Chonglian Yu, is a Chinese composer, and sound artist, who aims for shaping sonic language into connective medium with the external world. Ranging from instrumental works to sound arts, his works are constructed based on the sensory experience and artistic perception which reflect philosophical concept. Yu’s works have been performed and exhibited throughout Austria, China, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United States, by ensembles and musicians such as Ensemble Linea, Jack Quartet, Keiko Murakami, Mivos Quartet, Molot Ensemble, Phace Ensemble, Sound Icon, Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra, etc.
Yu was born in Hangzhou, China. He began to study composition and music theory by himself at age fourteen. Upon finishing his bachelor degree in Boston, United States, he is currently pursing his master degree in composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Netherlands, under the guidance of Wim Henderickx and Jorrit Tamminga. He also had private lessons with Beat Furrer, Kaija Sarriaho, Gilbert Nouno, Patricia Alessandrini, Pierluigi Billone, etc.