With his music which has been described as “powerful” and “haunting” (The New York Times), Zhuosheng Jin, born in 1991, Ningbo, China, is a composer, pianist, and author. Jin’s music spans on a variety of instrumentations and mediums, including orchestra, chamber, solo, electronic, and film music. Throughout his works, Jin has been interested in relationships between texture and sound. His pieces are often comprised of two or more alternating musical gestures going from a starting point to a destination point with richness of sound varieties and rational procedures.
Jin's music has been programmed in four continents, seventeen countries in Festival Archipel, Impuls Academy, Composit New Music Festival, Livorno Music Festival, Delian New Music Festival, outHear New Music Week, CEME Festival, ARCO Université, Echings New Music Festival, June in Buffalo New Music Festival, Atlantic New Music Festival, São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival, VIPA Festival, Seoul Global Week, and Beijing Modern Music Festival, etc. He writes for Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra, Klangforum Wien (soloists), Meitar Ensemble, Ensemble Itinéraire (soloists), Les Métaboles, Ensemble Multilatérale, Quatuor Béla, Ensemble Mdi, Syntax Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, JACK Quartet, Ensemble Mise-en, Trío Arbós, Zone Expérimentale, Ensemble Novel (soloists), and Studio TimeArt, etc., and works with conductors such as Pierre-André Valade, Jean-Philippe Wurtz, Guillaume Bourgogne, Kanako Abe, Pasquale Corrado, Yongyan Hu, and Daye Lin, et al. He has upcoming activities in China, Canada, Spain, the US, and France in IRCAM-ManiFeste, June in Buffalo Music Festival, and Festival Mixtur with Ensemble Intercontemporain (soloists), Trio Émerillon, Slee Ensemble, and McGill Wind Symphony, etc.
He wins the prize of the 2019 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award (3rd prize, Japan), 2017-18 Société de concerts de Montréal Emerging Composers Competition (selected winner, Canada), and 2017 TURNmusic Collegiate Composition Prize (exclusive winner, US), and has been mentioned in 2018-19 Breaking Music International Composition Contest (Italy), 2018 I/CREATION Composition Competition (US), 2019 Lake George Composition Competition (US), and 2018 Giovannini Composition Competition (Italy). Besides, he is currently the holder of numerous McGill University scholarships.
Began to study piano at the age of seven, and then composition at thirteen, Jin holds degrees from Oberlin College (BA ‘15) and Boston University (MM ‘17), and is currently a DMus. fellow at McGill University with Philippe Leroux. He also studies with, among others, Joshua Fineberg, Josh Levine, Alex Mincek, and Xiaogang Ye (composition), Shuxing Zheng, Robert Shannon, Webb Wiggins, and David Breitman (keyboard), Davide Ianni (electronic music), and Christoph Neidhöfer (music theory), among others. Jin also followed private lessons and master-classes with Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Pierluigi Billone, Stefano Gervasoni, Alberto Posadas, and Philippe Manoury, et al.
Jin has also worked as an author, director, and curator. Projects include “At the Last Day” (director, screenwriter, and leading actor; short drama, 2009 made in Beijing), “Funeral of Adam” (director, screenwriter, and leading actor; film, 2012 made in Xi'An), “Eyes and Mind” (curator and sound director; art exhibition, 2015 in Shenzhen Art Academy), and “HOME” (sound artist, installation, 2017 made in Boston), etc.
Besides of being a doctoral student, Jin currently also works as a lecturer at McGill University and has previously taught at McGill and Boston University as a teaching assistant. His lectures have been highly acclaimed in several universities and were warmly welcomed by students.
With his music which has been described as “powerful” and “haunting” (The New York Times), Zhuosheng Jin is a Chinese composer and writer. Throughout his works, Jin has been interested in relationships between texture and sound.
Jin's music has been programmed worldwide in four continents, seventeen countries amongst some most important festivals. He is also the winner of numerous international awards and prizes in Asia, Europe, and North America.
Holds degrees from Oberlin College (BA ‘15) and Boston University (MM ‘17), Jin is currently a DMus. fellow in composition at McGill University. His teachers include Philippe Leroux, Josh Levine, Joshua Fineberg, and Xiaogang Ye, et al.
Jin also currently teaches music theory at McGill University as a lecturer.
金卓晟，作曲家。他的音乐被形容为“有说服力，难以忘怀的。”（《纽约时报》）1991年出生于中国宁波市，7岁习琴，师从郑曙星教授。金氏曾求学于中央音乐学院附中、欧柏林学院和波士顿大学，现为麦吉尔大学作曲博士生，师从法国作曲家Philippe Leroux。他的作曲老师还包括徐之彤、叶小纲、Joshua Fineberg、Josh Levine，和Alex Mincek 等。除此之外，他也活跃于Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Pierluigi Billone, Stefano Gervasoni, Alberto Posadas, 和 Philippe Manoury 等人的私人课程和大师课。
金氏的音乐至今上演于四个大洲的十七个国家，他参与的音乐节包括北京现代音乐节, Festival Archipel, Impuls Academy, Composit New Music Festival, Livorno Music Festival, Delian New Music Festival, outHear New Music Week, CEME Festival, ARCO Université, Echings New Music Festival, June in Buffalo New Music Festival, Atlantic New Music Festival, São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival, Seoul International Global Week, 和 VIPA Festival 等，并与北京交响乐团、浙江交响乐团、东京交响乐团、Klangforum Wien soloists, Meitar Ensemble, Ensemble Itinéraire soloist, Les Métaboles, Ensemble Multilatérale, Quatuor Béla, Ensemble Mdi, Syntax Ensemble, JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Mise-en, Trío Arbós, Zone Expérimentale, Ensemble Novel soloists, 和时间艺术工作室，指挥家胡咏言, Pierre-André Valade, Jean-Philippe Wurtz, Guillaume Bourgogne, Pasquale Corrado, 和阿部加奈子等团体和个人合作。
金氏是多种奖项的获得者，包括2019 年日本武满彻作曲赏的第三名、2017-18 Société de concerts de Montréal 新兴作曲家大奖，和2017 TURNmusic 学院作曲比赛的一等奖。他同时也入围了2019 Breaking Music 作曲比赛、2018 Mivos I/CREATION 作曲比赛和2018 Giovannini 作曲比赛的终选名单。与此同时，他也是多种奖学金的拥有者和候选人。
© 2019 by Zhuosheng Jin.