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
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.
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.