ACL Malaysia

The Asian Composers League (ACL) is a regional organisation comprising member countries from the Asia Pacific region from Japan in the East to Turkey in the West.

Malaysia formally rejoined the ACL after a lapse of two decades in 2009. This took place after MCC's presention of the advancement of Malaysian new music at ACL Wellington 2007 so impressed the regional community, that then deputy president Jack Body and the ACL committee of 2007 strongly encouraged Malaysia's application.

Through ACL we have brought Malaysian new music to the international stage, and presented the country's young composers to take part in the regional young composer's competition for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Jessica Cho made Malaysian history by winning 3rd prize at ACL Taiwan 2011 as the very first official delegate to the ACL as a member country.

Ainolnaim Azizol participated in ACL Singapore in 2013 and again in Tokyo in 2014, where he did the country proud by winning 2nd prize.

Young composer Sayyid Shafiee represented Malaysia in last year's ACL Philippines 2015 while Raja Mohamad Alif bin Raja Mohamad Adnan was Malaysia's young composer representative in Hanoi in 2016.

Young composers interested to participate in future ACL  young composers competition can contact us at any time with your CV and work samples, or look out for the respective call for participation.

ACL Young Composers Malaysian representatives:

2011 Taipei - Jessica Cho, 3rd Prize
2013 Singapore - Ainolnaim Azizol
2014 Tokyo - Ainolnaim Azizo, 2nd Prize
2015 Manila - Sayyid Shafiee
2016 Hanoi - Raja Mohamad Alif  

Malaysian premieres since 1995

Here is a roundup of premieres of Malaysian works at home and abroad. Since the mid-90s Malaysian works have been performed largely abroad...

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