The music of Chen Zhangyi has been described as “music from a voice of the future” by BBC Radio 3 and “a breath of fresh air on our musical landscape” by The Straits Times. Nature is an important source of inspiration in his instrumental and orchestral works, such as Vanda, Rain Tree and Of An Ethereal Symphony. In his dramatic works such as the chamber opera cycle A Singapore Trilogy and acapella opera Panic Love, he often explores the musical representation of Singaporean culture. Chen teaches Analysis and Composition at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. As a violist, he performs with Red Dot Baroque.
Assistant Professor in Composition Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music,
National University of Singapore