Du Yun , Chinese 杜 韵 / 杜 韻 , (born June 18, 1977 in Shanghai ) is a Chinese composer , multi-instrumentalist and performance artist living in New York . In 2017 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize of Music for her opera Angel's Bone .
life and work
Du Yun grew up in Shanghai and first studied composition and piano at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music , then moved to the United States, where she continued her studies at Oberlin College ( Bachelor of Arts ) and Harvard University ( Master of Arts , PhD ) . In 2017 she became a member of the Faculty of Composition at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University , and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow .
Du Yun's music ranges from traditional instrumental genres and opera to popular music (pop album Shark in You ), electronics, as well as the performing arts and collaboration with visual artists. Commissioned works were created for Matt Haimovitz and Hilary Hahn , for example . In 2011 the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra premiered Mantichora for large string orchestra, and in 2012 the Detroit Symphony Orchestra premiered the orchestral work Kraken . Du Yun's opera Angel's Bone, based on a libretto by Royce Vavrek , which premiered at the Prototype Festival in New York on January 6, 2016 , received the Pulitzer Prize of Music in 2017.
- Homepage You Yun (Engl.)
- Website Johns Hopkins Univ., Peabody Institute (Engl.)
- Information on pulitzer.org (Engl.)
- Biography James Manheim, allmusic.com (engl.)
- Guggenheim Memorial Foundation , accessed June 24, 2018
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Chinese composer, multi-instrumentalist and performance artist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 18, 1977|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Shanghai|