Yu Hui Chang photo by Tony Rinaldo
Yu-HuiChang
2010–2011
Bunting Fellow
Brandeis University
Music Composition
Composition of a Chamber Opera and Other Chamber Works

The musical language of composer Yu-Hui Chang is characterized by its rich harmonic color, inventive effects, and compelling expression. The most essential aspect of her music communicates an aesthetic and philosophical view of humanity that is timeless and reaches beyond cultural boundaries. In its technical aspect, her music continuously explores new possibilities of timbre, texture, and manner of narration. She has collaborated with numerous first-rate performers and institutions in Europe, Asia, and many parts of the United States. As a dedicated promoter of contemporary music, she serves as an artistic codirector of Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, an exponent of new music performance since 1975. She is an associate professor of composition at Brandeis University.

At Radcliffe, she will compose a piece for the Triple Helix Piano Trio and Wellesley College Chamber Singers. As a composer who excels in cross-cultural genres, she will work on a piece combining Chinese and Western instruments, co-comissioned by Meet the Composer and Music from China. Other commissions that she will compose during this residency include an orchestral work for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and a string quartet for the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.

Chang is the recipient of fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and commissions from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the Fromm Music Foundation, and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation. After graduating from the National Taiwan Normal University, she received her master’s from Boston University and her doctorate from Brandeis University.

This information is accurate as of the fellowship year indicated for each fellow.