LEE, Chien-Yu

LEE, Chien-Yu

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Chien-yu Lee was born in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. She began studying music in the music gifted class of Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School (KSHS), and she earned a Bachelor degree in Theory and Composition and Applied Music in National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU), and a Master degree in composition in National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). She studied under Ching-Yu Hsiao, Szu-Hsien Lee and Ya-de Hsieh. During her undergraduate school years, she had completed the master's dissertation: An Analysis of Yuasa's Chamber Music A Winter Day: Homage to Basho and Self-Composition, and she had been awarded scholarships for several times.

In 2014, A Dark, Dark Tale—for Soprano and Piano was selected for "Taipei International New Music Festival"; In 2015, The Slumberless Night—for Flute, Cello, Piano and Percussion was selected for "Intercollegiate Composers Concert 2015"; The same year, The Slumberless Night—for Orchestra was selected for "NTNU Orchestral Composition Audition" and National Taiwan Normal University Symphony; In 2016, the chamber music: The Slumberless Night was also selected for "Contemporary Composers' Work and Conversation XII”. Chien-yu has also received commissions by multiple ensembles, including Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Chinese Orchestra, TMC Culture and Arts Foundation, Pingtung Symphony Orchestra, Pingtung Symphony Band, Bean Theater, I-T Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Camerata, and Century Voice Choir. She devotes herself not only to music composition, but also to music teaching fields. She teaches as an adjunct instructor of several music gifted classes in Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, and Kaohsiung. In 2018, she was invited to participate in the production of National Culture and Arts Foundation“The Composition of Taiwanese Composers.”

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Selected works
The Moon Forgets
2016
Passerby
2015
The Slumberless Night
2015
Selected works

The Moon Forgets

2016

Passerby

2015

The Slumberless Night

2015
Opera
Title Instrumentation Year Duration NCAF-funded
The Three Little lazy Pigs for 3 actor and wind symphony 2017-18 20’
Doll's magic Digital Music Production 2017 20’
Little Hedgehog Digital Music Production 2017 20’
Little red sox and smiling wolf Arranger for Chorus, Flute, Clarinet, Violin I, Violin II, Cello, Piano and Percussion 2016 20’
Xin Tian Tang Paradise Arranger for Chorus, Flute, Clarinet, Violin I, Violin II, Cello, Piano and Percussion 2016 20’
Sa Yun for Chorus and Orchestra 2015 120’
Orchestral/Concerto Works
Title Instrumentation Year Duration NCAF-funded
Fly Against the Wind Arranger for Orchestra 2020 5'
Let it go、Say Meow Meow Arranger for Chinese Orchestra 2019 7'
Ye-Mi for Orchestra 2019 12'
Teresa Teng Suite Arranger for String Orchestra 2018 7'
Antonín Dvořák︰Symphony No. 9,4th Movement, Edmundo Ros︰What A Difference A Day Made, Tito Puente︰El Cumbanchero Arranger for Chinese Orchestra 2017 3’
Kipahpah ima Arranger for Orchestra 2017 5’
Shi De Wei Wei Arranger for Orchestra 2017 5’
Azalea, Like flower in the spring Arranger for Orchestra 2016 10’
The Slumberless Night for Orchestra 2015 10’
Fly Me To The Moon Arranger for String Orchestra 2009 5’
Vocal Works/Choral
Title Instrumentation Year Duration NCAF-funded
A Sprig of Plum Blossom for Chorus and Piano 2020 7'
Children of the Earth for Children's Chorus and Piano 2020 4'
Keep on Going, Liberal Sailboat, Hand in Hand for Chorus and Piano 2020 13'
A streak of light for Chorus and Orchestra 2019-20 7'
Flowers In The Rainy Night, Momotaro, Santa Lucia for Chorus and Chinese Orchestra 2019 13'
Lai Zhe Xi Ke, Under the Tung Blossom Trees, Tung Blossom for Soprano and Orchestra 2019 10'
Season song for Children's Chorus and Piano 2019 3'
有閒來寮 for Soprano and Children's Chorus 2019 5'
A Dark, Dark Tale for Soprano and piano 2014 7’
SHENG SHENG MAN for Soprano, Di, Xiao, Erhu and piano 2010 6’
Walking In The Light for Chorus and Orchestra 2010 7’
Shuangren zhentou, Hard-work Reaps Victory for Chorus and String Orchestra 2008 8’
Chamber Music Works
Title Instrumentation Year Duration NCAF-funded
Silent Confession For Flute, Viola and Pian 2020 8'
Happy Children, Happy Singing Arranger fo String Quartet 2016 5’
The Moon Forgets for String Quartet 2016 7’
Where is Spring? Arranger fo String Quartet 2016 5’
Passerby for Di, Xiao, Zeng, Clarinet, Bassoon, Melodica, Violin, Cantrabass and Percussion 2015 10’
The Slumberless Night for Flute, Cello, Piano and Percussion 2015 10’
Childhood memory for Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Percussion, Violin, Cello and Contrabass 2010 12’
Search for Violin, Cello and Piano 2009 6’
Million Stars for Clarinet, Bassoon and Percussion 2008 7’
Morning dawn for String Quartet 2008 10’
Solo Instrumental Works
Title Instrumentation Year Duration NCAF-funded
Autumn in Taipei for Violin Solo 2014 8’
Piano Sonata for Piano Solo 2008 6’
Other
Title Instrumentation Year Duration NCAF-funded
A streak of light Arranger for Digital Music 2020 7'
I want to be the wings of the wind Arranger for Digital Music 2020 5'
Clock For Contrabass and Prepared Piano 2008 5’

* link to " NCAF online Archive of Grant Fruitages "website (in Chinese)

Title Instrumentation Year Duration
Silent Confession For Flute, Viola and Pian 2020 8'