Kangyi Zhang


Kangyi Zhang is a flutist-composer whose programmatic music often highlights important historical events. As a flutist, he has performed on various stages in Singapore, Malaysia and the United States. He studied music in Singapore and the United States (Brown University, Northwestern University, University of California at Los Angeles). His composition mentors are Bernard Tan Tiong Gie, Gerald Shapiro, Jay Alan Yim, Bruce Broughton, Drew Schnurr and Ian Krouse. His music has been performed in Singapore, United States (California, New York, Florida, Alabama), United Kingdom and Ukraine. Notably, Kangyi’s trombone concerto “Let Freedom Ring!” premiered by Wes Lebo and the NAFA Wind Orchestra was broadcasted on KDLG Alaska public radio “Prevailing Winds” and the Missouri Symphony podcast “Summer Nights”.

Selected Performances


Unit 731: The Museum and the Survivors (trio version)
Lviv Chamber Orchestra, Hall of the Philharmonia of Lviv, Ukraine, 6th Nov 2015

Special Mention Winner 3rd Edition Orient/Occident 2015 Composers Competition and Forum


Pavlov’s Life Cues
Cicada Consort (supporting Parkinson’s disease research, Michael J Fox Foundation)
University of Alabama, Moody Concert Hall and Recital Hall, Alabama, 26th March 2016


Crossing the Border
Traveling Tunes | Traveling Sounds, New Music Masterworks
The New Music Conflagration, Inc. Florida, 30th November 2016

Let Freedom Ring! for Trombone (Wes Lebo) and Wind Ensemble
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Wind Orchestra (Music Director: Joost Flach)
Lee Foundation Theatre, Singapore, 16th March 2017

Broadcasted on “Prevailing Sunday”, Alaska KDLG Public Radio, 1st October 2017


Unit 731: The Museum and the Survivors (chamber orchestra version)
ADDO Chamber Orchestra, “Have You Experienced?” Composition Lab and Competition
Singapore Chinese Cultural Center, Singapore, 17th July 2017

Audience Choice Award Winner


Postcards from Singapore (Senior Category)
Cyclic Coexistence (Artist Category) 

2017 National Piano & Violin Competition (Singapore) Competition Set Pieces
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra Hall, Singapore, 5th December 2017