Chonglian Yu, is a composer, sound artist, and programmer from China, currently based in Austria. The focus of his artistic practice is for shaping sonic language into a connective medium with the external reality. Ranging from instrumental music to electronic music, sound installation, interdisciplinary performance, his works explore the connection between sensory experience and artistic perception. His compositional interests are closely tied to the realization of technology and his cultural roots.
Yu's works have been performed and exhibited worldwide at various concerts and festivals by ensembles and musicians such as Ensemble Linea, Ensemble PHACE, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME), Jack Quartet, Keiko Murakami, Mivos Quartet,MolOt-Ensemble, Proxima Centauri,Roadrunner Trio, Sound Icon, etc.
Born in Hangzhou, China, Yu studied cello and later composition from a very young age. He has finished his bachelor's degree in classical composition in Boston, the United States, and his master's degree in contemporary composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Netherlands with Wim Henderickx and Jorrit Tamminga and computer music at IEM, Graz with Marko Ciciliani.