Biography 简介

About Shen Ye

Dr. SHEN Ye, composer, is regarded as “one of the most fascinating representatives of contemporary Music in China setting accessible Chinese culture to his own musical language” (Accentus Music). He starts a new collaboration in 2019 with Breitkopf & Härtel from the publication of his works. His achievements have attracted worldwide attention, and musical critics acclaimed his music as “Very delicate, complex and rich in interactions in a micro-scale.” (Ircam 2014) “His music refers with disturbing artistic intensity to existential questions of life.” (Elmar Lampson, HfMT 2010) “this fascinating violin concerto is a very globalized modern music, in a very personal musical language.” ( Remy Franck, Pizzicato 2019)

He is the winner of Bach-Preis-Stipendium (2011), his In Memoriam got the 1st prize of the 13th China National Symphony Awards (2007), his thesis Inward Landscape was listed in the “Top 10 music analyses during 19792011” by China Music Golden-Bell Awards (2011).

Shen was commissioned by Klangspuren, Heidelberger Frühling, and many international music festivals & associations. Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Les Amis, Ensemble TIMF, AsianArt Ensemble, Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert Wien, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and world-renowned soloists Wu Wei, Yoo Hong, Zhi-Jong Wang, Lini Gong, etc. bring his works around the world.

Currently, Shen is the associate professor of composition and orchestration at Shanghai Conservatory of Music (2003 – ), the famous and oldest music conservatory of China.


Check Shen Ye’s composer portrait in German at Breitkopf & Härtel.

关于沈葉

作曲家沈葉,被认为是“中国当代音乐最具吸引力的代表之一,将中国文化融入他自己的音乐语言”(Accentus Music)。他是Breitkopf & Härtel音乐出版社的首位华人签约作曲家。该社出版、代理他的全部作品并向国际宣传推广。沈葉是德国汉莎州议会“巴赫奖金”(Bach-Preis-Stipendium, 2011)、中国文化部全国音乐作品(交响乐)评奖第一名及文华奖一等奖(2007)中国音乐金钟奖首届理论评论奖(2011)等数十个海内外奖项和荣誉的获得者。

沈葉由各国音乐节邀约的作品,以及他与众多一流乐团和同行的合作,受到了音乐家、听众和媒体的关注。他和他的作品被评价为:“非常精美、富于交互并充满迷人细节”;(IRCAM 2014)“他创作有巨大的内在独创性的、富于色彩和深刻表现力的、最有个性的音乐”;(Elmar Lampson, HfMT 2010)“令人沉醉入迷的协奏曲,沈葉用非常个人化的音乐语言,创作世界性的、这个时代的音乐”。(Remy Franck, Pizzicato 2019

沈葉博士现任上海音乐学院作曲系副教授,教授作曲和管弦乐配器法(SHCM, 2003-)。


查阅沈葉在上海音乐学院官方网站上的个人页面


1977 born in Jiangsu Wuxi, China.

1983 studied piano with YE Lang-huan (1983-88), YANG Yan-ru (1988-90), YE Hui-fang (1989), and started to study composition in 1989 with DENG Er-bo.

1990 passed the examination and entered into the Middle School Affiliated with Shanghai Conservatory of Music. During 1990 – 96, He studied composition with DENG Er-bo.

1996 studied Composition and Piano in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, composition course with WANG Jian-zhong (1996) and YANG Li-qing (1997-2001), piano course with ZHOU Shi-yu (1998-2001).

2001 studied master degree course in SHCM. For Harmony, he studied with SANG Tong and CHEN Zhong-hua (2001), for Orchestration, with YANG Li-qing (2002-04).

2003 started to teach Instrumentation and Orchestration in SHCM. During 2008 to 2015, he studied Advanced Orchestration Theory with YANG Li-qing and got the PhD degree.

2009 Guest lecturer of Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (HfMT).

2011 Visiting scholar of Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK).

2013 studied Music Composition and Computing Curriculum at Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM).


1977年,出生于中国江苏无锡。

1983年,随叶琅環学习钢琴,1988至1990年随杨晏如学习钢琴,其间(1989)也得到叶慧芳的教导,1989年邓尔博开始教他作曲。

1990年,沈叶考入上海音乐学院附属中学作曲班,在附中6年时间里,作曲继续师从邓尔博。钢琴、和声等课业,由顾其华、茅培文、陈中华、沈一鸣、郭良指导。

1996年,沈叶考入上海音乐学院作曲系本科,作曲主课师从王建中(1996)、杨立青(1997至2001)。钢琴、和声、复调、曲式、配器等课业,由张靖、沈一鸣、林华、钱亦平、杨立青指导。1998年,沈叶再次参加钢琴系入学考试并通过录取,同时学习作曲、钢琴双专业,钢琴主课师从周士瑜(1998至2001)。2001年,沈叶被推荐为免试硕士研究生,和声方向,导师桑桐。因桑桐先生生病,由陈中华指导。2002年转到管弦乐法方向,导师杨立青(2002至2004)。

2003年,沈叶开始带配器改题,2004年硕士毕业后留校工作,教授配器分析(音乐学),并担任杨立青先生的助教(作曲本科配器法改题)。2007年,考入本院博士研究生,高级管弦乐法方向,导师杨立青。沈叶于2015年取得博士学位。

2009至2010年,沈叶受德国汉堡音乐与戏剧大学邀请,作为客座讲师任教。

2011年1月至2012年1月,他受柏林艺术大学邀请,作为中国国家留学基金委公派访问学者赴柏林一年。

2013年8月至2014年5月,沈叶考入法国蓬皮杜中心声学音乐协调研究所(IRCAM),接受电脑音乐作曲(Cursus)培训,受Mikhail Malt,Jean Lochard等指导。


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