Yii Kah Hoe
YII Kah Hoe is a Malaysian composer and Chinese dizi and xiao improviser. Yii was the winner of 11th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards (Malaysia, 2014), the winner of Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Forum for Malaysian Composers (Malaysia, 2007), the 3rd Prize in the International Composition for Chinese Orchestra (Singapore 2006), the finalist of International Composers Competition “Città di Udine” (Italy, 2010).
Yii has been recognized as one of the major voices among Southeast Asian composers of his generation. His music has been widely performed in Asia, America, and Europe by ensembles such as Ensemble Mosaik, Interensemble, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore, The Claremont Concert Choir, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Birmingham Symphonic Winds, Pan-Pacific Ensemble and musicians such as Peter Veale, Christopher Redgate, Moritz Ernst, Jürg Henneberger, Maruta Staravoitava, Anne Harley, Luisa Sello, Duplum Duo and etc.
Yii’s music is perceived as bold and avant-garde. His works use sounds and rhythms of many traditional instruments from various ethnic cultures. The sensitivity of space that Yii mastered as an artist (Fine art) in his younger years is also evident in his music.In the fall of 2015, Yii was the Scripps Erma Taylor O’Brien Distinguished Visiting Professor at Scripps College in Claremont. Yii engaged in music education and the organization of a contemporary music collective, concerts and a festival in Kuala Lumpur, contributing intellectually and socially in the field. Yii was the festival director of Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival 2009, the festival director of SoundBridge festival 2013, the president of Society of Malaysian Contemporary Composers (2014 – 2016) and a senior lecturer at SEGi College Subang Jaya, Malaysia since 2000.
|Venue||Sapporo Art Park, Large Practice Room (Geijyutsu-no-Mori 2-chome 75, Minami-ku, Sapporo)|
|Projects||Ensembles Asia / Asian Meeting Festival|