Diversity and fun
S’yo has been teaching for almost 15 years. Moreover, he organizes student presentation concerts twice a year. One of the most exciting parts of lessons from S’yo is that students can choose their own repertoire. As a composer and arranger, S’yo can write arrangements adapting to the level of the student and insert the material that they are supposed to learn. As an educator with both classical and jazz background, the lessons of S’yo contain both diversity and fun.
Pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader
S’yo Fang 方斯由
S’yo Fang is a musician working across the context of modern classical and contemporary jazz.
As a composer, and arranger, S’yo ’s works has been collaborated, commissioned, or presented with(by) soloist, ensemble, dance theater and institution such as: David Kweksilber, Metropole Orchestra, NSJO, Codarts Contemporary Big Band, CVA Large ensemble, Plugged Live Show, SBBN, Danza Mobile, Incubo, National Culture Art Fund Taiwan, Amsterdam CinemAsia Festival, and Rotterdam Queer Art Evening; As a pianist in jazz, he works on own project S’Yo Fang Group, Emilio Acoustic Band, Naftule. Moreover, S’yo performs new music composed by contemporary composers. As a bandleader in S’yo Fang Group, he is known to combine contemporary jazz as well as modern classical music by the concepts which frequently based on seamless connection between written music and improvisation.
Born in Taiwan, S’yo completed Bachelor degrees in the area of Classical Piano at National Taiwan Normal University, in the area of Jazz Piano at Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, and he received double Master degrees in both Composition & Jazz Piano at Rotterdam Conservatorium with the honor of cum laude; currently he lives and works between Taiwan and The Netherlands.
2022 ＿ Sonic Awards by ISJAC (International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers)
2020 – Nomination for PAD Prize_the best music for dance.
2019 – Sonic Awards by ISJAC .
2017 – Keep an Eye The Records Award Nomination, performed at Bimhuis, Amsterdam.
– Producer of CinemAsia Festival Opening Music Act.
– Collaborated with Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, and remarkable Metropole Orkest
2014 – Best Composer Nomination at Graz-Comp-2014