Composer of the Month June 2019: Chen Yi

Chen YiBorn in Guangzhou in 1953, Dr. Chen Yi received her degrees from Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Columbia University in New York. Her composition teachers were Profs. Wu Zuqiang, Chou Wen-chung and Mario Davidovsky. She has been a Distinguished Endowed Professor at UMKC Conservatory since 1998. She was Residence Composer of The Women’s Philharmonic, Chanticleer, and Aptos Creative Arts Center, and taught at Peabody Conservatory. Chen Yi was a recipient of the Ives Living Award from AAAL in 2001. She blends Chinese and Western traditions, transcending cultural and musical boundaries. She has composed over 150 works which have been recorded in over 120 commercially released CDs. Prof. Chen was the Cheungkong Scholar Visiting Professor at CCoM and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tianjin Conservatory. She has been awarded 5 Honorary Doctorates in America. As a strong advocate for new music and composers, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2019. Enjoy 10% off the music of Chen Yi through June 30th.

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Listen to "Xian Shi (Viola Concerto)"