"I love to write different genres of music. To me, music has no limitations."
Taiwanese Composer, Yuchun Hu (aka Chloé Hu) has been awarded by Henry Mancini Foundation. The spread of her music includes contemporary, film score, and theatrical sound design. Apart from above, her collaborations with various contemporary artists, designers, and exhibitions are heard around the world.
Yuchun began her composition study with Mao-Shuen Chen at the age of fifteen, and received B.A in composition at National Taiwan Normal University in 2001. Eventually, she decided to expand her composition world beyond the concert hall, and began her film scoring studies at New York University where she studied film scoring with Ira Newborn and Ron Sadoff, composition with Pedro Da Silva, and received her master degree in 2008. Later she moved to Los Angeles to extend her career as well as enter her Ph.D program in composition at University of California-Los Angeles, studying composition with Paul Chihara, Ian Krouse, Roger Bourland; film scoring and Musical song-writing with Peter Golub. In 2014 summer, Yuchun received her Ph.D.
In 2008, Yuchun was admitted in to NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker. She was the honoured recipient of The Buddy Baker Scholarship.
In addition to her work, Dr. Hu has served as the music director of NeoSonance new music ensemble, the leader/founder of the band Dr. FANCY, and adjunct assistant professor at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan.
COMPOSITION COMMISSION CREDITS:
Zen - for wind trio (Resident-Composer with NYU student wind trio)
Knocking on the Dawn (commissioned by ICIA. Inc., conducted by Yuchun and premiered in Constanta, Romania)
Circuity - for wind trio (commissioned by Drew University)
Rainy Night (commissioned by violinist Yu-Ting Huang)
Triptych of Awakening (commissioned by NeoSonance)
Dance for Morsa (commissioned by TWNY Music Guild, New York)
As I See My Reflection in Your Eyes (commissioned by C Quadrat, Germany &Netherlands)
S-Curve- Quartet for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello (commissioned by MEANS Ensemble, Illinois)
FILM SCORE CREDITS:
The Abandoned Deity (VR Short, dir. Yi-Chun Kao, 2019 Kaohsiung Film Festival)
The Electric Leg (UCLA TFT, Film Archive)
River, Wind and Tree (Film Short, dir. Eunice Chen)
Pick a Future (Animated Short, dir. Yi-Chun Kao)
Burning the Midnight Oil (Documentary Short, dir. Hanjin Park, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation)
The Quiet Builder – John and Shige (Feature documentary, additional music by, dir. Koji Hayasaki)
MUSIC PRODUCTION CREDITS:
Documentary - Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood (Recording conductor | composer: Ron Sadoff, Gladeyes Films)
Musical - Clara's Christmas Dreams (Piano reduction | composer: Tim Starnes)
The Lord of the Ring Symphony (Additional copyist | composer: Howard Shore)
A Date with Myself (Sound designer / song arranger, Performance Workshop)
The Blue Horses (Sound designer / Lyricist / Songwriter, Performance Workshop)
The Flower Eaters (Mixing Production, Performance Workshop)
Finding Shangri-La (Lyricist / Songwriter / Music Producer, Performance Workshop)
ＡＷＡＲＤＳ＆ H O N O R S:
USLA Dissertation Year Fellowship
Edna and Yu-shan Han Award
Henry Mancini Award
Elaine Krown Klein Fine Art Scholarship
Herro Douglas Scholarship
The Buddy Baker Scholarship