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Yuan Peiying
June 21, 2010, 12:46 am
Filed under: Composers


Yuan Peiying

Born: April 6, 1984

Current Location: Kansas City, MS



Peiying Yuan (b.1984) is a young composer from Singapore. In fall 2010, she will commence doctoral work at Cornell University. She has received degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. Her mentors include Chen Yi, James Mobberley, Paul Rudy, Zhou Long, Kawai Shiu, and Ho Chee Kong.

Peiying composes in both acoustic and electronic mediums. Her music has been heard at adjudicated conferences and festivals such as the Composers Conference at Wellesley College, Asian-Pacific Contemporary Music Festival, TIMF Academy, Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, International Alliance of Women in Music Annual Concert, and Electronic Music Midwest, by performers such as Ensemble BE, Ensemble TIMF, Luna Nova Ensemble, Ensemble Quadrivium, and conducted by James Baker.

Peiying is a 2010 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award recipient, 2010 Missouri and Kansas Music Teachers Association Commissioned Composer, 2010 Libby Larsen Prize winner, First Annual newEar Composers’ Competition winner, second prize winner of the SCI/ASCAP 2009 Composition Commission, second prize winner at the 2009 Beethoven Club of Memphis Composition Competition, and selected composer for the inaugural Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance Newbie Commission.

Peiying holds a Diploma (DipABRSM) in piano performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (UK). She also performs on the sheng. Prior to her studies in the States, she was the principal sheng player for the National University of Singapore Chinese Orchestra. She currently serves as President of the UMKC Composers’ Guild.

Music © 2010 Yuan Peiying

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