Roydon Tse (b. 1991, Hong Kong) is a Canadian composer, pianist and student.
Originally from Hong Kong, Tse began his musical studies at a young age with piano and violin lessons. Roydon’s talent was recognized when, at 13 years of age, he was awarded a major music scholarship for study in the United Kingdom at Eastbourne College, an independent boarding school. At age 14, his compositional experiments began in earnest and his music has since been performed by elite ensembles such as the UBC Contemporary players, Land’s End Chamber Ensemble, the Slide Rule Trombone Choir, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, and the Edmonton, Victoria, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras. Tse is currently a Bachelor of Music student at the University of British Columbia studying composition with Dr. Dorothy Chang and piano with Alice Enns.
Already winner of several awards, he was the first prize laureate of the Land’s End Chamber Ensemble’s 12th Annual Emerging Composers Competition (2012), the first prize winner of the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra’s National Student Composers Competition (2011), the winner of the Stantec Youth Artists Award at the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, Edmonton (2009), and most recently, the winner of the Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest (2012).
Apart from composing, he performs for the Health Arts Society’s Artsway Ambassador program, arranges and composes pieces for several weddings, and teaches piano and composition to students of all ages.
Works for Winds
- Centennial Fanfare "100" (2015)
- Royden Tse, Vanguard Voices Accessed 24 January 2016
- Roydon Tse website