Alumni around the world

Central Conservatory of Music has produced many internationally renowned musicians who have made significant impact on the contemporary world of culture:


Chen Yi:

As the Cravens/Millsap/Missouri Distinguished Professor at the Conservatory of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the recipient of the prestigious Charles Ives Living Award (01-04) from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Dr. Chen Yi has received bachelor and master degrees in music composition from the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Columbia University in the City of New York.
-Member of American Academy of Arts & Sciences 225 Class Fellows and Foreign.

Honorary Members (2005)
-Distinguished Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA

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Lang Lang:

Acclaimed in the major concert halls of North America, Europe and Asia, Lang Lang - at the age of 22 - has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level and has established himself as one of the most exciting pianists of our time

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Lv Jia:

Principal Conductor and Artistic Advicer of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra is since August 1999 the young Chinese, Lü Jia. Since winning the Antonio Pedrotti Competition in Trento, Italy in 1990, Lü Jia has established himself as one of the most outstanding young conductors to emerge from Asia in recent years. Now residing in Italy, he is a regular guest conductor with the leading Italian orchestras and opera companies including Santa Cecilia Rome, RAI Turin, Bologna and Rome Opera Houses.

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Shao En:

Music Director & Principal Conductor, Macao Orchestra.
Born in Tianjin, China, After En Shao graduated from the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, he became second Principal Conductor of the Chinese Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, a post he held for five years, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China and the National Youth Orchestra of China.
Starting on 1st November 2002, Maestro Shao took up the position of Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Macao Orchestra at the invitation of the Cultural Institute of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

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Shui Lan:

Lan Shui currently divides his time between his post as Music Director of the Singapore Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor of Denmark's Aalborg Symphony, and engagements with other orchestras.

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Tan Dun:

The conceptual and multifaceted composer/conductor Tan Dun has made an indelible mark on the world's music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical, multimedia, Eastern and Western musical systems.

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Vera Tsu

Professor, Central Conservatory of Music
Former Associate Concertmaster, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

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Wong Sze-hang

Beijing-born Wong Sze-hang is an accomplished soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, concertmaster and teacher. He has performed in various cities in China, the United States, Europe and Japan. He is currently the Second Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Wong has gained many awards, including the Conducting Departmental Award from the University of Southern California and the String Club Award at San Antonio. In the 1988 Hong Kong Young Instrumentalist of the Year Competition, Wong was Winner of the String Section and Overall Champion: Best Instrumentalist of the Year.

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Xue Wei:

Professor , Central Conservatory of Music Violin, Devastating performer, combining formidable technical prowess with great breadth and variety of expression.

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Ye Xiaogang:

Born on 23 September 1955, Xiaogang Ye is regarded as one of the leading contemporary Chinese composers. From 1978 till 1983 he studied at the Central Conservatory of Music of China. After graduation, he was appointed resident composer and lecturer at the Central Conservatory of Music of China. From 1987 he studied at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester.

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Hu Yongyan:

YONG-YAN HU has collaborated with some of the world’s most eminent classical musicians, including Itzhak Perlman, Barbara Hendricks, Pinchas Zukerman, and Yo-yo Ma, with whom he led the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra on a highly successful tour of South Korea in April 2002. A versatile musician whose talent extends into the realm of pop, he has also worked with well-known contemporary performers such as Charlotte Church, Nana Mouskouri, Mark O’Connor, and Doc Severinsen.
Maestro HU has performed in concert halls throughout the world including New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Vienna, Munich, and Geneva. During 2004, he conducted the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Germany and won rave reviews. Maestro Hu made his Carnegie Hall début in 2003 with the New York Chorale Society, performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the Yellow River Cantata.
Maestro HU recently has been invited to be the Artistic Director & Principal Conductor, to create an Orchestra Academy in Asia which will operate under the auspices of China’s premiere music school, the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing.

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Zhang Liping:

Professor, Central Conservatory of Music
Leading international soprano,as the first Chinese soprano to perform “Madam Butterfly”at the Royal Opera Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera New York. Graduated from Canadian Conservatory.

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