Zhu Changyao is a council member of the Chinese Musicians’ Association, an executive council member of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, a composer and the artistic supervisor of the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra and the director of the Art Steering Committee of Jiangsu Performing Arts Group. He started to learn the instrument at the age of 7. Later he became the leading soloist in the children ensemble Nanjing Little Red Flowers. In 1973 he entered the Nanjing University of the Arts where he studied with leading erhu masters. As a composer he got a prize from the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and later he gained the 1st place at the National Competition for Traditional Chinese Instruments. In 1991 he received the Literature and Art Prize of Jiangsu. Zhu Changyao is a visiting professor at the Chinese Conservatory of Music, Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing University and Nanjing Normal University.
A very sought-after performer, Zhu Changyao has visited the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and North Korea and other countries as well as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, winning high praises from the international and national audiences.
Information for February 2019