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Phil YOUNG
Music Director

Among the variety of music he wrote, his ballet music Fire Danc e, composed for Jia Zuoguang, a renowned choreographer, won in China’s national competition.

After immigrating to the US in 1981, he studied with ElinorArmer

at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and received highacademic award. His symphonic piece Fantasy for Orchestra won the Conservatory Competition in 1986 and was chosen for the Spring Concert at Herbst Theater in San Francisco, which was broadcasted live by the KQED radio station. The piece was later included in the Thuringer Symphony’s 2001 concert season in Germany and well received by both the audience and the orchestra.

His latest composition From the East which is included in this concert, has received enthusiastic review from the San Francisco Classical Voice.

Phil resides in San Jose and has been writing music for the local performing groups in varies forms including orchestral, chamber, electronic, chorus and film. His music has been performed internationally by Beijing Symphony in China, Tuhringer Symphony in Germany, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Ballet San Jose Orchestra, San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra and South Bay Chamber Orchestra.

 His most recent project is a music composition for a 4-act dance drama, Middle Kingdom—Ancient China , a collaboration of CPAA and Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley. The dance drama will world premiere in February 2005.

 






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