- Guo Wenjing
Guo Wenjing (Chinese: ; b.
Chongqing, China, 1956) is a Chinese composer and educator.
He began attending the
Central Conservatory of Musicin 1978, the year of that institution's reopening, and later served as the head of the composition department there; he remains on the faculty.
He has composed for both Western and Chinese instruments. His works include concertos for
erhuand bamboo flute , and an opera based on the life of the Tang Dynastypoet Li Bai. He composed the score to several films, including "Blush" (1994), " In the Heat of the Sun" (1994), and Zhang Yimou's " Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles" (2005).
Guo's music is published by
Casa Ricordi. It has been performed by the Nieuw Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, Cincinnati Percussion Group, Kronos Quartet, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Modern, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Göteborg Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
* [http://www.ricordi.com/Compositori/Dettaglio.asp?IdCompositore=200 Guo Wenjing page] from Casa Ricordi site
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