Chin Ting Chan Chin Ting Chan
Patrick,Chin Ting Chan (b. 1986) is a composer of contemporary music from Hong Kong. He decided to teach himself to play piano at the age of eighteen before obtaining formal music lessons. Mr. Chan received his M.M. and B.M. degrees from Bowling Green State University and San Josť State University. His mentors include Marilyn Shrude, Burton Beerman, Andrea Reinkemeyer, Brian Belet and Pablo Furman. He has also participated in masterclasses by composers such as Jennifer Higdon and Keith Fitch. He will pursue his D.M.A. at University of MissouriĖKansas City, starting in fall 2011.
Mr. Chanís honors/awards include the Soli fan tuttiKompositionspreis 2010 (finalist) and BGSU 44th Annual Competition in Music Composition (winner). His is a co-founder of the group Melos Music. His compositions have been performed by artists/groups such as Zeitgeist, BelCuore Quartet, Color Field Ensemble, UNLV Brass Ensemble and members from the San Josť Chamber Orchestra, at American Composers Forum featured Tuesday Salon, GAMMA-UT conference, CSUF Annual New Music Festival, Plainsong Festival (Brownville/Omaha) and Melos Music Annual New Music Concert (Chicago) among others. Future engagements include Finale des KompositionswettbewerbsSoli fan tutti(Staatstheater Darmstadt) and the BGSU Annual New Music Festival. Mr. Chanís compositional activities have been supported by grants from the Mid-American Center for Contemporary Music and Pro Musica. His Caprice for String Quartet is produced and published at Darling Records (Cologne).
Mr. Chan is also a dedicated performer and advocate of new music. He has premiered and championed new works as a conductor, pianist and orchestral violinist. He has been teaching for many years, and he continues to possess an endless enthusiasm about cultivating musical minds of the next generations. Outside of music, Mr. Chan has interest in a different kind of composing called photography.
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