Tiange ZhouLa Jolla, CA
Born in China in 1990, Tiange Zhou is a composer, photographer, and improvisational dancer. Her music is performed across Asia, Europe, and America, including the Highscore Music Festival in Pavia, Italy (2013), Ostrava Days (2013), June in Buffalo (2015), Atlantic Center for the Arts (2015), Pocket Opera workshop by Rhymes with Opera (2015), SALT New music festival (2015), and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (2016). Tange’s music has received international recognition through performances by musicians from 15.19 Ensemble, Ostrava Band, Mivos Quartet, ICE, S.E.M Ensemble, Phillip Glass Ensemble, Yale Camerata, Neue Vocalsolisten, Sandbox Ensemble, Talujon Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, and Loadbang. Besides receiving the Baumgardner Fellowship for the residence composer in the Norfolk chamber music festival 2016, Tiange was awarded a prize in the Second Sorodha International Composer’s Competition in Belgium and was a finalist for the American Prize in the chorus music division. Her solo violin piece “A Mirror for a Dream” was chosen as one of the contemporary pieces for the Musical Summer Malaga 2016 6th International Solo Violin Competition. She was awarded Kirkos Composition Competition in Ireland 2017.
Tiange begins pursuing her Ph.D. in composition at the University of California, San Diego in the fall of 2016 where she studies with Roger Reynolds. She completed her master’s degree at Yale University with David Lang, Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Hannah Lash, working at Yale College as a teaching fellow in music technology. In 2014, she earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music, studying with Nils Vigeland and Reiko Fueting. Her mentors also include Caspar Johannes Walter and Marco Stroppa, and she also completed an exchange program at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart from 2012 to 2013.
Besides concert music writing, Tiange also contributes to collaborative projects with visual artists, dancers, filmmakers and theater producers. She studies contemporary dance and theatre design in the UCSD theatre and dance department at the same time with her Ph.D. of Music journey. Tiange is interested in sociology and anthropology; she has done several projects about contemporary issues, which she concerns.
In daily life, Tiange enjoy cooking, reading, traveling, boxing, and practicing Kendo( Japanese Sword Material Art)