Selected Compositions by Kam Kee Yong

Since his time at the Royal Academy of Music, Kee Yong's works have expanded to include orchestral, vocal, chamber and solo instrumental works. His music has been performed by the TOKK Ensemble of Tokyo, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra of Canada, the Delos and Petra String Quartets as well as soloists such as violinist, Ning Kam and percussionist, Francis Kam, among other orchestras, ensembles and soloists all over the world. In 1981, he was awarded the Cultural Medallion of Singapore, the highest achievement award for the arts in Singapore. One of his orchestral works for ballet, "The Five Sentiments" (1982) was commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Singapore, for the Singapore Festival of Arts for which he conducted the Festival Orchestra at its world premiere. His music continues to be performed around the world today. Most recently, Kee Yong has released a recording of his complete works for violin and piano, Cicada: The Complete Works for Violin and Piano by Kam Kee Yong, recorded by international prize-winning violinist, Ning Kam and pianist, David Laughton. The cover art for this disc was taken from an original painting by Kee Yong entitled Reminiscence, in which his deep cultural influence is equally and ardently expressed.

All the covers for the compositions listed below have been designed by the composer himself.

   

Originally composed for violin and piano in 2000, "Tang Shi Yue Yun" is based on Chinese poems written during the Tang Dynasty.

"Lao Jiang Xing" is also originally composed for violin
and piano and forms part of "Tang Shi Yue Yun".

   
   

Written in 1976, "Sonata 'Huai Ku' " was premiered in
the same year by the composer himself.
To listen to excerpts, please click on record cover.

Composed on commission for the TOKK Ensemble of Tokyo in 1978, this work was originally for violin and piano. Click on record cover to listen to excerpt.

   
   
 

Kam Kee Yong with his composition professor,
Dr. Alan Bush of the Royal Academy of Music.