2017 Guggenheim Fellowship
Saturday 15 April, 2017 JH has been awarded a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, which includes the sponsorship of a new work for the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (Chinese instrument orchestra) and its music director Yeh Tsung.
Croatia summer program for composer/performers
Saturday 15 April, 2017 JH will run the 14th annual summer course for composer/performers as part of the “UPBEAT” International Summer Music School in the town of Milna on the beautiful Adriatic island of Brac in Croatia. The course will run from 20 through 31 July, 2017.
The Rumpus interview with Jennifer Higdon
Saturday 15 April, 2017 JH’s interview with composer Jennifer Higdon was recently published in the online arts journal The Rumpus: Read interview at The Rumpus
Saturday 8 October, 2016 JH was commissioned to write a work for string trio and harp in memory of his sister, harpist Deborah Hoffman. The work, called “of Deborah, for Deborah”, was co-commissioned by Summerfest in La Jolla, CA; Chamber Music International in Dallas, TX and the Aspen Music Festival. The work was performed at all three venues and an additional performance took place on Sunday 6 November at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Saturday 8 October, 2016 JH is a guest composer/pianist at three universities in Texas in mid-October: Texas State University (San Marcos), University of Texas at San Antonio and Southwestern University (Georgetown). Details of performances of his music are to be found on the ‘performances’ page.
Saturday 11 June, 2016 JH was recently commissioned by Beijing guzheng virtuoso Qiu Ji to write a trio for sheng, guzheng and percussion. The work will be performed in Beijing and recorded for CD release in January, 2017.
ACC Festival in Korea
Saturday 21 May, 2016 JH has been invited to be a composer in residence at the first edition of the Asia Music Festival in Gwangju, South Korea. The festival will take place from 24 to 26 November, 2016. During the festival, JH’s “The Dizi in my Life” will be performed by dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) virtuoso Zhang Weiliang with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. More information on the ACC website: /www.acc.go.kr/en
The Rumpus interview with Paul Lansky
Thursday 21 April, 2016 JH’s interview with composer Paul Lansky was recently published in the online arts journal The Rumpus: Read interview at The Rumpus