Yu-Hui Chang wins Arts and Letters Award from American Academy of Arts and Letters
The award honors outstanding artistic achievement and "acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice," according to the academy. It comes with a $10,000 prize, along with an additional $10,000 toward the recording of one work of composition.
Chang's compositions have been performed around the globe. She has received commissions from Harvard University's Fromm Music Foundation, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Earplay and many more.
Along with Chang, composers Lisa Bielawa, Jan Krzywicki and Andrew Norman were also named winners of the 2017 award.
Located in New York City, the American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 to "foster, assist, and sustain an interest in literature, music, and the fine arts. The Academy annually honors more than 50 composers, artists, architects and writers with awards ranging from $5000 to $100,000, along with supporting activities such as art exhibitions, architecture and readings of new musicals.