Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Du Yun is an internationally-performed composer based in New York City. Hailed by the New York Times as “cutting-edge… to whom the term ‘young composer’ could hardly do justice’’; “re-invents herself daily… so does her music,” (TimeOut-NYC) she is equally adept at writing for concert halls, art shows, experimental theatres, modern dances and pop songs. Highlights of last season include international premieres and appearances in Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Canada, and Argentina. Du Yun has received commissions include from, among others, the Mann Center for Performing Arts (Philadelphia), the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Festivals für Neue Musik & aktuelle Kultur (Switzerland), Chamber Music America, Fromm Foundation, Meet the Composer Commissioning/USA. Next season engagements include an opera with the New York City Opera; premieres at the Darmstadt Music Festival in Germany, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Chamber Players, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and Opera McGill in Montreal, Canada. An alumna of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Du Yun holds degrees from Oberlin College (BM), and Harvard University (MA, PhD).
Du Yun is published by Boosey & Hawkes.