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New Works Now on Sale! The World of Ssu-Yu Huang

Posted by 梅本周平 on

Last week, Ssu-Yu Huang sent me new data and I started releasing it.

▼Tango Amour / Ssu-Yu Huang [Guitar Solo]

This piece is for guitar solo. No program notes, but according to the composer, it is a "homage to Astor Piazzolla".

The piece is less than 3 minutes long, so I hope that classical guitar players, or those who are not experts but can play the guitar a little, will give it a try.

▼Click here for other guitar works.

Here is a short bio of Ssu-Yu Huang.

Ssu-Yu Huang, a native of Taiwan, enjoys an active career in contemporary music. Her compositions cover a wide range of music with bold and delicate genre. Her music has been performed by professional musicians and orchestras around the world to critical acclaim. German conductor maestro Gunther Herbig praised her orchestral work of “a modern and complex style, presenting her own characters and creativity.” She has received awards including the winner of the first Call For Score of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan in 2010, the most distinguished award of the the 2013 IBLA Grand Prize, the finalist of the Women Powered Music in the 2019 Artemis Film Festival, 2015 and 2016 American Prize (semi-finalist), the 2016 Ernst Bacon Award (semi-finalist), the 2016 Maurice Ravel International Composition Competition (semi-finalist). In 2018, her orchestra piece “Heritage of Hakka” was selected and premiered at the grand opening ceremony of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Weiwuying. Her compositions have been published globally through companies such as Mahin Media (USA), Mark Custom Recording (USA), PARMA Recordings (USA), Ablaze (Australia), and Phasma-Music (Poland). Her music scores have been published by Golden Hearts Publications (Japan) and Universal Edition (Vienna). In recent years, Huang's works have been increasingly performed throughout the European, Asian, and American continents. She is currently the resident composer of Hotshot Cello Choir.

She currently resides in the United States, and before Corona, she occasionally returned to Taiwan.

She was one of the composers contracted by Golden Hearts Publications during its start-up period.

In the beginning, Golden Hearts Publications' music was mainly for wind band, but Ssu-Yu suggested that I handle works for guitar, piano, cello, chamber music, etc., and I began to handle works for compositions other than wind band, wind or brass instruments, and percussion.

Perhaps it was she who inspired me to expand the range of works I handle.

▼Click here for Ssu-Yu Huang's works (also available for wind band).

Today was the Ssu-Yu Huang feature to coincide with the new release.

If you find sheet music that you think you can play, please give it a try!

(Shuhei Umemoto, Golden Hearts Publications)