Wang Fujian, the professor of the Conducting Department of Central Conservatory of Music, is the Chairman and Artistic Director of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, and the General Conductor and Artistic Director of China Youth Chinese Music Orchestra.
In 1985, Wang pioneered to conduct National Youth Orchestra of Central Conservatory of Music to present a concert of contemporary musical repertoire in Chinese traditional music format in Beijing, thus promoting the traditional music development in the new era.
Wang has led the Youth Orchestra to attend many international music festivals and academic exchange in Asia and Europe. And he also conducted Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Taipei Municipal Chinese Orchestra for many large-scale concerts with good acceptance.
Wang has been invited to conduct many pieces of Chinese contemporary works with orchestras both from home and abroad since 1990's. He has also brought orchestras to perform in many countries and regions of Europe, America and Asia, which has been praised for the introduction of the Chinese music and culture.
Since commissioned as the director of SHCO in Sep., 2005, Wang has made a series of reformation, and led the Orchestra with a long history to a new era. Under his baton, the Orchestra had its first concert season in 2006, in which some big-scale Chinese music concerts received good acceptance.
Founded in 1952, Shanghai Chinese Orchestra is the first big-scale modern Chinese orchestra in China. SHCO is famous for its harmonious cooperation among the members of orchestra and its excellent mastering of all kinds of works. The Orchestra plays an important role in the development of Chinese music.
Located in Shanghai, SHCO has gained a profound progress and development. The Orchestra has a group of famous musicians. Its performance format and repertoire include big-scale Chinese orchestral works as well as the mid-scale and small-scale traditional characteristic ones, such as stringed and wind instrumental pieces, Jiangnan Silk and Bamboo Music, plucked-strings instrumental ensemble, percussion instrumental ensembles and so on. SHCO is also actively engaged in composition, which contributed to a rich repertoire of the orchestra. These compositions are also widely accepted both in China and abroad. In recent years, SHCO has commissioned many works, such as The Oriental River for percussion and the orchestra, The Sun Ritual for erhu and the orchestra, Dream Interpretation for erhu and the orchestra, all of which become the classical National music in the new era. The year 2012 saw the large-scale concert Splendid China won more than ten awards including the gold medal in the 4th National Minority Musical Joint Performance.
SHCO has performed all around China and also toured to dozens of countries and regions in the world. Besides, the Orchestra often performs for the presidents and chairmen of other countries when they visit China. In addition, SHCO is frequently invited to perform in major activities at home and abroad, such as the 2006 Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, the ASEAN Summit, the 2007special Olympic Games, the 2008 and 2010 Shanghai National Day Concert, the 2010 Shanghai EXPO Week, etc. SHCO also often gives performance to the heads of foreign state and government held performances and was hailed as "the most beautiful Chinese Orchestra". During the Chinese New Year Festival in 2012, SHCO was invited to give a touring performance as long as 20 days in America, which was warmly welcomed by the local audience.
After the more than half a century development, SCHO now turns into a large-scale integrated national orchestra embracing four voices, that is, the stringed, plucking, wind and percussion voice. Moreover, SHCO also initiates its own professional performance season, and recorded abundant national instrumental music. Meanwhile, by introducing numerous public performances, SHCO constantly makes efforts to popularize national music.
赛马 我的祖国 蓝色畅想 欢乐歌 律动 飞歌
青铜乐舞 龙跃东方 海上劲风 丝绸之路 岁月流芳
Horse Racing/My Motherland/Blue Fantasy/Song of Joy
Rhythms/The Soaring Song/Bronze Drum Dance/The Oriental River
Breeze over Seas/The Silk Road/The Years Passed By