Chonglian Yu is a composer, sound artist, and programmer. His artistic practice focuses on shaping sonic language into a connective medium with external reality. Ranging from instrumental music to electronic music, sound installation, and 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 and more.
Born in Hangzhou, China, Yu studied cello and later composition from a very young age. He finished his bachelor's degree in classical composition in Boston, United States, and his master's degree in classical composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Netherlands, with Wim Henderickx and Jorrit Tamminga. Currently, he is studying computer music at IEM, Graz, with Marko Ciciliani.