Zhang Qianyi

Dr. Zhang Qianyi, former Head of PLA General Political Department Song and Dance Ensemble, well-renowned Chinese composer, former member of the 9th, 10th and 11th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Now he is member of the National Committee of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Vice Chairman of Chinese Musicians Association, President of the Music Committee of China Radio and Television Association, Vice President of China Promoting Minority Culture and Art Association, trustee of China Soong Ching Ling Foundations, trustee of China Association for Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture, one of the Four Batches of Talents recognized by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, distinguished professor and doctoral supervisor of China Conservatory of Music, and so on.
Dr. Zhang graduated from the Orchestral Instruments Department of Shenyang Conservatory of Music in 1976 and began his composing career in 1977. In 1984, he graduated from the Composition Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. His advisors included Chen Gang, Sang Tong, Shi Yongkang, and other professors. He completed his doctoral studies with Professor Yang Liqing and achieved his D.M.A. with a major in composition and compositional theories at Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2007. Since he made his debut in China’s music circle at the beginning of the 1980s, Zhang has composed a large number of compositions in various music forms and themes, including symphony, chamber music, vocal music, opera, dance drama, dance, film music, TV play music, and so forth. He has become a well-renowned composer with outstanding achievements in the fields of instrumental music, film and TV music, drama music and vocal music.
Zhang won several honorary titles, such as the national model for facilitating unity and progress of ethnic minorities (individual) and famous teacher who is excellent in performing skills and moral integrity among the entire army. He is entitled to the Special Allowance of the State Council.
Zhang’s works include symphonic picture Forest in the North; symphonic suite Random Thoughts in Yunnan; symphonic caprice Our Past Years; Cello Concerto, String Quartet in A, and Cello Quartet; opera Snowing under the Sun and My Heart Flies; dance drama Wild Zebra, Dunhuang My Dreamland, and Marco Polo; narrative music drama Liberation; poem for the dance accompanied by music Fu on Tang Dynasty (Poetic Exposition on Tang Dynasty); dance The Thousand-hand Bodhisattva; and film and TV music for A Time to Remember, The First Woman in the Forest, My Long March, Heavenly Road, Red Cross Formation, Asian Corridor in Heaven, The Dye House, Women’s SWAT Team, and Genghis Khan. He also composed several famous songs, including The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Ode to My Sister-in-Law, Women Are Tigers, Get into Tibet, Legend, On the Peak of the East Mountain, and The Song for Our Reunion.
Zhang has also won a number of awards, including The Best Works Award issued by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, Wenhua Award issued by the Ministry of Culture, Literature and Art Award of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, National Theatrical Treasures Program Award (opera, dance drama, narrative music drama), gold medal on music composition of the Golden Bell Award, gold medal on dance drama music of Lotus Award, Excellent Music of Cao Yu Drama Award, Best Score of Golden Rooster Awards, Best Score of Flying Goddess Award, Best Score of China TV Golden Eagle Award, Chinese Music Classics of the 20th Century, and so on.