WORKS

The Big Swim (2024) 1 hr

chamber opera

(fl, ob, bsn, vlc, pno, perc & 6 singers)

To be premiered: February 2024, Houston Grand Opera musicians and singers, Patrick Summers, cond., Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX.

A Piece for Reed, Rosin, and Mallet (2023) 8 mins

(ob, vlc, perc)

For the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music Bahlest Eeble Readings.

To be premiered: June 14, 2023, Titus Underwood, Kathryn Bates, Chris Froh, Boonville, CA.

Rhapsody (2022) 5 mins

wind ensemble

Mother to Son text by Langston Hughes (2021) 4 mins

art song

(countertenor, pno)

Commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival & School.

Premiere: August 14, 2021, Renée Fleming Artist, Key'mon W. Murrah and pianist Manuel Arellano, Wheeler Opera House, Aspen Music Festival & School, Aspen, CO. 

Clanking, Rattling, Scratching (2021) 7 mins

chamber ensemble 

(fl, cl, vln, vla, vlc, perc, pno)

Commissioned by the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.

Premiere: August 12, 2021, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Timothy Weiss, cond., Harris Concert Hall, Aspen Music Festival & School, Aspen, CO.

Ay-Ay, Bopem (A Kazakh Lullaby Without Words) (2021) 7.5 mins

chamber ensemble

(cl, bsn, vln, vla, vlc)

Commissioned by Erin Fung as part of ArtsWave's Isolations Commissions.

Premiere: July 18, 2021, Erin Fung and members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Memorial Hall OTR, Cincinnati, OH.

Scenes at the Uralsk Fair (2021) 8 mins

orchestra (socially-distanced orchestra)

(2 2 2 2 - 4 2 2 1 - 3 perc - hp - str)

Workshop: July 24, 2021, Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen Music Festival & School, Aspen, CO.

The Great Steppe (2021) 6 mins

chamber orchestra (socially-distanced orchestra)

(1 2 1 1 - 3 tpt, 1 tbn, 1 btbn - 3 perc - hp - str)

Premiere: February 10, 2021, University Symphony Orchestra, Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan.

Secret Labyrinth (2020) 6 mins

(guzheng, vln, vla, vc) 

Commissioned by Musicus Society

Premiere: May 22, 2020, Musicus Society Ensemble, Musicus Heritage Concerts at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong.

 

I live where the Yangtze begins... (2020) 8 mins

SSAATTBB choir

(cancelled) premiere by the Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute at the 2021 Aspen Music School & Festival. 

Milky Way (2019) 3 mins

electronic music

(Logic Pro)

Sands of Time (2019) 10 mins

chamber ensemble

(fl, cl, pno, perc, vln, vla, vc, db)

Premiere: June 16, 2019, PHACE Ensemble, Vienna Summer Music Festival, Brick 5, Herklotzgasse, Vienna, Austria.

Xinjiang Vibes (2019) 6 mins 

brass quintet

(2 tpt, hn, tbn, tba)

Written for University of Michigan CoLab Concert.

Premiere: March 16, 2018 at McIntosh Theatre, Earl V. Moore Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

Piano Quintet No. 2: Reminiscences of the Motherland thousands miles away (2018) 6 mins

(pno, cl, vln, vla, vc)

Commissioned by Radio Television Hong Kong for RTHK Chamber Soloists’ Inaugural Concert.

Premiere: November 28, 2018, RTHK Chamber Soloists, Hong Kong All Saints’ Cathedral. 

 

Sounds of New Eurasia (2018) 8 mins

mixed ensemble of Kazakh, Chinese and Western instruments

(dombra, kobyz, shankobyz, sybyzgy, shaman drum, castanets, rainstick, throat-singing, bangdi, sheng, pipa, yangqin, erhu, vc)

Commissioned by Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau for “Beyond Boundaries, Beyond Time. Hong Kong-Kazakhstan” Concert held in Almaty marking Secretary for Home Affairs Bureau’s first official visit to Kazakhstan. 

Premiere: September 15, 2018 Kazakh State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan by TURAN Ethno-folk Ensemble, soloists of Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble & MR. Quartet.

 

String Quartet No. 3 (2018) 6 mins

Commissioned by Hong Kong Composers Guild for Hong Kong Contemporary Music Festival 2018: Hong Kong Delights. 

Premiere: June 1, 2019 at Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Hong Kong by MR. Quartet and City Contemporary Dance Company. 

Workshop: October 25, 2018 at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI by Aizuri Quartet.

 

Wagneresque (2018) 4 mins

large orchestra

(3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp+2 - hp - str)

Commissioned by Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Premiere: March 13, 2018 at Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong by Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Sebastian Perłowski, cond.

 

String Quartet No. 2 "Kazakh Steppe" (2017, rev. 2018) 7 mins

string quartet

Revised version written for the 2018 Intimacy of Creativity World Premiere Concert in Hong Kong. Won ‘Audience Vote’ Prize.

Premiere: April 29, 2018 at Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong by Israeli Chamber Project.

 

String Quartet No. 2 (2017) 6 mins

string quartet

Written for 2017 highSCORE Festival.

Premiere: August 15, 2017 at Santa Maria di Canepanova, Pavia, Italy by Quartetto Indaco.

Surrounded by Cosmic Dust… (2017) 5 mins

(cl, vla, vc, pno)

Written for & won 2nd Prize at Hong Kong Composers Guild ‘NEW GENERATION’ Competition. 

Premiere: June 1, 2017 at Studio One, Radio Television Hong Kong Broadcasting House, Hong Kong.

 

Autumn Rain (2016) 3 mins

(pno and str orchestra)

Written for Cathay Pacific.

To be premiered.

 

Frost (2016) 2 mins

quartet for chinese instruments

(xiao, tenor sheng, yangqin, erhu)

Commissioned by Hong Kong Composers Guild for SOUND-IMAGination: Hong Kong Reflections. 

Premiere: December 1, 2016 at Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Hong Kong by Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble. 

 

New Horizons (2016) 4 mins

violin solo

Commissioned by Hong Kong Government for Hong Kong Scholarship For Excellence Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony 2016 officiated by Chief Executive of the HKSAR, the Honourable C Y Leung. 

Premiere: August 26, 2016 at CGO Conference Hall, West Wing, Central Government Offices, Tamar, Hong Kong.

 

Six Miniature Pieces of Yin and Yang for Two Pianos: “Water,” “Fire,” “Earth,” “Air,” “Dark,” “Light” (2016) 12 mins

Commissioned by Hong Kong Arts Development Council for 2017 London ‘HK Music Series’ Opening Concert in celebration of the HKSAR’s 20th anniversary. 

Premiere: July 7, 2017 at St. John’s Smith Square, London, United Kingdom by Nancy Loo & Mary Wu Piano Duo.

 

Four Seasons (2016) 7 mins

orchestra

(2 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 1 - timp+2 - hp - pno - cel - str)

Premiere: October 25, 2017 at Ufa Art College Concert Hall, Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia by National Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Kamil Abdullin, cond. First All-Russian Young Composers’ Contemporary Music Festival.

 

Dancing Shades and Echoes (2016) 6 mins

piano quintet

(ob, cl, hn, vln, pno)

Premiere: October 15, 2016 at Concert Hall, Vietnam National Academy of Music, Hanoi, Vietnam. Asian Composers League Festival.

Workshop & Recording: February 21, 2016 at Music Department, King’s College London, United Kingdom by Lontano Ensemble, Odaline de la Martinez, cond.

 

Etude for Violin and Viola (2015) 4 mins

Workshop & Recording: November 29, 2015 at Music Department, King’s College London, United Kingdom by Lontano Ensemble.

 

Sounds of Awakening (2015) 6 mins

mixed quintet for piano and chinese instruments

(pno, bangdi, tenor sheng, guzheng, erhu)

Premiere: May 28, 2015 at Lee Hysan Concert Hall, Music Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Meilina Tsui’s undergraduate graduation recital.

 

Ink and Paper (Paintings at the Chinese Exhibition) (2014) 6 mins

piano solo

Commissioned by Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Museum for ‘Open Books’ Exhibition. 

Premiere: December 12, 2014 at Gallery II, Art Museum Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong by Meilina Tsui.

Rhapsodic Metamorphosis for String Quartet (2014) 7 mins

Premiere: October 27, 2014 at Music Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Chinese University of Hong Kong & University of Toronto Music Exchange.

 

Midnight Doze Fantasies (2014) 5 mins

trio

(cl or sax, vc, pno)

Premiere: September 1, 2014 at Nan Lian Garden, Hong Kong by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. The Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong ‘Over the Moon’ Reading Party. 

 

I Dream of a World (2013) 5 mins

pop song

(solo sop v, pno)

Commissioned by Chinese University of Hong Kong I*Care Programme. 

Premiere: December 7, 2013 at The Magical Mall, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong by Meilina Tsui. Chinese University of Hong Kong 50th Anniversary Celebration.