“...a breath of fresh air on our musical landscape”
- The Straits Times
"...music from a voice of the future"
- BBC Radio 3
The music of Chen Zhangyi has been described by BBC Radio 3 as “music from a voice of the future.” Nature is often a source of inspiration in his instrumental compositions, such as his violin concerto Vanda and orchestral work Rain Tree; his dramatic works such as the chamber opera cycle A Singapore Trilogy explores the musical representation of Singaporean culture. Zhangyi teaches Analysis and Composition at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore.