The following musicians are specialists in their own instruments. They have a passion for music and studied in prestigious Conservatories of Music in China.
Erhu - Xu Wen Jing
Wen Jing started learning erhu at the age of 5. In 1982, she gained entry to theTianjin Conservatory of Music and then in 1989, she entered the Central Concervatory of Music. Upon graduation she joined the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra as an erhu player. She has won several awards in numerous music competitions. She plays the erhu in the SCO.
Pipa - Yu Jia
Yu Jia was born in a family of music talents. She started learning the pipa and the piano at the age of four from her father Yu Song Lin. She entered the Central Conservatory of Music in 1993. She studied under Professors Li Guang Hua, Liu De Hai and Lin Shi Cheng. She has won several awards in the pipa section in prestigious competitions and has taken part in numerous art festivals and other events. She has performed in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and Taiwan. In 1997 she graduated from the Conservatory with a degree. She joined the SCO in 1997 and is the pipa sectional principal.
Zhongruan - Zhang Rong Hui
Rong Hui was born in Xian. She studied ruan under associate professor Ning Yong in the secondary school of Xian Conservatory of Music in 1985. In 1991 she entered the China Conservatory of Music. After graduating she served in the China Central Song & Dance Troupe as a ruan soloist. She has performed in Hong Kong and Japan.
Sanxian - Huang Gui Fang
Gui Fang was born in Shanghai. After graduating from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1986, she joined the experimentary orchestra . She learnt sanxian from a renowned sanxian performer, professor Xian Jian Sheng. In 1995 she won the gold medal in the sanxian section in the China International Chinese Instrumental Music competition. Gui Fang has performed in America, Japan, Canada, Germany, France, The Philippines and Korea. She joined the SCO in 1997. She played the sanxian as well as the ruan in the orchestra.
Yangqin - Qu Jian Qing
Jian Qing was admitted into the prestigious Shanghai Chinese Orchestra at the age of 13 with her excellent music achievements. Over the years, she bagged numerous awards. From 1978 to 1994 she was a soloist and yangqin principal of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra. Currently she is the yangqin sectional principal of the SCO.