Ting-Yi Ma is one of most active composers in Taiwan. He has gained a reputation as a fusionist to merge traditional Chinese materials with atonal music language. He received his doctoral degree from Indiana University at Bloomington in 2003, and studied with, among others, Claude Baker, Eugene O’Brien and Frederick Fox.
In 2004, his Formosa Nostalgia (2003-2004) won the second prize at the「2004 International Formosa Composition Competition」from Council Cultural Affairs of Taiwan. In 2003, his Nostalgia IV for Cello Solo (2002) won the first prize at the Art and Humanities Award from Ministry of Education of Taiwan, and the same year his piano piece Blessing to the World through God Almighty (2000) was selected to perform at the College Music Society 2003 International Conference in Costa Rica.
Currently, Dr. Ma works as an associate professor at Taipei National University of the Arts. He was Secretary General of Asian Composers League between 2012 and 2014; has served as one of the Ex-com members of Asian Composers League since 2016. He was the General Secretary of ISCM-Taiwan between 2010 and 2012, and the Chair of ISCM-Taiwan (2016-2018). His Ceremony for Four Percussionists (2007) was performed at ACL 2007, New Zealand; Preludes for Quintets (2007) was performed at ACL 2011, Taipei, Taiwan; Scenery of the Season (2012) at 2012, Tel Aviv, Israel; and Sound of “Sheng” (2018 rev.) at 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.email contact form