Composer - Him, Sophy

The First Strike (written for NZTrio and Cambodian ensemble Tray So – premiered March 2011) – 10′

HIM Sophy is the most important composer living and working in Cambodia today.  He is a professor at the Royal University of Fine Arts and the Royal Academy of Cambodia.  Born into a musical family in Prey Veng province, he began his musical studies in 1972.  During the Pol Pot regime he was forced to work in a labour camp.  In 1985 he received a scholarship to study in Moscow, where he lived for the next decade, earning doctorates in composition and musicology.  His opera, Where Elephants Weep, which integrates Cambodian instruments with a western rock band, was a sensational success when it was produced in Cambodia in 2008.

Subscribe to E-news

Latest from Facebook

NZTrio
NZTrioThursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 9:48am
Those who experienced our “InterFusions” concert will be excited to hear about this, from the composer of that exciting piece full of exotic rhythms, intonations and energies “Love Triangle”:
NZTrio
NZTrioTuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 3:43pm
Latest review in from Sunday's concert from William Dart at nzherald.co.nz. Thanks to everyone who chose us over the rugby! We managed to do both with a post-concert recorded version over pizzas and beersies. We are 'NZ' trio after all :)
NZTrio
NZTrioTuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 11:49am
Auckland Town Hall
There's always a moment in the interval to snap a selfie! #priorities 🤭

Thank you to everyone who came to Sunday's concert in the Concert Chamber, we loved playing for you 🧡✨

Latest from Twitter

© 2015-2020
Made in Tel Aviv, Israel by Virtuti-D
rfwbs-sliderfwbs-sliderfwbs-sliderfwbs-slide