Jon Yu

Jon Yu (Taiwan-United States, b. 1988) is a Taiwanese-American composer whose works explore notions of ritual, utility, and excess. His works have been performed by ensembles such as Mivos Quartet, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Wet Ink Ensemble, AuditivVokal Dresden, Earplay, and haegeum player Soo Yeon Lyuh, at festivals such as June in Buffalo (2014), Dian Red Kechil (2015), Darmstadt Ferienkurse (2016), Pacific Rim Music Festival (2017), Festival Musica (2018), Festival Barcelona Modern (2019), and impuls Festival (2019). He was the recipient of the 2017 Mivos/Kanter Prize for his string quartet “O reche modo,” and was the laureate of the Prix Alain Baltes for his vocal sextet “PEK TI.” Jon is currently a PhD candidate in composition at UC Berkeley, where he studies with Franck Bedrossian, Ken Ueno, and Edmund Campion.