A multi-disciplinary Singaporean composer based in Paris, Diana Soh has written for a wide range of instrumentation from chamber music to orchestra, dance, film, choral and vocal music, and multi-media site-specific works, with a special interest in theatre and for integrating the use of technology.
Educated in Singapore, the US and France (IRCAM), she has also participated in masterclasses and workshops with Péter Eötvös, Wolfgang Rihm, Salvatore Sciarrino, Brian Ferneyhough, Isabel Mundry, Misato Mochizuki, and Beat Furrer and is the recipient of numerous prizes including the SACEM Francis and Mica Salabert award in 2021, the 2015 National Arts Council Singapore’s Young Artist Award and the 2017 Impuls composition competition.
Her musical interest is directed at exploring performance interactivity and obtaining specific sound colours from the intimate collaboration with performers. She has received notable commissions from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Aix-en-Provence festival, Maison de Radio France, Opera de Lyon, Grand Théâtre de Provence for the Nouveaux Horizons festival, IRCAM, Philharmonie de Paris, La Chapelle Musicale, Gulbenkian Foundation and Théâtre du Luxembourg.
Her works have been broadcast internationally on WDR, ORF, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, RAI, BBC Radio 3 and France Musique. They have been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble Court-Circuit, Klangforum Wien, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Lucillin, Schallfeld Ensemble, Maîtrise de Radio France amongst many others.
She is currently composer in residence at Opera de Bordeaux and her upcoming season includes commissions by Opera de Lyon, Festival d’Aix and Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Arditti Quartet.