Wong Chee Yean
Chee Yean is a Malaysian pianist and composer. He graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington in the USA, where he was under the tutelage of Mr Emile Naoumoff, who himself was a student of the great pedagogue Nadia Boulanger.
As a performer, Chee Yean has collaborated with some very fine musicians from the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in their Chamber Music Series, both as a pianist and a harpsichordist. A live recording of Mozart’s 25th Piano Concerto in collaboration with High Winds Ensemble in Yogjakarta was issued by Arts Music Today in Indonesia.
As a composer, though never been formally trained, two of his orchestral works, Six Sketches and Triptych, were performed by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Five of his songs for voice and piano published by Chin Yong Music Society have received their premieres in Malaysia, Singapore, China and the U.K. On Huygen’s Aria, written for wind Ensemble was published in Germany by Floricor Edition in 2010. He also arranges music for the wind ensemble on numerous occasions, one of which is the arrangement of Mozart 25th Piano Concerto with himself as the soloist, performed at the Georgetown Festival of Penang in and at the International Chamber Music Festival of Yogjakarta.
He is currently a full-time piano lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia.