Singaporean composer TAN Yuting writes music which explores the interaction of different sounds to form unique harmonies and textures. Yuting’s music has been performed in Singapore, USA, UK, New Zealand, and Italy. Her music has also been recognized with awards including first prize in the Macht Competition for Composition (2018), first prize in the Virginia Carty deLillo Composition Competition (2018), and third prize in the Prix d’Été Competition (2017) at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Past collaborations include works for ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, Now Hear This, Unassisted Fold, Ensemble Soundinitiative, and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) New Music Ensemble, as well as artistes such as Peter Sheppard Skaerved. Upcoming collaborations include a saxophone quartet for ~Nois and a trio for musicians from Ensemble Dal Niente. Yuting also enjoys working with artists and creators from other fields, and has collaborated with an artist to produce an atmospheric electronic composition for an art installation, and with Singaporean poet, Dr. Tan Chee Lay, to create a song cycle from three of his poems about Singapore’s Chinatown.
Yuting is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Composition at the University of Chicago on a full fellowship from the Division of the Humanities. She also holds Master of Music degrees in Music Composition and Music Theory Pedagogy from The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and a Joint Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Composition with Honours (Highest Distinction), awarded jointly by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (National University of Singapore) and the Peabody Institute. Her principal mentors include Sam Pluta, Anthony Cheung, Oscar Bettison, and Ho Chee Kong. Apart from composition, Yuting also plays the piano and holds a DipABRSM in Piano Performance.