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Yeung-ping Chen

La Jolla, CA      

Yeung-ping Chen is a Hong Kong-born composer. 

Over the course of his career he has been awarded several prestigious prizes, including scholarships from Hong Kong (CASH Music Scholarship for Oversea Studies, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund) and grants from the International Summer Course in Darmstadt, Germany, the Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation, Diane Lin Memorial scholarship from Friends of the International Center at UCSD, Nee Commission Award, and Altius Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council in the United States.

Chen was composer-fellow for the Ensemble 2010 Project in Darmstadt, the International Ensemble Modern Academy in 2011, and June in Buffalo 2012.  He has worked with Christopher Rountree, Steven Schick, Marino Formenti, Mark Dresser, Susan Narucki, Alice Teyssier, Jessica Aszodi, Yuki Numata, Jeffrey Milarsky, the Mivos Quartet, the JACK Quartet, UMS n’ JIP (Switzerland), Tactus Ensemble (Manhattan School of Music), Ensemble Dal Niente (Chicago), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, La Jolla Symphony Orchestra, and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.

 He is currently studying at the University of California, San Diego.  His recent research focuses on telematic musical composition, performative strategies for electro-acoustic music, and hyper-transcriptional composition model. 

Chen is also an experienced instructor who has been giving or assisting various undergraduate courses, graduate seminars and extension program for high school student.  The topics he have taught included, Introduction to Composition, Music Theory and Practice, Fundamentals of Music, Women and Music, Symphony, Telematic Music Performance, and, the Audiovisual: Music’s Place in Film, Television and Art. 


Sonic Engraving- Fugues of Distances

JACK 2013 Residency at UC San Diego

Date: Feb 13, 2013
Venue: Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD
Performed by JACK Quartet
Recording and editing engineer: Josef Kucera

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Stretch of Light

Premiered by UCSD Bass Ensemble (Mark Dresser, Matthew Kline, Kyle Motl, Thomas Babin, Timothy McNally), conducted by Yeung-ping Chen

Live recording- March 6, 2014
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

UCSDMark DresserMatthew KlineKyle MotlThomas BabinTimothy McNallyConrad Prebys Concert Hall

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Stars and Moon. Cloud and You.

Studio Recording from Pierrot Lunaire Centennial@ UC San Diego.
Saturday, April 22st, 2012
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Jessica Azordi (Soprano)
Rachel Beetz (flute)
Samuel Ekkehardt Dunscombe (clarinet)
Travis Maril (violin/viola)
Jennifer Bewerse (cello)
Stephen Lewis (piano)
Jonathan Hepfer (conductor)

Susan Narucki and Philippe Manoury (project directors)

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