GORDON SHI-WEN CHIN (b 1957 )
Gordon Chin was born in 1957 in Taiwan, and is among the most active composers in his native country. His
compositions include four Symphonies, a Cantata, Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto, numerous choral works,
chamber works, five percussion quartets, and works for solo instruments. He has a DMA degree from the Eastman
School of Music, where he studied with Samuel Adler and Christopher Rouse, and serves as music director of the Yin-
Qi Chorus and Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, where he is a faculty member of Taiwan National Normal University.
Gordon Chin’s works have been performed worldwide by ensembles such as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the
Asia Pacific Orchestra in Los Angeles, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Yuodia Chorus and Orchestra in
Tokyo, Ensemble 2e2m of France, and the Amadinda Percussion Group of Hungary, among many others.