CHAN Kai-young 陳啟揚 

 

Kai-Young Chan is drawn to assimilating elements from various Asian musical traditions as well as classical Chinese folklores, language, and literature into the his versatile output from concert works to film scores, through conventional western idioms to various forces of folk instruments. His music was performed across the continents by prominent performers including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra(US), Curtis Symphony Orchestra(US), Brno Philharmonic Orchestra(Czech Republic), Daedalus Quartet(US), International Ensemble Modern Academy(Germany), Ensemble XXI(Belgium), and Hong Kong New Ensemble. Festivals that featured his music include the 2014 International Rostrum of Composers in Helsinki, Finland, Risuonanze 2014 in Trieste, Italy, 2013 Chinese Composers Festival in Hong Kong, and ISCM World Music Days 2012 in Antwerp, Belgium, and the 2014 Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany.

 

Chan is the winner of champion in New Generation 2012, the Dolce Suono Ensemble composition competition, PARMA Student Composer Competition, David Gwilt Composition Prize, the Helen L. Weiss Music Prize, and CASH Music Scholarships, among other honors.  His music is published by Ablaze Records, Navona Records of PARMA Recordings, and Editions Peters (London).

 

Chan studied composition with Jay Reise, James Primosch, and Anna Weesner as a Benjamin Franklin Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches music theory, piano, and erhu to undergraduates. He completed his Master of Music in composition as a student of Victor Chan at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he received his Bachelor of Arts with first class honours.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.chankaiyoung.com. 

 

陳啟揚為美國賓夕法尼亞大學富蘭克林學人,攻讀作曲博士課程,並教授本科課程之音樂理論、鍵盤技巧及二胡演奏,亦曾於寇蒂斯音樂學院學習指揮。陳氏先後於香港中文大學取得一級榮譽文學士及作曲音樂碩士,師隨陳偉光教授,並隨黃安源學習胡琴。陳氏的作品曾獲美國匹茲堡交響樂團、寇蒂斯音樂學院樂團、黛德拉斯弦樂四重奏、捷克布爾諾愛樂樂團、比利時Ensemble XXI、德國國際現代合奏音樂學院、龢嗚樂坊、香港創樂團等樂團演奏,並先後入選國際現代音樂節2012 (比利時)、華人作曲家音樂節2013(香港)、國際作曲家交流會議2014(芬蘭)等國際音樂節。英國Edition Peters出版社及美國ABLAZE、PARMA等唱片公司皆有出版其作品。

 

陳氏曾獲音樂新一代2012冠軍、紀大衛作曲獎、動感聲藝作曲家獎、作曲家聯會音樂新進演出計劃之聽眾大獎、與香港作曲及作詞家協會獎學金等殊榮,詳見http://www.chankaiyoung.com。作曲以外,陳氏亦致力於編曲、配樂、教學、翻譯、胡琴演奏等工作。

Orchestral Works

 

Seek, Seek (2014) [8’30”]

     for orchestra

Fall of Paulownia (2014) [8’]

     for orchestra

Ignis Fatuus II (2013) [8’]

     for string orchestra

vers le jardin japonais (2013) [7’]

     for orchestra

Les marées de la nuit (2012) [10’]

     for concert band

Nightmare Escape (2011) [4’]

     for chamber orchestra

Misty Morning by Lakeside (2010) [4’30”]

     for Chinese orchestra

 

Chamber/Solo Works

 

Seek, Seek (2014) [9’]

     for oboe, clarinet, and strings

Mieko (2014) [7’]

     for solo flute

Toper of the Bamboo Grove (2014) [5’] 

     for bass clarinet and cello

The River Remembers (2014) [1’30”]

     for flute, cello and piano

Moon over Pyrus Blossom (2014) [4’]

     for piano solo

Medley of Folk Tunes from Ethnic Minorities (2014) [5’]

     for erhu quintet

as the walls close in (2013) [1’30”]

     for viola, contrabass, and piano

Ignis Fatuus (2013) [8’30”]

     for string quartet

Parametrical Games (2013) [1’30”]

     for string quartet

Shimmers the Shivery Moon (2013) [7’30”]

     for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano

L’esprit de la nuit (2013) [8’]

     for percussion trio

le vent de la nuit (2012) [4’30”]

     for alto flute and piano

Fata Morgana (2012) [7’30”]

     for oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, contrabass

Poetic Landscapes: Zheng Playing of Chan (2012) [8’]

     for dizi, sheng, erhu, zheng, and narrator

Les marées de la nuit (2011) [10’]

     for tam-tam and piano

Once Upon a Snowy Night (2011) [7’]

     for flute, viola, and harp

Tinkles in the Rain (2011) [7’30”]

     for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

Downstream (2010) [5’]

     for wind quintet

Lament (2010) [6’]

     for solo contrabass

 

Vocal/Choral works

 

Poem without a Title: Hard it is to Meet and Part (2014) [5’]

     for mezzo-soprano and piano

Under the Mid-Autumn Moon (2014) [4’]

     for mixed choir and piano

Songs of the Moon: Three Chinese Poems (2013) [14’]

     for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and harp

East-rail Speaks… (2012) [5’]

     for mixed speech choir

 

Arrangements 

 

On the Same Boat (2014) [4’]

     for huqin quintet and erhu ensemble

The Moon Says (2013) [5’]

     for huqin quintet

Arabian Nights (2012) [4’]

     for Chinese orchestra

Prince Ali (2012) [3’]

     for Chinese orchestra

One Summer’s Day (2012) [4’]

     for Chinese instrumental ensemble

Two of Us (2011) [5’]

     for violin, cello, and piano

Doraemon Theme Song Medley (2010) [5’]

or Chinese instrumental ensemble

 

Film Scores

 

The Missing Ring (2014)  

Broken Me (2013)

Who am I? (2012) 

 

管弦樂作品

 

尋尋覓覓 (2014) [8’30”]

     管弦樂作品

桐華恨 (2014) [8’]

     管弦樂作品

雲隱 (2013) [7’]

     管弦樂作品

鬼火 II (2013) [8’]

     弦樂團作品

夜潮(2012) [10’]

     管樂團作品

夢魘(2011) [4’]

     室內管弦樂作品

流雲組曲(2010) [4’30”]

     中樂團作品

 

室內樂作品

 

尋尋覓覓 (2014) [9’]

      雙簧管、單簧管與弦樂

三重子 (2014) [7’]

   長笛獨奏

酒狂隨想(2014) [5’]

  低音單簧管與大提琴

那日河川(2014) [1’30”]

  長笛、大提琴與鋼琴

月照梨花 (2014) [4’]

  鋼琴獨奏

少數民族樂曲聯奏(2014) [5’]

     胡琴五重奏

圍城縛 (2013) [1’30”]

     中提琴、低音大提琴與鋼琴

鬼火 (2013) [8’30”]

     弦樂四重奏

變數遊戲 (2013) [1’30”]

     弦樂四重奏

月光寒(2013) [7’30”]

     長笛、單簧管、小提琴、低音大提琴與鋼琴 

夜森之靈(2013) [8’]

     敲擊樂三重奏

晚來風 (2012) [4’30”]

  中音長笛與鋼琴

蜃景 (2012) [7’30”]

     雙簧管、巴松管、小提琴、中提琴與低音大提琴

聽陳蕾氏的琴箏(2012) [8’]

  笛子、笙、二胡、古箏與旁述

夜潮(2011) [10’]

     低音大鑼與鋼琴

夜雪重(2011) [7’]

     長笛、中提琴與鋼琴

雨霖鈴曲(2011) [7’30”]

     長笛、單簧管、小提琴、大提琴與鋼琴

流水(2010) [5’]

     管樂五重奏

輓歌(2010) [6’]

     低音大提琴獨奏

 

獨唱與合唱作品

 

詩篇二十三篇 (2015) [4’]

     三部女聲合唱與鋼琴 (粵語)

無題:相見時難別亦難(2014) [5’]

     次女高音與鋼琴(粵語)

水調歌頭(2014) [4’]

     四部混聲合唱與鋼琴 (粵語)

月訣:古詩詞三首(2013) [14’]

     次女高音、男中音與豎琴 (粵語)

火車話 (2012) [5’]

     三部混聲創意樂動 (粵語)

 

編曲作品

 

同舟之情(2014) [4’]

     胡琴五重奏與二胡齊奏

月亮說 (2013) [5’]

     胡琴五重奏

阿拉丁組曲 (2012) [7’]

     中樂團

那年夏天 (2012) [4’]

     中樂團小組

我倆 (2011) [5’]

     鋼琴三重奏

叮噹與多啦A夢(2010) [5’]

     中樂團小組

 

配樂

 

無名指上的印記(2014) 

分手後遺症(2013)

阿擬與阿思(2012)

 

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