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Chie Tsang Lee

Chie Tsang Lee

Chie Tsang LEE completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Western Australia under the supervision of Professor Roger Smalley, Yitzhak Yedid and Dr. Christopher Tonkin. He has received numerous composition awards including Free Hand - 1st Malaysian Contemporary Composers Piano Festival 2019, TMC International Composition Competition in Taipei, Taiwan, 2nd prize of 2008 Beethoven Club Composition Contest, 2nd prize of 2008 Sibelius Composer Awards. Some of the ensembles he has worked with include Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Offspring, ASEAN Youth Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, Bozzini Quartet, Studio musikFabrik.


He received a full scholarship from Goethe Institute to participate at the ‘Darmstadt International Summer Course 2010’ in 2009, receiving instruction from Brian Ferneyhough, Liza Lim, and Manos Tsangaris. In 2011, He received full scholarship sponsored by The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and completed his Master of Arts by research (with distinction) in 2012 and PhD in music composition under supervision by Professor Liza Lim and Professor Aaron Cassidy at the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) in Huddersfield in 2018.


Chie Tsang has been pointed as a senior lecturer acting as the head of department in Faculty of Humanity, Arts, & Heritage, UMS. Also, He is a member of the Society of Malaysian Contemporary Composers (SMCC).


His current work is concerned with exploring and re-framing interdisciplinary perspectives related to hybrid oral traditions found in East Malaysia to provoke new possibilities for sounds, spaces and creativity in his compositional work. His music evokes the notion of energy as flowing movement and significant colour bringing together Asian performance aesthetics, western contemporary classical approaches as well as aspects of indigenous East-Malaysian (Kadazandusun) ritual forms.



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