Tzyy-Sheng Lee


Born in Taipei, 1965, composer Tzyy-Sheng Lee first started taking piano 1essons when he was four years old, and at the age of nine, he was admitted to the Experimental Music Class to undertake forma1 music training. Mr. Lee received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Theory and Composition from the National Institute of the Arts (Taipei) in 1988. Then, after completing his two-year military servlce In the fall of 198O, he traveled to the United States to study at Boston University, where he received his Master of Music. He subsequently transferred to the University of Pennsylvania as a William Penn Fellow and was awarded his Ph.D. in Musical Composition in May of 1996. Among his composition teachers were Professors Yen Lu, Hwang-Long Pan, Theodore Antonious, Lukas Foss, Richard Wernick and George Crumb.

Tzyy-Sheng Lee won the Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize of the Asian Composers' League in 1986 and the Open Composition Competitions of ROC's Council for Cultural Affairs ln 1984, 87, 88, 90, 91 and 1992. His works have keen performed in Taiwan, Japan, United States, Poland, New Zealand, Chinese mainland, Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria and Thailand, including in the Asian Composer's League Festivals, Aspen Music Festival, the ISCM World Music Days, the Asia-Pacific Festival, SCI Regional Conferences, Composers Conference at Wellesley and Aspekte Salzburg. His music was also presented at the International Rostrum of Composers (UNESCO) in Paris in May, 1992 and subsequently selected for broadcast in Austria, Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.

Having returned to Taiwan in the summer of 1996, Mr. Lee is currently on the faculty of the Departement of Music at National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung.

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