Ssu-Yu Huang, a native of Taiwan, enjoys an active career in contemporary music. Her compositions – covering a wide range of music with bold and delicate genres – are performed by professional musicians and orchestras in Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela. German maestro Günther Herbig praised her orchestral work, calling it “a modern and complex style, presenting her own characters and creativity.” She has received awards and honors including the first Call For Score of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan in 2010 (winner), the 2013 IBLA Grand Prize (Most Distinguished Award), the 2015 American Prize (semi-finalist in composition-chamber music), and the 2016 Maurice Ravel International Composition Competition. During 1997-2000, she was commissioned by Kazuhito Yamashita to compose many pieces for guitar solo, including the “Grand Music of Tang,” a suite of 24 pieces inspired by poems from the Tang Dynasty of China. In 2018, her orchestra piece “Heritage of Hakka” was premiered at the grand opening ceremony of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts Weiwuying. Her compositions have been published globally through companies such as Mahin Media (United States), Mark Custom Recording (United States), and Ablaze (Australia). Her wind band and ensemble scores have been published by Golden Hearts Publications (Japan). In recent years, Huang’s works have been increasingly performed throughout European, Asian, and American continents.


Beneath the Tide

Release Date: March 8, 2019
Catalog Number: NV6216
21st Century
String Orchestra
PARMA Recordings, together with the esteemed Croatian Chamber Orchestra, is proud to release BENEATH THE TIDE, a reflection on human emotion and experience through a collection of five concertos. As the title suggests, BENEATH THE TIDE looks under the surface, examining underlying human realities that rise to the surface with the arrival of life’s changes.