Singaporean composer Yuting Tan writes music which explores the interaction of different sounds to form unique colors and textures. Her music has been recognized with awards including first prize in the Macht Competition for Orchestral Composition (2018), first prize in the Virginia Carty deLillo Composition Competition (2018), and third prize in the Prix d’Été Competition (2017) at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and has had works performed in Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Italy. Recent collaborations include performances by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, ~Nois, Alarm Will Sound, Now Hear This, Unassisted Fold, Ensemble Soundinitiative, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) New Music Ensemble, and violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved.
Yuting is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition at the University of Chicago on a full fellowship from the Division of the Humanities. She also holds master’s of music degrees in music composition and music theory pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s of music degree in music composition with honors (Highest Distinction), awarded jointly by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (National University of Singapore) and the Peabody Institute.