asian american music: a cyberguide | genre > classical music

Classical Music

"Asian Americans Struggle for Acceptance in the Classical Music World"
by Barbara Jepson, The Wall Street Journal January 2, 1991. Posted on Model Minority: A Guide to Asian American Empowerment.
Article by Joseph Lam

"Breaking the Great Wall.”

NewMusicBox, Issue No. 4, August 1999
Involving Asian American composers and performers
New press release and concert notes
.CD review

  Chou Wen-Chung


Chou Wen-Chung A 75th Birthday celebration
Biography Columbia University
“Yun” and “Windswept Peaks,” Composers commentary
Cursive A Brief note on the composition
Chou Wen-Chung CD review and information
"Chinese in America" by Steven Ledbetter. Boston Modern Orchestra Project, 2002.

   Melissa Hui


Main Page Biography, discography, and sound clips of this Canadian composer\

    Jason Kao Hwang


An Ocean at this Moment Concert, May 8, 1999; world premiere of this oratio.
The Floating Box: A Story in Chinatown Asia Society, Arts & Culture, 2000.
"The Floating Box: An Interview with Jason Kao Hwang, Jean Randich, and Catherine Filloux" AsiaSource, October 2001.
Caverns The Far East Band. New World Records
"Flight of Whispers" (1996) Commentary from radio broadcast, WJFF, Monday Afternoon Classics with Gandalf, June 14, 1999.
Interior Migrations Commentary on Music from China website, Premiere Works VIII, Newsletter Vol. 8 No. 1, Spring 1999.
Picture Gallery Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, January 1999.

     Bun-Ching Lam


Homepage Features bio, audio samples, and CD reviews.

     P. Q. Phan


"P.Q. Phan: Reborn in the U.S.A.” Article from Asian American Composers

     Bright Sheng


Biography Courtesy of the University of Michigan School of Music
Biography Shimmer Music

     Chinary Ung


Biography and Discography Music department from the UC-San Diego
Biography Courtesy of WW Norton
"Pacifica" American Composers Orchestra concert, October 15, 2000. Program Notes for “Inner Voices.”
Review of "Pacifica" “Comments from ACO’s October 15, 2000 “Pacifica” concert.” Includes notes on Chinary Ung’s “Inner Voices.”
Grand Spiral CD review
Notes for Grand Alap A Window into the Sky: Art of the States, WGBH. Includes sound file.
San Jose Symphony Concert Review included Chinary Ung’s “Sakrava.” Metroactive, Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2000.

Individual Performers

     Ahn Trio


Homepage Includes bio, updated artist information, CD reviews, and much more.

     Sarah Chang


Biography Courtesy of EMI classics
Newsweek Interview by Jeremy Caplan, Aug. 9 1999
Interview on PBS "Live from the Lincoln Center" March 3 1998
“Past Prodigy: Violinist Sarah Chang,”, Dec. 3, 1999

     Gloria Cheng-Cochran


"Artist Interview with Gloria Cheng" Piano Forte News, 8/21/00

     Yo-Yo Ma


Official Website
Biography at Sony Classical
Biography in International Directory of Musicians (online)
"Yoyo Ma: A Classic Example of Asian American Artistry!” Courtesy of
The Silk Road Homepage
"On the Silk Road with Yo-Yo Ma" NPR interview, including sound file
"Continuity in Diversity: Yo-Yo Ma" by Edith Eisler. Excerpt of article published in Strings magazine, no. 94 May/June 2001.

     Jon Nakamatsu


Official Website of the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Interview November 1998, on Web Concert Hall
Artist Profile Courtesy of NPR's "Performance Today"

     Seiji Ozawa


Homepage Courtesy of Sony Classical
Profile Courtesy of
Interview Courtesy of PBS' Great Performances "Dialogue"
"Seiji Ozawa Says Goodbye" Articles, interviews, and links on NPR “Weekend Edition,” July 14, 2002
Seiji Ozawa’s Tanglewood Farewell Courtesy of New Berkshire
Biography Telarc biography and discography

Back to Main



























Printable Versions

Asian American Music: General Sources

Ethnic Groups

Genre Listing

Geographic Listing

Record Companies and Production


About the creators

Suggestion for the CyberGuide?