Tze Yeung Ho

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Tze Yeung Ho (b. 1992) is a Norwegian-Canadian composer. He is the current chairman of the Norwegian chapter of the UNM (Ung Nordisk Musikk - Nordic Youth Music) festival, a member of the selection committee at the nyMusikks komponistgruppe and a board member for the ​Periferien - nyMusikk Oslo concert series.

Tze Yeung represented Norway in the UNM (Ung Nordisk Musikk) festivals of 2015 and 2018 held in Helsinki and Bergen respectively. In the 2015 edition, his saxophone concerto 'ingest thrice, as prescribed;' received its premiere by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra (FI). In 2018, his chamber operetta in collaboration with writer Linda Gabrielsen, jeg gir faen i magnoliaen? was performed in Bergen ("an exercise in extremes" - James Black in Seismograf, DK). He is the first prize recipient of Land's End Ensemble's 17th annual composition competition. His other collaboration with Gabrielsen, hvorfor pusen? received the second prize of Shanghai New Music Week's 1st Chamber Opera Composition Competition. Some other highlighted activities include his participation as a resident artist in the PRAKSIS interdisciplinary arts program developed in Oslo, his participation as a guest composer at Sound 59 festival in Perm, Russia, a collaboration with Heidi Dahlsveen in the project 23.27 at the Fortellerfestival 2017 (Norwegian Storytelling Festival), development of Gjennom Garden, a theatre work for Sølvguttene boys' choir and percussionist Eirik Raude, with Norwegian dramaturge Marius Kolbenstvedt, and his upcoming production of the opera project minn(i)e. Tze Yeung has worked with an array of performers and artists in different facets, including the NyNorsk messingkvintett (NO), [instead] ensemble (RU), Fie Schouten (NL), Elisabeth Hetherington (NL/CA), Matti Pulkki (FI), Caroline Hausen (DE), Avanti! Chamber Orchestra (FI), MolOt Ensemble (RU), Ukho Ensemble (UA), Orkest de ereprijs (NL), Rolston Quartet (CA), Heidi Dahlsveen (NO), Thirty Fingers Trio (LT), Jürg Henneberger (CH), Honghong Zheng (NO/ZH), Decho Ensemble (US), Michael Bridge (CA) and so forth. His music has also been featured at the ISCM World Music Days Festival/Estonian Music Days 2019 in Tallinn. 

Tze Yeung holds a master's degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music and is currently completing his PhD degree in composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. He has also been a visiting student in the phonetics department at the University of Helsinki and has held lectures and talks at the Estonian Arts Academy, SOUND 59 festival in Perm, Russia and the highSCORE festival in Pavia, Italy.

Tze Yeung is an associate composer of:

His previous and current mentors include Trond Reinholdtsen (NO), Gary Kulesha (CA), Lars Petter Hagen (NO), Helena Tulve (EE), Toivo Tulev (EE), Asbjørn Schaathun (NO), Rune Rebne (NO) and Alexander Weinstangel (CA/HR).
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Instrumental Music


Ukse taha pre-concert work for mixed ensemble and electronics (2020)
Vihik (b) / shulammite (e) for flute, violin, cello and piano (2018)
Ingest thrice; as prescribed concerto for alto saxophone and chamber orchestra (2014)

Opera


Hvorfor pusen? chamber opera; libretto by Linda Gabrielsen (2019)

String Quartet


Vihik (a) for string quartet (2019)

Voices and Instruments


Messe norvégienne profane for countertenor, brass quintet, optional harp and electronics (2018)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Vihik (b) / shulammite (e) for flute, violin, cello and piano (2018)
Fold min ryggrad pent om jeg dukker i betong for prepared piano, 2 harps and 2 violas (2016)

Vocal Ensemble


Natt-öö-夜 for soprano voice, accordion and harp (2017)

Mixed Ensemble


Fold min ryggrad pent om jeg dukker i betong for prepared piano, 2 harps and 2 violas (2016)

Concerto


Ingest thrice; as prescribed concerto for alto saxophone and chamber orchestra (2014)
Fold min ryggrad pent om jeg dukker i betong for prepared piano, 2 harps and 2 violas (2016)
Hvorfor pusen? chamber opera; libretto by Linda Gabrielsen (2019)
Ingest thrice; as prescribed concerto for alto saxophone and chamber orchestra (2014)
Messe norvégienne profane for countertenor, brass quintet, optional harp and electronics (2018)
Natt-öö-夜 for soprano voice, accordion and harp (2017)
Ukse taha pre-concert work for mixed ensemble and electronics (2020)
Vihik (a) for string quartet (2019)
Vihik (b) / shulammite (e) for flute, violin, cello and piano (2018)