(b. 28 December 1969, Seremban).
Malaysian composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed in Asia; he is also active as a pianist.
Mr. Chan studied at the Kyōto University of Education, where he received his BEd in 1994 and MEd in 1996, both in composition and music education. He later earned his DLit in ethnomusicology and music education at Ōsaka University in 2002.
Among his honours is the Award of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (for his research into the Malaysian folksongs of Ulu Tembeling).
As a pianist, he often plays in the jazz trio Jazz It in Kuala Lumpur.
Mr. Chan is also active in other positions. As a music researcher, he has studied the Malaysian folksongs of Ulu Tembeling, on grants from the government of Malaysia. As a committee member of the Malaysian Association of Music Education, he helped to organise the First National Music Education Conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2002. In addition, he trains the chorus of the Universiti Putra Malaysia in Seri Kembangan.
He has lectured on composition and music education at the Universiti Putra Malaysia since 1996, where he also supervises research projects.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Rentak Ria, 1996
Drum King, 2 drum kits, big band, 1997
Final Countdown, 1999
Joget Sonata, violin, marimba, 1996
Muda, violin, piano, marimba, 1996
A Short Story, violin, marimba, 1996
Suite Melayu, clarinet, piano, 1996
Anak ayam, flute, bassoon, trumpet, cello, timpani, percussion, 1997
Electric Company, synthesizers (1 player), computer, 1998
Lima, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin, cello, 1998
Six Fugues, mixed chorus, 1994
Medley of Japanese Folksongs, orchestra, 1994
Comédien (song from France), mixed chorus, 1995
Paris (song from France), mixed chorus, 1995
Anak Ikan (folksong from Malaysia), clarinet, piano, 1996
Mayonaka no Izagaya (song from Japan), mixed chorus, 1996
Rasa Sayang (folksong from Malaysia), mixed chorus, 1997 (also version for clarinet, violin, piano, 1997)
Symphonie Nr. 40 in G-moll, K 550 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), orchestra, 1997
Allemande (George Frideric Handel), soprano recorder, synthesizers (1 player), computer, 1998
Csárdás, electric violin, synthesizers (1 player), computer, 1998
Intrada (Georg Muffat), violin, synthesizers (1 player), computer, 1998
Mandarin Medley 1, brass band, 1999
Bujang Lapok (P. Ramlee), mixed chorus, 2000
Joget Pahang (P. Ramlee), mixed chorus, 2000
Nona, Nona (folksong from Malaysia), mixed chorus, 2000
The Dance of the Golden Snake (melody from China), brass band, 2001
Dimanakan Ku Cari Ganti (P. Ramlee), brass band, 2001
Getaran Jiwa (P. Ramlee), brass band, 2001 (also version for mixed chorus, 2001)
Impian Terlaksana – Lagu patriotik (patriotic music from Malaysia), mixed chorus, 2001
Mandarin Medley 2, brass band, 2001