Brian Chan is a Vancouver-based composer, recording engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. His work has been featured in over seventy commercial releases ranging from classical to jazz albums, to music for ESL curriculums, to surround mixes for TV. Recent audio projects include recordings for the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony orchestra, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, mixes for Hasbro’s animated series My Little Pony, as well as live recordings for rock bands The New Pornographers, Mother Mother and pianist Jan Lisiecki with CBC Radio.
Chan collaborates frequently with his brother Caleb. Together they are Chan Sounds, a composition duo specializing in music for TV and film. They also partner to form experimental band Heis. Recent works include two seasons of Hatchimals animated shorts for Spinmaster as well as scores for Lifetime and Hallmarks features. Please visit www.chansounds.com for more of their work.
As an active performing and session cellist, Chan has made contributions to dozens of albums, most notably with artists Jordan Klassen, Dear Rouge, and Zaac Pick. In the last few years, he has also toured Europe and North America, performing in London, Munich, and Montreal amongst other major cities. Highlights include performances at the Reeperbahn festival in Germany, the Vinyl Café tour, as well as in Ottawa’s National Art Center.
Currently, Chan is an audio engineer for the Canadian Broadcasting Company. He holds a Masters in sound recording from Schulich School of Music of McGill University where he was under the tutelage of Multi-Grammy winning recording engineers George Massenburg and Richard King.