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American Academy of Arts and Letters Award

March 6, 2017 5:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded Yu-Hui an Arts and Letters Award in Music, which “honors outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice.” Other recipients of this award this year are Lisa Bielawa, Jan Krzywicki, and Andrew Norman.  


Residency @ Taipei National University of the Arts with Lydian String Quartet

November 28, 2016 6:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Yu-Hui and the Lydian String Quartet are invited by the Taipei National University of the Arts for a two-week residency in December. Collectively they will give multiple workshops, lectures and masterclasses. Also included in this residency are Lydian’s two public concerts at TNUA. The 12/9 concert showcases Lydian’s contemporary repertoire, including Lee Hyla’s String Quartet No. […]


Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival Residency

May 11, 2016 11:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This summer, Yu-Hui will serve as the inaugural composer of the Composers NOW Project at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. “The goal of Composers NOW is to integrate music that is being written in our time, into the fabric of the music-making at Kneisel Hall,” Interim Artistic Director Laurie Smukler, “The study of contemporary […]


The nF 2016 Festival

February 16, 2016 3:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Yu-Hui, along with composer Erin Gee, will be the featured composer in the 2016 nienteForte Contemporary Music Festival. Taking place between March 14-17, 2016, in Tulane University, nF 2016 also hosts ECCE as the featured ensemble. Together there will be roundtable discussion and several concerts at the Dixon Recital Hall Annex. See nF 2016’s website for […]


“Worries Just As Real” on violinist Daniel Stepner’s new CD

February 25, 2015 6:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A new CD by Lydian String Quartet‘s 1st violinist, Daniel Stepner, has been released by the Centaur Records. This album, titled Music at Brandeis, features works for violin and piano by several past and current Brandeis composers, including Yu-Hui’s Worries Just As Real. Also in the album are Harold Shapero and Irving Fine’s sonatas, Yehudi Wyner’s Concert Duo, and David Rakowski’s […]


Residency at the University of Utah, Salt Lake

December 10, 2014 5:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

              On November 24-25, Yu-Hui was featured as the Maurice Abravanel Visiting Distinguished Composer at the University of Utah. During the residency, she gave two public lectures and several private composition sessions. She also enjoyed the hospitality of the School of Music’s faculty and the breathtaking view of the […]


“Metamorphosis” for marimba with 6 mallets plus 14 percussion instruments

October 27, 2014 1:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Marimba virtuoso Pei-Ching Wu is giving a 3-concert tour this November in Taiwan. This is her 13th solo recital, and the 2nd program in which all pieces are for 6-mallet marimba, including Yu-Hui’s “Metamorphosis” (2014), a commission from Wu. A founding member of the internationally renowned Ju Percussion Group, Pei-Ching Wu has served as principal of the ensemble since she was […]


“Flicker” in New Zealand and Denmark

August 15, 2014 9:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Yu-Hui’s “Flicker” went on an tour with NZTrio this summer. First it was performed in their Art3 (art to the power of three) program at Tauranga Art Gallery (Tauranga, New Zealand) on August 7. On August 30th it will be in a concert that is part of the 2014 Aarhus Festival at Musikhuset Aarhus, Lille Sal […]


Premiere of “Intersect” by ECCE on May 1 and 15, 2014

April 15, 2014 5:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Intersect, Yu-Hui’s newly written quintet scored for flute/bass flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello and piano, will be premiered by the supremely talented musicians of the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble in May.  The concerts will take place at the Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University (May 1st) and DiMenna Center, New York (May 15th).  This piece is […]