Posted: February 3, 2015 in biography


Chinese composer Fang Fang (B.1984) is one of the young Chinese artists impressively bridging the divide between Chinese folk music and western classical music. Her compositions include vocal, choral, chamber, piano and orchestral works. She is a lecturer in the Composition Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music, China. As a specialist in Chinese traditional music, her specialities include Mongolian and Tibetan music, as well as the music of Zhuang, Dong and Miao tribes. For her efforts in integrating Chinese folk and philosophical elements into her compositions, she has gained several national and international awards including the prestigious Chinese “Golden Bell Award of Chinese National Music” (2011) the Winner of “John Mayer Prize” (2014 and 2015), Birmingham Chamber Music Society Prize (2015) and Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestral Composition Prize (2015), Chinese National Arts Fund (2017).

Her compositions have been premiered by many outstanding orchestras and ensembles, such as Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Birmingham Conservatoire Repertoire Orchestra, Decibel Ensemble, Le Page Ensemble, Via Nova Choir and Krock Electric Guitar Quartet.

During 2013 to 2016, she studied composition with Joe Cutler, Andrew Toovey, Michael Wolters and Howard Skempton for her PhD Degree at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK) under a scholarship from the Chinese Scholarships Council that she won in 2013.

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