The VBC is pleased to announce the winner of our 2018 Choral Composition Competition. We would like to congratulate, Roydon Tse for winning the top prize with his work “Glorify!” for choir, organ and brass quintet. Our jury reviewed all compositions anonymously and unanimously awarded Roydon our top prize. The work will be premiered at Christmas with the Bach Choir 2018 on Sunday, December 2nd. Congratulations Roydon!
Named one of CBC Music’s Top 30 under 30 Canadian Classical musicians in 2017, Canadian composer Roydon Tse (b.1991) has collaborated with the Brussels Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Cecilia String Quartet, and members of the Paris Opera Orchestra. His concert music is recognized both nationally and internationally, and he is the winner of the Washington International Composition Prize (2015), three SOCAN Foundation Awards for Canadian Composers (2015-16), and the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Emerging Artist Award (2018) among others.
Born in Hong Kong, Roydon began musical studies on the piano and violin which eventually led to his interest in composition. He completed his Bachelors at UBC and is completing his DMA at the University of Toronto with Dr. Norbert Palej. Currently based in Toronto, he is a member of SOCAN and an associate of the Canadian Music Center.
To learn more about Roydon and hear some of his other compositions, visit his website – https://roydontse.com/