Man-Ching Donald Yu

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Yu Man Ching (Chinese: ) is a Hong Kong contemporary classical music composer and pianist. [1] As a prolific composer, his music has been actively performed internationally. The style of his recent music is characterized by the blending of post-impressionistic gestures, micropolyphonic techniques, and Chinese colours.

Life and career[edit]

Yu's compositional oeuvre ranges from both Western and Chinese instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic, and chamber works to opera, choral and symphonic works. Most of the pieces have been frequently and actively performing internationally at various festivals and venues throughout the North and South America, Asia, and Europe. His music is recorded on Albany Records, his second personal album "Surrealistic Soundscapes" in 2012 fall.

Discography[edit]

  • Sonata No. 1 "Grand Concert Fantasy" for piano (Zimbel Records No. 113)
  • Sonata No. 2 "Humoresque" for piano (Zimbel Records No. 113)
  • Sonata No. 4 "Chaos" for piano (Zimbel Records No. 113)
  • Hell and Heaven for piano (Zimbel Records No. 113)
  • Dark Rhapsody for cello and piano (Zimbel Records No. 113)
  • Illusion for oboe and piano (Zimbel Records No. 113)
  • Five Japanese Lyrics for soprano and piano (Zimbel Records No. 113)
  • Uncertainty for piano (Zimbel Records No. 113)
  • Fantasy on "The Lady of Shalott" for piano (Zimbel Records No. 113)
  • Five Miniatures for piano (Zimbel Records No. 113)
  • William Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 104 for piano (Zimbel Records No. 113)
  • First Symphony for orchestra (Lugansk Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, TROY 1378, Albany Records)
  • From the Depth for soprano, chorus and orchestra (Opera Hong Kong Chorus, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, TROY 1378, Albany Records)
  • Octet for strings (Ukraine Octet Players, TROY 1378, Albany Records)
  • Sunset in My Homeland for violin, clarinet, and piano (Equinox Trio, TROY 1378, Albany Records)
  • Disintegration for piano and electronics (pianist: Donald Yu, TROY 1378, Albany Records)
  • Explosion for piano (pianist: Donald Yu, TROY 1378, Albany Records)
  • Two Poems by Ya Hsien for baritone and piano (pianist: Donald Yu; baritone: Caleb Woo, TROY 1378, Albany Records)
  • Breeze for flute (flute: Edwin Yu, TROY 1378, Albany Records)
  • The Maximum Speed of Raphael's Madonna for flute and piano (pianist: Donald Yu; flute Bonnie Chun, TROY 1378, Albany Records)

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