Composer LIU Yintong, China

LIU Yintong is a composer and teacher at the Composition Department of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music, China. She entered the Composition Department of the Central Conservatory of Music in 2007 to study composition with Prof. QIN Wenchen. After her graduation in 2012, she went to Germany and studied composition with Prof. Walter Zimmermann at Berlin University of the Arts, earning the Master of Arts with distinction. Since 2018, she has been pursuing for DMA degree with Prof. CHEN Yi, Prof. ZHOU Long, and Prof. Yotam Haber at the Composition Department, Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Her compositions include chamber music, orchestral music, and others. In 2010, her chamber work Full of Twists and Turns was premiered in Hong Kong, which was commissioned by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Her Duo of Cellos Flowing Water and the chamber piece The Inspiration of Spirits were performed in Berlin in 2013. In the year of 2014, with cooperation of saxophonist Prof. Detlef Bensmann, LIU composed the saxophone solo work Crying Monkey Climbs the Tree, which was performed in Berlin and Tianjin. Her chamber work Static State was premiered in Tianjin May Music Festival in 2015. Chinese orchestra work Two Lions Playing Ballwas premiered by the Taipei Chinese Orchestra in Taiwan in 2016. She took part in 2016 Personnel Training Project for Promoting the Nationalization of the Art of Accordion held by the China National Arts Fund and composed an accordion work Reflection, which was premiered in Tianjin May Music Festival in China, 2017. Her Duet of Violin and Piano Memorial Ⅱ won the first prize of 2019 UMKC Chamber Music Composition Competition.