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Lily Chen, born in Hualien, Taiwan, is a composer exploring timbral potentials of both acoustic and electronic music. In her recent works, she creates counterpoint of timbre by synthesizing sound gestures with subtlety, thus shaping imaginative and poetic atmosphere in her music.

She is currently a PhD candidate in music composition at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is studying with Ken Ueno, Franck Bedrossian, Edmund Campion, and Cindy Cox. She got her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan, under the instruction of Chung-Kun Hung.

Since 2005, Lily has received several prizes, including 1st Prize of Asian Composers League Young Composers Award, !BAMM! Student Composers Competition, 1st and 2nd Prizes of Nicola de Lorenzo Prize in Music Composition (UC Berkeley), and some other prizes in Taiwan. Her music has also been performed at several international festivals in Taiwan, Korea, Israel, and throughout the United States, including June in Buffalo, Mise-en Music Festival, International Computer Music Conference, SEAMUS National Conference, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, and Asian Composers League Conference and Festival. Lily has also collaborated with several ensembles and orchestras, such as Eco Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Splinter Reeds, Ensemble Pamplemousse, Ensemble Mise-en, Ensemble Exceptet, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra. She recently had a 10-month composition residency in Paris as the recipient of the George Ladd Prix de Paris in 2015-16.


陳立立,生於台灣花蓮。她的音樂創作充滿豐富的色彩,透過對音色的探索與融合,以及細膩的聲響對位語法,營造出音樂的詩意與戲劇性。現為美國加州大學柏克萊分校音樂系作曲博士候選人,師事Ken Ueno、Franck Bedrossian、Edmund Campion與 Cindy Cox。於國立台北藝術大學音樂系取得學士與碩士學位,師事洪崇焜。曾獲之重要獎項包括:亞洲作曲家聯盟青年作曲比賽首獎,!BAMM! Student Composers Competition得主,Nicola de Lorenzo Prize in Music Composition首獎與二獎,國立臺灣交響樂團鼓勵創作,兩廳院樂典創作甄選,台北市立交響樂團40周年團慶管弦樂作品,教育部文藝創作獎。

她的作品曾在亞洲與美國多場音樂節中演出,包括June in Buffalo, SEAMUS美國電子音樂會議、Mise-en音樂節、ICMC國際電腦音樂研討會、NYCEMF紐約電子音樂節、美國Midwest Graduate Music Consortium、德州科技大學Van Appledorn新音樂節、柏克萊新音樂計畫(Berkeley New Music Project)、亞洲作曲家聯盟音樂節、十方樂集「台灣現代音樂論壇」、 韓國藝術大學「Nong Project」音樂節等。曾合作的樂團包括:國立台灣交響樂團,台北市立交響樂團,樂興之時交響樂團,小巨人絲竹樂團,Mivos Quartet,Eco Ensemble,Splinter Reeds,Ensemble Pamplemousse,Ensemble Mise-en ,Ensemble Exceptet。2015年秋天,她獲得George Ladd Prix de Paris補助,前往法國巴黎一年。

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