Victoria Cheah (b. 1988, New York, NY) is a composer working in different media and genres, exploring hierarchy, ambiguity, and the concert ritual. Her work has been commissioned / presented by andPlay, Yarn / Wire, Wavefield Ensemble, MATA Festival, Guerilla Opera, Ensemble Dal Niente, Vertixe Sonora, Marilyn Nonken, Trio Okho, Transient Canvas, Trio de Kooning, PRISM Quartet, and performed by others. She has attended academies including Sommerakademie Schloss Solitude, Darmstadt, Fontainebleau, VIPA, SICPP, The Walden School, and others. Her teachers and mentors 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 a Ph.D. in music composition and theory at Brandeis University. Cheah has taught at Longy School of Music of Bard College, Harvard University (TF), Boston Conservatory High School Composition 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, a co-director of Score Follower, and a bartender at Winnie’s.
CONTACT: cheah.v @ gmail.com