[Special commission for cellist Jeffrey Zielger] I am grateful for American Composers Orchestra (ACO) for the leadership to carry on a special commission for me and a bunch of musicians and composers at this difficult time. Without an academic position, any given is a bless and encouragement. I am particularly happy to write for cello […]

Written for the World Premiere of Yuan-Chen Li’s “Reminiscence II” May 30, 2019 Western Front, Vancouver B.C.     I am at Vancouver B.C. this week to rehearse my latest work Reminiscence II for mixed ensemble (octet), to be premiered by Sound of Dragon, director/producer Lan Tung (Sound of Dragon Society), conducted by Chih-Sheng Chen […]

I am very pleased to write you about the first public performance of my work in the new year that had taken place with the orchestral work “Iluwan” performed at Georgia Institute of Technology. Many thanks to the invitation of Dr. Chaowen Ting, Conductor, “Iluwan”  made its U.S. premiere by GT Symphony Orchestra on February […]

[Pre-Tour Concert] Yuan’s new saxophone work “Tell” is heading to the International Conference in Europe this summer. Please join us at the pre-tour concert, an hour-long performance with saxophonist Jessica Maxfield, and Yuan playing the piano. We are going to present two solo works by Yuan, and duet by Florent Schmitt and Gregory Wanamaker. An […]

Friends, Long time no see!  Since I finished previous teaching job at Reed College (Portland, OR), my time has been spent on health improvement and composing.  My backache has gradually ceased, and the new Paleo diet keeps me calm. I have had an incredible season so far.  Every collaboration with my musicians is a heartfelt dialogue, […]