Diana Soh

Diana Soh was born in 1984 in Singapore and received her first musical training in piano, voice and composition locally. An alumnus of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory and the University at Buffalo, she has received commissions for orchestral, choral, ensemble, vocal and electronic works from prestigious, institutes, festivals and ensembles in the European contemporary music world. She was the recipient of the 2015 NAC Young Artist Award and the impuls composition competition. Her works have also been broadcasted on Deutschlandfunk (Cologne Radio), ORF (Austrian TV/Radio) Danish Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Radio 3 and France Musique identifying her as ’a composer to follow’ (une compositrice à suivre).

Her musical interest is currently directed at exploring performance interactivity as well as obtaining specific sound colours from the intimate collaboration with performers. She has collaborated with ensembles like the Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Court Circuit, Ensemble Multilatérale, Athelas Sinfonietta and Klangforum Wien among many others. She has also spent two years at IRCAM for a specialised course in computer music and new technologies and was Composer-in-Residence for 2 years (2012 & 2013) at the National Center for Creation – La Muse en Circuit in partnership with Conservatoire d’Ivry sur Seine and Festival Extension. This concluded with a one-hour monographic concert on her works during the 2013 Festival Extension.

Upcoming projects include a site-specific work for Les Métaboles, E-MEX-Ensemble, and for Trio K/D/M, Elise Chauvin (singer), and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Court-Circuit.

Diana Soh beim Beethovenfest

24

September

19

Thu

8:00 pm

‘Blackbird’

  • Joachim Schloemer director
  • Diana Soh music, Composition
  • Anne-Sophie Raemy set, costumes
  • Marcela Ruiz Quintero dance
  • Elise Chauvin voice
  • E-MEX-Ensemble
  • Evelin Degen flute
  • Felicia Meric violoncello
  • Carsten Langer drums
  • Matthias Geuting organ
  • Jörn Nettingsmeier
Kreuzkirche