LIU Xiaojing - Pipa
Liu Xiojing began playing the pipa at the age of 5. In 2000 she was admitted to the elementary school affiliated with the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
Liu Xiaojing continued her studies at The Central Conservatory of music, Beijing (CCOM) in professor ZHANG Hongyan’s class. In 2011 she completed her Bachelors degree and consequently continued her postgraduate studies at CCOM. During her studies Liu Xiaojing has been awarded a number of prizes and scholarship including International Youth Competion Gold Award (2010), Gold medal winner in 2011 2nd Chinese Pipa international Competition.
Liu Xiaojing has won high acclaim and toured in many parts of China, the US and Europe representing Central Conservatory of Music.
Liu Chang - Composition
Graduated with a Bachelors degree from The Central Conservatory of Music in 2012 and is currently completing his Masters degree from The Central Conservatory of Music. He is expected to complete his studies in the summer 2014. Parallel to his own studies Liu Chang is also Teaching Assistant in the composition department at CCOM. Liu Chang composes works for both classical western instruments and for traditional Chinese instruments.
In recent years Liu Chang has won a number of awards incl. Finalist Award, Composer Category, First Voice of China (2012) Composition Competition, Beijing, China, First Prize Award, Singapore International Competition for Chinese Chamber Music Composition 2012, Singapore (COMPOSIUM 2012), First Prize Award, National Higher Arts Institution Chinese Music Composition Competition conducted by Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China and First Prize Award, Golden Key International Composition Competition, United States of America
Liu Chang has had his works performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls incl. Music Verein in Vienna, Beijing Concert Hall, SOTA concert hall in Singapore and many others. Liu Chang is composer in residence for Ding Yi Music Company. Despite his young age Liu Chang has already published several of his works.
SONG Bing - Yangqin (Chinese Dulcimer)
Song Bing is originally from Mongolia. She began playing the Dulcimer at the age of six. She studies with Professor Liu Yuening, first at the elementary school of The Central Conservatory of Music, and later at The Central Conservatory of Music.
In 2011 she was admitted to Central Conservatory of Music for her postgraduate studies as a postgraduate student with full scholarship. Song Bing is a member of the Dulcimer Trio “Jasmine”, with whom she has toured Europe and many parts of Asia.
Besides being awarded a full scholarship for her studies Song Bing has won 2nd prize in the United States “Chinese Sound Cup”, national Music Competition for young professional groups in 2011.
Zhang Guoliang -Erhu (Chinese fiddle)
Erhu virtuoso Zhang Guoliang is MA graduate of The Central Conservatory of Music. Since his graduation,he has been active as an erhu music performer, composer, and scholar. He has performed as a featured soloist at the National Central Opera, the dong fang Troupe of Music and dance, and other national and international troupes.
His awards include a Gold Prize in the Group of Nine Conservatories, at the China-Korea-Japan Competition of Erhu Performance, and a First Prize at the Young Musicians Competition in Estonia.
Liu Zi Qi - Guzheng
Liu Zi Qi started playing the Guzheng at the age of 7. He studied with professors Xia Bing and Zhou Wang at The Central Conservatory of Beijing. In 2011 he graduated from the Central Music Conservatory of Music.
Liu Zi Qi has been awarded several scholarships and award including a merit scholarship from Central Conservatory of Music and Beijing Municipal Scholarship for students. He has won the Long Yin Cup and Day Day Cup for contest performances.
Liu Zi Qi has represented The Central Conservatory of Music in Europe and around China.
ZHAO Xiaoxia - Teacher in Guqin
Zhao Xiaoxia graduated from The Central Conservatory of Music in the class of professor Li Xiangting. Today, Zhao Xiaoxia lectures in Guqin at The Central Conservatory of Music and is connected to Music Confucius Institute at RDAM.
Parallel to her teaching at The Central Conservatory of Music Zhao Xiaoxia holds a number of positions, such as deputy secretary general of the Guqin Professional Council of China National Orchestral Association and member of Chinese Kunju Opera Guqin Board.
Zhao Xiaoxia has won a number of prizes and awards incl. gold award in “2007 CCTV National Instrumental Music Contest”, “The Second Macao ‘Golden Lotus Cup’ International Youngsters Music Contest” and Excellent Mentor Award.
Zhao Xiaoxia has toured the United States, Germany, Switzerland, France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macao for personal recitals, exchanging performances and academic activities.
In recent years, as a recitalist she has taken part in the famous composing master Dun Tan’s “Swordsmen Trilogy” World Tour, which performed to great acclaim in the Tokyo International Music Festival, Singapore’s Chinese Art Festival, Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Australia-Asia Art Festival.
With her exquisite musical talent and unique human-instrument details, Zhao Xiaoxia has been invited to work with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Festival Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra.