CHIN, Gordon

CHIN, Gordon

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Born in1957, Gordon Chin has established himself as one of the most prolific and sought-after composers in his native country of Taiwan. Chin’s repertoire includes four symphonies, a cantata, an opera, three violin concertos, a triple Concerto, a double concerto, a cello concerto, a piano concerto, numerous choral works, chamber works, five percussion quartets, and various works for solo instruments. Chin was born in Taiwan, spent his teenage years in Japan, and earned his doctoral degree from Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, and Christopher Rouse.

Chin has been honored by numerous commissions from major ensembles and institutions in North America, Asia, and Europe. Chin’s works have been presented in different international Festivals such as Tong Yeong International Music Festival, Manchester International Cello Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Wroclaw Music Festival, Great Mountain Music Festival, and most recently at Klara Festival in Brussels.

From 2013 to 2016, the following commissioned works were premiered: Triple Concerto was premiered in Taiwan, Piano Quintet ‘Moon Light Sorrow’ was premiered in Lincoln Center, a symphonic work ‘The Dance of Mata’ was premiered in Taipei, an orchestra piece ‘Fantasy on Theme Remembrance’ was premiered in Seattle, Clarinet Quintet ‘Cry Out’ and two chamber works ‘Spring of Tears’, ‘Early Rain’ was premiered in Tokyo. In 2017 two works written for chorus and orchestra, ‘Wayfarer’s Night Song’ and ‘No wonder you don’t look for God’ was premiered in Taiwan.

An album featuring Chin’s works ‘Formosa Seasons’ and ‘Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra’ conducted by Michael Stern with Cho-Liang Lin and Felix Fan as soloists were released by the Naxos Label in 2007. In 2015 Naxos released the second album featuring Chin’s works Symphony No. 3 and Cello Concerto No. 1, conducted by Shao-Chia Lu with Wen-Sinn Yang as the soloist for the cello concerto.

Chin currently serves as Music Director of YinQi Symphony Orchestra & Chorus in Taipei and is a faculty member at the National Taiwan Normal University.


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