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Opus 1: Getting to know… Arthur Yuen

Arthur Yuen is a composer, guitarist and arranger, currently studying at Royal Northern College of Music.  Find out more about him here:


What are you looking forward to about being part of Opus 1?

      • Learning from people and become friends with everyone.


      • Who has been your biggest musical influence so far?
        • George Crumb


        • What inspires you to compose?
      • Traveling and watching live concerts.

        • What sort of music do you like to write?
        • Contemporary Classical, EDM, Pop, and Rock music.

              • How did you get into composition?
                • I had a wonderful professor that introduced me to composition during my undergraduate studies and his name is Hing-Yan CHAN.

                  • What is the hardest thing about being a composer?
                  • Having a piece of music that meet my expectation.

                    • What 3 pieces of music would you have to have on your desert island?
                    • Schumann’s Träumerei
                    • Beyond’s Huise Guiji 灰色轨迹
                    • Simon and Garfunkel’s Scarborough Fair

                      • What is the best snack?
                • Want Want Senbei Rice Crackers
                • (I could really eat some of these right about now. Ed.)

              You can discover more about Arthur’s work on his website.

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