S'yo Fang 方斯由 Composer, Pianist, Arranger based in Amsterdam. 2019 Sonic Award Winner by ISJAC (International Society Jazz Arranger & Composer )
2019 - Winner of Sonic Awards by ISJAC (International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers) 2018 - Opening Concert at Tilburg Make it Jazz Festival, on live broadcast by NTR TV channel. 2017 - Keep an Eye The Records Award Nomination, performed at Bimhuis, Amsterdam. - Producer of CinemAsia Festival Opening Music Act. - S’yo Fang Octet at So What’s Next Jazz Festival Eindhoven, NL. - Collaborated with Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, and remarkable Metropole Orkest 2014 - Best Composer Nomination at Graz-Comp-2014 I、Education：
●National Taiwan Normal University (Classical Piano, BA ) ●Koninklijke Conservatorium Den Haag (Jazz Piano, BA) ●Codarts University of Art (Jazz Piano/Composition, MA) ●Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Jazz Arrangement)
S’yo has started classical piano lessons since age 7, after receiving his classical bachelor bachelor in Taiwan, He went to Netherland for jazz study. In 2016, He received master diploma both in the area of composition and jazz piano with honor. In 2017, He was invited to present his research at International Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Communication and Management of Taiwanese Pop Music at NTNU. Moreover, he is also outstanding alumi of NTNU, Codarts and currently extend his study at Conservatorium of Amsterdam.
II、International Competition： ● Graz-Comp-2014 Best Composer Nomination ● 2017 Keep an Eye The Records “From Taiwan, mysterious and emotion-stimulating music. ” ● 2018 Konkurse Jazz Juniors Final Nomination ● 2019 International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers Sonic Award Winner
2018 International Jazz Platform, Lødz,Poland 2017 Metropole Orkest Arranger Workshop 2017 Dutch Impro. Academy 2016 Dutch Moving Academy for Performing Art 2015 Copenhagen Jazz Composition Comp
As a classical pianist, he has performed Liszt No. 2 Piano Concerto and Rachmaninoff No.2 Piano Concert with Orchestra; Recitals in Taiwan, NL, and Germany. As a playing composer in jazz, S’yo has attained to a unique place among the performers of his generation, with his contemporary large ensemble《S'yo Fang Octet》the mix of music genres ranging from modern classical music to jazz. He has performed in many countries included: Taiwan, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Swiss, Austria, France, Poland, Spain, and the Netherlands.
2019 Madrid International Jazz Festival, Circulo Bellas Artes, Spain, Madrid S’yo Fang Octet, Baby Otis, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. 2018 Naftule, Madrid en Danza, Madrid, Spain. Naftule, Summer Festival Den Haag. International Jazz Platform, Lodž, Poland. Naftule, Boulevart Festival, Wismar, Germany. Naftule, Altstadtzauber Festival, Klagenfurt, Austria. S’yo Fang Octet, Make it Jazz Festival, Tilburg, The Netherlands. S’yo Fang Octet, Jazzycolors Festival, Paris, France. 2017 S’yo Fang, North Sea Round Town Jazz Festival , Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Naftule, Festival Alles Muss Raus in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Jazz in het Dorp, Amstelveen, The Netherlands. Den Haag International KamerMuziek Festival, The Netherlands. Amsterdam CinemAsia Film Festival, The Netherlands. So What’s Next Jazz Festival, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 2016 S’yo Fang Octet, Taichung Jazz Festival, Taiwan 2015 Amsterdam Kwaku Festival, The Netherlands. Haarlem Jazz Festival, The Netherlands. 2014 Delft Jazz Festival, The Netherlands. Graz-Comp-2014. Ｍumuth Concert Hall, Austria
●2019 Theater music production: ‘El Festin De Los Cuerpos’Danza Mobile, Sevilla, Spain ●Contemporary Jazz Album “Lonely Country”(2018, Zennez Records, NL) 2019 International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers Sonic Award Winner 2019 Jazzism Magazine: 4 stars“An Intriguing Album” ●Contemporary Jazz Album ”Tribute to Jimmy Guiffre” （2016 Emilio Parrilla Acoustic Band） Steve Swallow”This recording offers proof that music lives beyond the musician who makes it. Jimmy Giuffre's music is timeless. In this CD the methods and purposes of his music achieve vital, immediate presence once again, and, more importantly, so does his music's spirit.”; JazzFlits-Hessel Fliutman Magazine”Chamber jazz on the highest level”.
VI、Others ●2018 Arranger for Steffon Morrison (The Voice of Holland) Tour w/ NSJO ●2018 Pianist for Nana Ouyang 18 Tour《All You Need is Love》 ●Teaching position at Erasmus MC_ Erasmusica & Amsterdam Medical Centrum