Yeung-ping Chen is a Hong Kong-born composer. Over the course of his career, Chen has been awarded several prestigious prizes, including scholarships from Hong Kong (CASH Music Scholarship for Oversea Studies, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund) and grants from the International Summer Course in Darmstadt, Germany, the Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation, Diane Lin Memorial scholarship from the Friends of the International Center, Nee Commission Award, and Altius Fellowship from Asian Cultural Council in the United States.
Chen was composer-fellow for the Ensemble 2010 Project in Darmstadt, the International Ensemble Modern Academy in 2011, and June in Buffalo 2012. He has also worked with Christopher Rountree, Steven Schick, Marino Formenti, Mark Dresser, Susan Narucki, Alice Teyssier, Jessica Aszodi, James Cuddeford, Yuki Numata, Jeffrey Milarsky, the Mivos Quartet, the JACK Quartet, UMS n’ JIP (Switzerland), Tactus Ensemble (Manhattan School of Music), Red Fish Blue Fish, Ensemble Dal Niente (Chicago), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, La Jolla Symphony Orchestra, and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.
He earned his degrees at the Hong Kong Baptist University, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and the University of California, San Diego, with research focusing on telematic musical composition and hyper-transcriptional compositional process “Sonic Engraving.”