premiere:
August 1, 2010
Taiwanese Aborigines Concert
National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Sayun Chang, percussion
Wen-Chen Chuang conducts Evengreeen Symphony Orchestra

Instrumentation:
1 Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets (Bb), 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons,
1 Contrabassoon, 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets (C), 1 Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone
Timpani, Percussion (Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, 3 Cowbells, Slapsticks, Claves, Tambourine, Bamboo Wind Chime), Solo Percussion (Marimba, 5 Wood Blocks, 3 Tom-Toms, Kick Drum), and Strings

Duration: 13 minutes
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