Five Bagatelles in Kuala Lumpur

My Five Bagatelles for Piano and String Quartet will receive its third performance at 8pm on April 30, 2019. It will be performed in the gala night concert of University of Malaya First International Music Collegiate Workshop and Seminar cooperated with National Taiwan Normal University. The venue is Experimental Theatre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Free Admission! Being alumni of NTNU and current music lecturer of UM, this cooperation might have certain meanings for me to witness my music growing. Five Bagatelles, one of my important pieces, is commissioned by Performance 20/20 of the Hartt School, and the winner piece of the Washington International Competition for Composition in 2012. Prior performances were at the Berkman Recital Hall of the Hartt School and the Terrace Theater of Kennedy Center. Thank the talent musicians from NTNU to work together with me for this piece. I am looking forward this piece travelling from the United States to getting its Malaysia premiere.
University of Malaya First International Music Collegiate Workshop and Seminar Poster
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Washington International Competition for Composition

I am invited for attending the string final and composition winners concert of the Washington International Competition, and will go to Washington DC tomorrow (June 8) to next Monday (June 11). My Five Bagatelles for Piano and String Quartet is the first prize of this competition this year, and will perform by Joy Schreier and the Sunrise Quartet at the Terrace Theater of Kennedy Center this Sunday afternoon (June 10). The concert begins at 2pm, admission free. By the way, Friday Morning Music Club Foundation not only gives me the cash prize but also provides me the transportation fee and hotel accommodation. I am looking forward to the trip to DC and it should be a wonderful experience to me.
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Clarinet Quintet

Quintet (2008-2009)
for Clarinet and String Quartet

Award:
The Honorable Mention of the Chamber Music Rochester Young Composer Competition (2009)

World Premiere:
February 25, 2009
Feng-Hsu Lee MM Degree Recital
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Eugene Pook, clarinet; Chen-Han Tsai, Christina Zhou, violins; Oliver Chang, viola; Matthew Huber, cello

Duration: 19 minutes
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Five Bagatelles

Five Bagatelles (2009)
for Piano and String Quartet

I. On Alert
II.  Rainy Night of Flowers
III. Curves of the Wind
IV. Isolation
V. Hunting Song

Award: The First Prize of Washington International Competition for Composition (2012)

Commissioned by Performance 20/20 of the Hartt School

World Premiere:
April 2, 2010
Performance 20/20 Prism Concert
Berkman Recital Hall, The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT
Erberk Eryılmaz, piano; Samuel Martin, Andy Bhasin, violins; Laura Krentzman, viola; Haeyoon Shin, cello

Duration: 11 minutes
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