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Ilari KAILA (伊勒里)  PhD Stony Brook University
Lecturer I
Ext : 7762
Tel : 23587762
Email : kaila
Room No : UC Room B

Professor Kaila is a Finnish-born composer and pianist. He joins the music faculty of HKUST from New York, where he has worked at Columbia University and Stony Brook University (State University of New York), teaching harmony, counterpoint, musicianship, and post-tonal music analysis, and as a teaching artist in composition with the New York Philharmonic. During the past concert season, Kaila's works have been performed in Australia by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; in Japan by the Avanti Chamber Orchestra; in Finland by the Joensuu Symphony Orchestra and the Zagros Ensemble; at the Banff Centre Summer Arts Festival in Canada; and at the MATA Festival in New York City; among others. He was also one of six young Composer Fellows featured at HKUST’s Intimacy of Creativity programme in the spring of 2014. As a pianist, he has performed in premieres of his own and other young composers’ works, and in various improvisation and stage projects.