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AWARDS & PRIZES (Selected)

2009...Special 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 Malaysia. (JCIM)

The prestigious commission grant award by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation

2007... Internationalen Kompositionswettbewerbes "global music-contemporary expression" (Berlin, Germany). 2nd prize (For "Metamorphosis VIII" for Sheng, flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Double bass)

2007... International Isang Yun Music Prize (Seoul, Korea). BMW Award (For "Splattered Landscape III" for large ensemble)

2007... Asian Cultural Council (New York), Visiting artist fellowship Award (May-Oct. 2007)

2006... “Lutoslawski Award 2006” (Warsaw, Poland). 2nd prize (for "Monodrama II" for Oboe & Piano) 

2006... Herrenhaus Edenkoben Foundation, Germany. Artist in residence Award (Aug – Dec 2006)

2006... "Junge Akademie" (Young academy) awarded by Akademie Der Kϋnste (Berlin, Germany). Project-commission 2006

2005 ... Nieuw Ensemble's Young Chinese Composer Competition Winner. (For "Metamorphosis VI - Wind Prayer- " for Sheng, Gu Zheng, Pipa and Ensemble 

2004 ... MPO International 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)” )

2003...“Grand Concours International 2003, music section” of the Academie Internationale de Lutece (Paris, France). Prix Special (For "I hear the wind calling"  for 13 players)

2003 ... "Max-Reger-Tage International Composition Competition" (Weiden, Germany). 1st Prize (For Piano Trio “Epitaphe Sans Mots” )

2003 ... "2nd Seoul International Competition For Composers" (Seoul, Korea). Grand Prix (For “Di Jie” (Abuttal) for Flute, Oboe,Violin and Cello )

2002 ... "4th International Andrzej Panufnik Competition for Young Composers" (Krakow, Poland). 1st Prize (For “Ye Huo I” for flute solo and strings )

2001 .. 8th International Mozart Competition, Salzburg, Austria. Second Prize and Special Prize (For "Metamorphosis III" for piano and "For Another Better World" for violin solo )

2000 ... 18th Concorso Internazionale di Composizione ICOMS',Turino, Italy. First Prize (For "Invisible Cell" for recorders & percussion with tape )

1999 ... Prix Marcel Hastir, Belgium Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters & Fine-arts. 1st Prize (for String quartet No.2 "Scar")


2008…His work “Splattered landscape II”-Cloud’s echoing- for ensemble was selected by international juries to represent Malaysia to be performed by Ensemble Modern and conducted by Peter EÖTVÖS in the ISCM World Music Days 2008 “ Vilnius, Lithuania on 26th Oct. 2008.

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 Wellington, New Zealand.

2006...He was selected to participate the “Ensemble Modern International composer seminar” with Prof. Hanspeter KYBURZ (Switzerland/Germany) in Frankfurt. (Germany)

2005…He was selected to participate the “Workshop for young conductors & composer Herrenhaus Edenkoben (Germany)” with 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 international juries to represent Malaysia to be performed by
Ensemble fur Neue Musik Zurich in the ISCM World New Music Days 2004 “Trans-it” 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 International Composition Seminar" in Boswil, Switzerland. Full scholarship granted by Boswil kunstlehaus for this seminar.

2003…He was selected to participate the “Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain, International Composition Seminar" in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland with Prof. Henri POUSSEUR. (Belgium). Full scholarship granted by Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain for this seminar.

2002-2004…He was selected as one of six Malaysian composers to participate in the inaugural “MPO Forum for Malaysian Composers”. (Phrase I [2003] for 6 composers & Phrase II [2004] for 4 composers) Mentoring by International composers Mr.Gerard BROPHY (Australia), Mr. Fraser TRAINER (United Kingdom) and Miss Sunetra FERNADOS. (Malaysia)

2002… He was selected to participate the “3rd Ictus ensemble International Composition Seminar” with Prof. Salvatore SCIARRINO (Italy). Full scholarship granted by Ictus ensemble for this seminar.

2001…He was selected to participate the “Centre Acanthes, Avignon, (France) Composition Summer Course” with Prof. Zoltan JANEY (Hungary) and 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).

1998...He took part in the Composition master class with Prof. Brian FERNEYHOUGH (United Kingdom)
at the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music (Belgium).

Updated on: 13th April 2012


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