Huang Ruo (b. 1976, Hainan). Chinese-born American composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano works that have been performed in Asia, Europe and North America.
Mr. Huang holds a BMus from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a MMus from the Juilliard School of Music. He has studied composition with Samuel Adler at the Juilliard School of Music since 2002, where he is working on his DMA. His previous teachers have included Deng Erbo, Randolph Coleman and Christopher Rouse.
He has earned many national prizes in China, as well as the Henry Mancini Award at the International Film and Music Festival in Switzerland (1995). The American Composers Orchestra, the Chicago Pro Musica, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Dale Warland Singers, the New Juilliard Ensemble, the Nieuw Ensemble, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Queens Symphony Orchestra have performed his music.
He is also active in other positions. He serves as artistic director and conductor of the International Contemporary Ensemble in New York City. In addition, he edited the book Selection of Classic Chinese Folk Songs (Zhong Shan University Press).
He lectured as a visiting composer-in-residence at the University of Georgia in 2003.
E-mail address: email@example.com
Street address: Mr. Huang Ruo, Juilliard School of Music, Box 160, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-6591, USA
Cellular phone: 201 923 9328
Website (International Contemporary Ensemble): http://www.iceorg.org
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
STAGE: Resilience, 6 dancers, ensemble, 2001
ORCHESTRAL: Expression and Imagination, 1990; Three Pieces for Orchestra, 1998-2000; City of Solace (Chamber Symphony No. 1), 2001; Confluence (Concerto No. 4), small orchestra (15 players), 2002; Omnipresence (concerto no. 1), violin, off-stage ensemble, orchestra, 2003 (also version for violin, small orchestra, 2004)
CHAMBER MUSIC: Seen Sound, flute, 1990; Jiang Cheng Zi, zheng (Chinese zither), 1990; Meter, ensemble, 1991; Yu Huo, violin, piano, 1991; Sound of Hand, percussion, 1993; Point, ensemble, 1995; If to Live, to..., cello, 1996; Si Way – Four Dimensions, 3 piccolos (with conductor), 1997; Drama Theater I: A Q, double string quartet, 1998; Being..., alto saxophone, viola, 1999 (also version for clarinet, viola, 1999); Yueh Fei (Concerto No. 1), flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, string quartet, 2000 (also version with erhu instead of 1st violin, 2000); The Lost Garden (Concerto No. 2), flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, string quartet, 2001; Meng Yu Dong, oboe, violin, viola, cello, 2001; Divergence (Concerto No. 3), flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 2001
CHORAL: Without Words, double mixed chorus, 2002
VOCAL: Bin Lang Yao, soprano, piano, 1991; Lu Wei Puo, tenor, ensemble, 1992; Ancient Songs, soprano, tenor, clarinet, cello, piano, 1994; Seasons, soprano, piano, 1998; Drawing the Drum, voice, bass drum, 2001; Leaving Sao, soprano, small orchestra, 2003
PIANO: Ye Lin Qin, 1989; Bamboo Dance, 1990; Folk Tones from Li Zai, 1993; Two Pieces, 1999-2001
(Last updated on August 8, 2004)