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Biography
A multi-faceted composer, Alan Chan has written music for concert, film, theatre and installation, and across many genres and styles. Chan’s music has been recognized with honors and funding from ASCAP, American Composers Forum (ACF), Percussive Arts Society (PAS), Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH), among others. His works has been presented in music festivals such as Chamber Music Conference (Bennington), Imagine Festival, International Jazz Composers Symposiums, Musica Danubiana (Slovania) and Oregon Bach Festival. Chan’s commission works include Acala and Bitter Melon for Chinese instruments (Melody of China, San Francisco), Qin for soprano and percussion (Snell Duo) and Sweet Bach (Lien Percussion Ensemble, Taiwan). He is currently the program director of Gateway Performance Series and a member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop in New York City.
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