E14 Raymond Yiu: Forming a Creative Identity


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Raymond Yiu is a Hong-Kong born, London-based composer, jazz pianist, conductor and writer on music. Originally trained as an engineer, Yiu was self-taught as a composer until he undertook his DMus under the auspice of Julian Anderson at Guildhall in 2009. His debut album The World Was Once All Miracle showcases his talent with three identity-exploring works informed by his time at Guildhall.

  • How to get your foot on the ladder as a self-trained composer
  • Why he won’t be getting a publisher any time soon
  • Why Raymond never wrote the Cantonese pop songs that inspired him so much


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