Viola Yip

Composer, 2012



A native of Hong Kong, Viola Yip is an emerging music composer who always draws inspiration from life as well as visual arts imagery and transform them into her musical compositions.

Yip is graduating for her master’s degree in Music Composition in Bowling Green State University in August 2012, under the tutelage of Dr. Christopher Dietz and Dr. Elainie Lillios. During the residency at BGSU, she serves as a teaching assistant in undergraduate theory/aural skills area. Her compositions have been performed in Hong Kong, United States and Italy, which include the appearance at Radio 4 of Radio and Television of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Young Composers Program and HighSCORE Festival, Women Composers Festival at Hartford, Vox Novus Composers’ Voice concert series and Ravinia Festival. Recently, she was invited as a guest composer at the concert “In the Tranquil Night: A Night with the music of Donald Man-Ching Yu: series III” in Jan 2012, in Hong Kong.

She finished her bachelor degree in Hong Kong Baptist University, with a visiting year at Ball State University. Her composition teachers also included Dr. Christopher Coleman, Dr. Christopher Keyes, Dr. Keith Kothman and Dr. Derek Johnson.


Inescapable Resonance
for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano


I Hear That Voice
for bass clarinet, piano, cello, and alto saxophone