Yihan Chen

Arnaldo Cohen

Yihan was born in Changzhou, China. He is a recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award as well as the IU Jacobs School of Music Dean’s Prize. He was also the winner of the IMTA Composition Competition, the Chamber Instrumental Winner of the IMEA Composition Competition, and the First Prize Winner of the University of Indianapolis Young Composer’s Contest. His “Solemn Rites” was performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the National Opera House at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China in October, 2015. His work for SATB choir “Shui Guang Lian Yan” (Ripples Glisten Away...) was included in “Half Moon Rising”, an anthology of Chinese choral music published by Edition Peters, and was premiered by Cantoría Hong Kong in the Hong Kong City Hall in 2015. His music has also been performed in venues such as the Neunen Synagoge in Berlin, Germany, the 2014 Midwest Composers Symposium in College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana, etc. He was also the featured composer and pianist with Colorado State University Chamber Orchestra at the Griffin Concert Hall, where many of his compositions were premiered. 

 

As a pianist, YIHAN was the Grand Prize winner of the Cincinnati World Piano Competition Concerto Division, the winner of the New World Youth Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, the winner of the Young Artist Concerto Competition by Murray State University, and the winner of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, etc. He made his debut as an orchestra soloist at age 11 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, performing with the New World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, the World Symphony Orchestra, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado State University Chamber Orchestra, and the Honors Orchestra of America. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 16. 

 

YIHAN is currently pursuing a master's degree in music composition at the Juilliard School with Christopher Rouse. He holds bachelor’s degrees in music composition and piano performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His principle composition teachers include Sven-David Sandström, Don Freund, Claude Baker, P.Q. Phan, and Aaron Travers, and additional studies include studying with Samuel Adler at FUBiS 2014 and 2015 in Berlin. His principle piano teachers include Arnaldo Cohen, Karen Taylor, and Lin Zhenghao. 


 

November 11, 2016

9:30 AM

Master Class with Tamara Stefanovich


November 11, 2016

8:00 PM

Recital: The Clearing Presents

Yihan Chen

Toru Takemitsu: selections from Rain Tree Sketches (1991)

Pierre Boulez: selections from 12 Notations (1945)

Olivier Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus, No. 1 Regard du père (1944)

Claudia Chan

Michelle Agnes Magalhaes: Mobile (2013)

Helmut Lachenmann: Wiegenmusik (1963)

Rebecca Saunders: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (1994)

Unsuk Chin: Klavieretüde No. 1 'In C' (1999, rev. 2003), Klavieretüde No. 6 'Grains' (2000)

Helmut Lachenmann: Guero (1969)

Matthias Krüger: Renk (2016) US PREMIERE!

 

D + D to follow


November 12, 2016

9:30 AM

Master Class with Tamara Stefanovich


November 12, 2016

8:00 PM

Recital: Piano +

Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Nancy Ives (cello), Amelia Lukas (flute), Emily Cole (violin)

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST: PIANIST PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD!

Olivier Messian: Le merle noir (1952)

Elliot Carter: Enchanted preludes (1988)

György Kurtág: four-hand pieces from Jatekok

Furious Choral

Hommage à Soproni

Hommage à Halmágyi Mihály

Hand in hand

Prelude and Waltz in F (or F-sharp)

George Benjamin: Two or four (2010)

Olav Lervik: Imbalances II (2008)

György Kurtág: from Requiem for a friend (1986)

Arnold Schoenberg: 2 pieces for solo piano from Op. 19

Anton Webern: Three Pieces for cello and piano (1914)

György Kurtág: Shadows

Elliot Carter: Epigrams (2012)

 

D + D to follow


November 13, 2016

9:30 AM

Master Class with Tamara Stefanovich