Raymond Yiu

Raymond Yiu is a composer, jazz pianist, conductor and writer on music. He is the winner of a BASCA British Composer Award in 2010 (Northwest Wind) and was nominated for the same award in 2004 (Beyond the Glass), 2012 (Les Etoiles au Front) and 2013 (The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured) respectively.

Symphony, commissioned by the BBC and premiered during the Proms 2015 season was greeted with an enthusiastic reception from both the critics and the audience.

Yiu’s early work received the advocacy of American composer Lukas Foss. He has worked with ensembles and artists including BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chroma, Concorde Ensemble, Ensemble 10/10, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, London Sinfonietta, Lontano and London Symphony Orchestra.

The Original Chinese Conjuror, with a libretto by Lee Warren, was commissioned by Aldeburgh Production for the 2006 Aldeburgh Almeida Opera. A new production, directed by Bernd Bienert, was mounted by Teatro Barroco of Vienna at the Musikverein in April 2013. Maomao Yü, a quintet for piano and traditional Chinese instruments was commissioned by LSO for Lang Lang and the Silk String Quartet. The Earth and Every Common Sight, for soprano and piano, won the Tracey Chadwell Memorial Prize 2010.

On Twitter @raymondyiu
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