Malaysian composer Hong-Da Chin explores boundaries of different natures and enjoys investigating the tension-release relationship in his music. His musical voice draws inspiration from poetry, novella, and visual arts. Chin was a winner of the Bent Frequency 2022 Call for Scores and a finalist of the ASU Gammage Beyond and ASU Symphony Orchestra Commission Competition in 2018.
Chin’s music has been performed in the United States, Germany, France, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Austria, Poland, Israel, Mexico, Malaysia, Japan, the Philippines and Singapore. The ensembles and performers that have performed his music include the No Exit New Music Ensemble, Ogni Suono Saxophone Duo, Bent Frequency, Patchwork, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Altered Sound Duo among others. His music has been featured at the Spoleto Festival USA, World Saxophone Congress, Asian Composers League Festival and Conference, Society of Composers National Conference, WIU New Music Festival, University of Nebraska at Kearney New Music Festival, Bowling Green New Music Festival, NEOSonic Festival, Threshold Festival, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, Rasquache Artist Residency, Avaloch Farm Institute among others.
In addition to his work as a composer Chin is an accomplished Chinese flutist specializing in contemporary music. He has performed at venues such as the Carnegie Hall (NYC), Alice Tully Hall (NYC), John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington D.C.), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Asia Society (NYC), Phillips Collection (Washington D.C.), Huntington Library (LA), Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.), Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (Chicago), Art Institute of Chicago, and Silesian Theatre (Katowice, Poland).
Chin earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from BGSU in December 2017 studying with Marilyn Shrude and Mikel Kuehn.
Beyond his musical activities, Chin is an avid badminton player.