Wang Wei, a famous zither player and educator, professor and postgraduate supervisor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She sits as a visiting professor at Shanghai Theatre Academy, vice chairwoman of Zither Committee of Chinese Musicians' Associ
Wang has been honored with the “Gardener Award” by the Ministry of Culture for multiple times, the title of “Exemplary Teacher” awarded by Shanghai Baosteel Education Fund and Shanghai Culture and Art Talent Fund, special award of He Lvting Music Foundation, etc. She has released albums including “Wang Wei’s Zither Art” and books about zither training and papers in the field. In her thirty years of teaching career, about 50 students have won prizes in national professional competitions. Wang gave concerts and lectures in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan as well as America and Europe. She was also a panelist in folk music contests home and abroad. Her artistic merits have been recorded in China’s Musician Dictionary and China’s Musician Directory.
Since 2006 he was appointed as a foreign professor by the SHCM. Apart from his work in the Voice and Opera Department, Wei Fugen also teaches piano accompanying in the Piano Department and is a professional teacher of opera art direction in the Condu
Wei Fugen was enrolled into the Primary School Affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at the age of 9 to learn piano and performed solo at Shanghai Spring concert at 12. Later he entered the Military Song and Dance Troupe. In 1979 he entered Shanghai Philharmonic, and he was frequently designated to accompany for Chinese singers in international contests and performances. In 1986 he went to the USA and was hired by several vocal classes including that of Professor Rose Bampton of The Juilliard School as the accompanist, and he also joined hands with several Chinese famous singers in the Metropolitan Opera to perform from place to place. He was also included in CDs with songs by Lu Zaiyi, Ding Shande and Liao Changyong. In 2005 he was designated to accompany for Italian opera master Carlo Bergonzi in Beijing and international vocal music contests. Since 2006 he was appointed as a foreign professor by the SHCM. Apart from his work in the Voice and Opera Department, Wei Fugen also teaches piano accompanying in the Piano Department and is a professional teacher of opera art direction in the Conducting Department.
Xiao Mei, a folk music scholar, PhD, professor and PhD supervisor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She is head of the ethnomusicology teaching and research office, director of China Ritual Music Research Center, chief professor on the ecomusico
Xie Le, a professor of the Voice and Opera Department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, is a tutor of postgraduates and deputy head of the teaching and research office on bel canto.
Xu Dawei, Shanghai Conservatory of Music’s accordion professor, a postgraduate supervisor and head of the keyboard and guitar teaching and research office, is now a CPPCC member of Xuhui District, vice chairman of Revolutionary Committee of The Chine