AWARDS & PRIZES (Selected)
prize in the Giga-Hertz-Award 2009 (ZKM-Institute for Music &
Acoustics, Karlsruhe, Germany)
2009...The prestigious "the Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards" in the
Cultural Achievement category awarded by Junior chamber International
2009...The prestigious commission grant
award by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation
Kompositionswettbewerbes "global music-contemporary expression"
(Berlin, Germany). 2nd prize (For "Metamorphosis VIII" for Sheng,
flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Double bass)
Isang Yun Music Prize (Seoul, Korea). BMW Award (For "Splattered Landscape
III" for large ensemble)
Asian Cultural Council (New York), Visiting artist fellowship Award
2006... “Lutoslawski Award 2006” (Warsaw, Poland). 2nd prize (for "Monodrama II" for
Oboe & Piano)
Herrenhaus Edenkoben Foundation, Germany. Artist in
residence Award (Aug – Dec 2006)
2006... "Junge Akademie" (Young
academy) awarded by Akademie Der
(Berlin, Germany). Project-commission 2006
... Nieuw Ensemble's
Young Chinese Composer Competition Winner.
(For "Metamorphosis VI - Wind Prayer- "
for Sheng, Gu Zheng, Pipa and Ensemble
2004 ... MPO
Composers Award, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1st Prize
(for "The Starry Night's Ripples" for orchestra )
2004 ... Prix
Marcel Hastir, Belgium Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters &
Fine-arts. 1st Prize (For String Quartet No.1 ”Huang
Tu (Yellowish Dust)” )
International 2003, music section” of the Academie Internationale
de Lutece (Paris,
France). Prix Special (For "I hear the wind calling" for
... "Max-Reger-Tage International Composition Competition" (Weiden,
Germany). 1st Prize (For Piano Trio “Epitaphe Sans
... "2nd Seoul International Competition For Composers" (Seoul, Korea). Grand Prix
(For “Di Jie” (Abuttal) for Flute, Oboe,Violin and
... "4th International Andrzej Panufnik Competition for Young
Composers" (Krakow, Poland). 1st
Prize (For “Ye Huo I” for flute solo and strings )
.. 8th International Mozart Competition, Salzburg, Austria. Second
Prize and Special Prize (For "Metamorphosis III" for piano and
"For Another Better World" for violin solo )
... 18th Concorso Internazionale di Composizione ICOMS',Turino, Italy. First Prize
(For "Invisible Cell" for recorders & percussion with tape )
... Prix Marcel Hastir, Belgium Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters
& Fine-arts. 1st Prize (for String quartet No.2 "Scar")
GRANTS, MUSIC FESTIVAL & COMPOSITION
2008…His work “Splattered
landscape II”-Cloud’s echoing- for ensemble was selected by
juries to represent Malaysia to be performed by Ensemble Modern and
by Peter EÖTVÖS in the ISCM World Music Days 2008 “
Vilnius, Lithuania on 26th
2007…His work “Temple bell
still ringing in my heart” for viola solo selected to be
performed by violist Liesbeth
Kok at the “ACL Asia Pacific Festival & Conference in
2006...He was selected to
participate the “Ensemble Modern International composer
seminar” with Prof.
Hanspeter KYBURZ (Switzerland/Germany) in Frankfurt.
2005…He was selected to
participate the “Workshop for young conductors &
Prof. Peter EÖTVÖS (Hungary)
& Prof. Zsolt NAGY (Hungary).
Full scholarship granted by Herrenhaus Edenkoben in this workshop.
2004…His work “Mourning the
murder of an old Banyan tree” for ensemble was selected by
to represent Malaysia to be performed by Ensemble
fur Neue Musik Zurich in the ISCM World New Music Days 2004
Switzerland on 11th Nov. 2004.
2004…Travels grant for his Europe
concerts trips (Set.-Nov. 2004) from the Ministry
of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Malaysia.
2003…He was selected by the
International juries for participating the “15th
Seminar" in Boswil, Switzerland.
Full scholarship granted by Boswil kunstlehaus for this seminar.
2003…He was selected to
participate the “Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain, International
Seminar" in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland
with Prof. Henri POUSSEUR. (Belgium).
Full scholarship granted by Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain for this
2002-2004…He was selected as
one of six Malaysian composers to participate in the inaugural
“MPO Forum for
Malaysian Composers”. (Phrase I  for 6 composers
& Phrase II
 for 4 composers) Mentoring by International composers Mr.Gerard
Fraser TRAINER (United Kingdom) and Miss Sunetra
2002… He was selected to
participate the “3rd
Ictus ensemble International Composition Seminar” with Prof.
Full scholarship granted by Ictus ensemble for this seminar.
2001…He was selected to
participate the “Centre Acanthes, Avignon,
Summer Course” with Prof.
Zoltan JANEY (Hungary)
Prof. Peter EÖTVÖS (Hungary).
Full scholarship granted by Centre Acanthes for this summer course.
2000…He took part in the composition
master class with Prof. Daan MANNEKE (Holland)
at the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music (Belgium).
part in the Composition
master class with Prof. Brian FERNEYHOUGH (United Kingdom) at the
Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music (Belgium).
13th April 2012