Yii Kah Hoe: Award-winning composer and musician taking the world by storm

SEGi College Subang Jaya’s senior music lecturer, Yii Kah Hoe, is a renowned composer and Chinese dizi and xiao improviser in Malaysia. He has won several prestigious awards, including the 11th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Forum for Malaysian Composers. Yii has been recognised as one of the major voices among Southeast Asian composers of his generation, and his music has been widely performed in Asia, America, and Europe.

Currently in the United States for a scholarship programme, Yii has been working on several new compositions and performances. One of his latest works, “A message from the Mangrove Forest for Soprano, Piano and Soundscape,” was performed by Anne Harley and Mari Kawamura at The Scripps College in Claremont, California, on Feb 10.

On March 4th, Yii’s new work, “Of The Land” for English Horn, Baritone and Soundscape, will be world premiered by Keri McCarthy and Aaron Agulay at the Festival of Contemporary Artists in Music at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, WSU.

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