Victoria Cheah (b. 1988, New York, NY) is a composer working in multiple media and genres, exploring hierarchy, binaries, ambiguity, layers, and the concert ritual. Her music has been commissioned by ensembles and performers including Marilyn Nonken, Trio Okho, Transient Canvas, Trio de Kooning, PRISM Quartet, and performed by many others. She has participated in festivals and workshops including the Sommerakademie Schloss Solitude, VIPA, “Composition Beyond Music” at Darmstadt 2014, the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, SICPP, & The Walden School. Her teachers include David Rakowski, Eric Chasalow, Yu-Hui Chang, Steven Takasugi, Chaya Czernowin, Philippe Leroux, Shafer Mahoney, and Shawn Crouch.
Cheah holds a B.A. in music from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter 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, and Brandeis University.
From 2011-2015, Cheah served as the founding executive director of Sound Icon. She has also worked with new music organizations Manhattan Sinfonietta, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Composit, & others towards the realization of contemporary music events. She is currently a co-director of Score Follower / Incipitsify, a 501(c)3 non profit organization that provides free and legal access to contemporary music scores and recordings via YouTube.
cheah.v @ gmail . com
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