Meet our teacher interns from Central Conservatory of Music - academic year 2015/16
Huang Lin is a graduate student of the Traditional Instruments Department at Central Conservatory of Music. She started learning to play erhu since the age of 10. In 2004, she enrolled in the middle school affiliated to Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou. She had kept an excellent academic performance in school and served as the chairperson of the students' union; she won the honors of "Merit Student", "Outstanding Students’ Cadre" and so on in successive years. She was admitted into CCOM in 2010, majoring in erhu, minoring in gaohu.
She has participated in a number of grand musical activities in Europe, Shandong Province, Hunan Province, Inner Mongolia, etc. with China Youth Symphony Orchestra and won broad praises. In 2013, she won the Instrumental Performance Award of the "Dunhuang Cup" National Erhu Competition (Young Professionals Group A). In the same year she recorded a Guangdong Han music album “Han Music of the Huang Family”. In 2015, she won the bronze award of the "Qingyue Cup" International Youth Erhu Competition (Young Professionals Group 1).
Gu Shengying graduated from the Traditional Instruments Department of CCOM. She started to play pipa when she was 5 years old. She was enrolled in the primary school affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SCM) in 2001 and later enrolled on recommendation in the middle school affiliated to SCM. In 2010 she was admitted to CCOM and started lesson with Prof. Zhang Qiang. She won the scholarship of excellence for her outstanding performance at CCOM.
She has participated in a number of big domestic and international music activities. She founded Yuanyang Chamber Ensemble which has been invited to perform at Beijing Modern Music Festival - the Concert for the Winning Piece of the 7th China Con Tempo New Chamber Music Composition Competition. In July 2012, she won the silver prize of the “Liaoyuan Spring” International Pipa Performing Competition (Young Professionals Group A). In November 2013, she won the “Best Instrumental Performance Award” of Traditional Chinese Musical Works (Chamber Music) Competition for the Academies of Fine Arts.
Sun Kangni is a graduate student from the Traditional Instruments Department of CCOM. She has been playing guqin since she was a child with Guqin Prof. Li Xiangting. In 2005, she was enrolled in the middle school affiliated to CCOM. In 2011 she was admitted into the Traditional Instruments Department of CCOM upon recommendation, and in 2015 she was admitted into the graduate faculty, continuing to study guqin performance.
She has an excellent school performance record and won the gold price of the International Youth Music Competition. She has participated in many performances of National Intangible Cultural Heritage and played "The Moon Over Guan Mountain" - a duet of guqin and xiao together with Prof. Li Xiangting. She was invited to play the guqin solo for the grand opera "Confucius" at China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater.
Zhang Beibei is a graduate student from the Traditional Instruments Department of CCOM. She started playing yangqin when she was 8 years old under Prof. Chen Fengling. In 2009, she was admitted to do a yangqin major in the Music Department of Beijing Normal University, studying with yangqin performer Zhang Xia.
In 2013, she was admitted to CCOM with the first place among all the examinees, and started learning yangqin under performer and educator Prof. Liu Yuening. She has been awarded scholarships and the title "Outstanding Student" for her excellent school record.
Yu Xiaoqian is a graduate student from the Traditional Instruments Department of CCOM. In 2002, she was enrolled in the middle school affiliated to Tianjin Conservatory of Music, and in 2009 admitted to CCOM and started to learn sanxian under Prof. Tan Longjian. She is majoring in sanxian and minoring in musicology and guqin.
She has taken part in various grand musical activities; "Hualeixianyun-Sanxian Concert" held jointly by CCOM and the middle school affiliated to Tianjin Conservatory of Music in 2001 and 2004, the "Seminar on Liyi's Sanxian Art" held by China Nationalities Orchestra Society in 2009, the performance of newly-arranged contemporary Kunqu opera Jiujing Juechang in 2011 and the performance at Zhengyici Peking Opera Theatre in 2015.