The music of composer Conrad Asman (b. 1996) has gained international recognition as being “innovative and cutting edge” (Chorosynthesis) and spans a wide emotional range from “heart-rending” (The Esoterics), to “fun and festive” (Creative Feel). His work focuses on contructing compositions of harmonic and textural interest with a strong engagement in temporal direction. His works have been performed in Africa, Asia, Europe and America in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the Jinji Lake Concert Arena. Engagements with ensembles such as the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Esoterics ensemble and the Cape Town Youth Choir have led to his work winning multiple major awards, scholarships and commissions worldwide.
In March 2021 Conrad was selected for the ISCM British Section’s shortlist of composers submitted to the ISCM World New Music Days Festival in Shanghai and Nanning. Find out more here.