About this Artist
Qigang Chen is a leading Chinese composer, who shares his working life between Beijing and Paris. His works show marked influence of traditional Chinese folk music, blended into idiomatic orchestral writing in an entirely organic way. His style is marked by exquisite orchestral textures and dramatic gestures, best represented in the celebrated work Iris dévoilée. Displaying a particular affinity for writing for the voice, he has worked with vocalists from various traditions and also served as Director of Music for the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony.