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Phil Young

Saratoga, CA

A finalist of the International Composition Competition “Citta di Udine” Italy 2014, Phil Young (杨智华) composes music in various forms, including symphonic, chamber, electronic, vocal, and film. His works have been performed by Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley Orchestra, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, South Bay Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, and internationally by Thuringer Symphony of Germany, Symphony Orchestra of the Beijing Song and Dance Group of China, and Taiwan National Chinese Orchestra.

A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1986, Phil Young was granted a full scholarship to study composition with professor Elinor Armer. His symphonic piece "Fantasy for Orchestra" won the school’s 1985 Conservatory Composition Competition.

Prior to his academic study at the San Francisco Conservatory, Phil Young studied with Professor Luo Zhongrong (one of the leading composers in China) and worked as a resident composer for the Symphony Orchestra of the Beijing Song and Dance Group (now known as the Beijing Symphony Orchestra).

Currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Phil Young has been involved with various local performing groups as Music Director of the Chinese Performing Artists of America, Conductor of CPAA Youth Chamber Orchestra, and resident composer of the California Chinese Youth Symphony


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