Victoria Cheah (b. 1988, New York, NY) is a composer working in multiple media and genres, exploring hierarchy, ambiguity, and the concert ritual. Her music has been commissioned by ensembles and performers including Vertixe Sonora, Marilyn Nonken, Trio Okho, Transient Canvas, Trio de Kooning, PRISM Quartet, and performed by many others. She has attended workshops, academies, and festivals including Sommerakademie Schloss Solitude, Darmstadt, Fontainebleau, VIPA, SICPP, The Walden School, and others. Her teachers include David Rakowski, Eric Chasalow, Yu-Hui Chang, Steven Takasugi, Chaya Czernowin, Philippe Leroux, Shafer Mahoney, Shawn Crouch, as well as her students and colleagues.
Cheah holds a B.A. in music from City University of New York Hunter College & Macaulay Honors College, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in composition at Brandeis University. In addition to her doctoral studies, Cheah has taught at Longy School of Music of Bard College, Harvard University, Boston Conservatory High School Intensive, and Brandeis University.
From 2011-2015, Cheah served as the founding executive director of Sound Icon and has worked with new music organizations Manhattan Sinfonietta, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Composit, and others towards the realization of contemporary music events. She is currently production manager of Talea Ensemble and a co-director of Score Follower / Incipitsify.
cheah.v @ gmail . com
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