Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Composition, Professor, Tutor of doctor and Head of the Composition Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music
YE Guohui, famous Chinese composer, Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Composition, professor, tutor of doctor and Head of the Composition Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. During the period from 1999 to 2000, YE studied as a visiting scholar at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary on a government sponsorship by China Scholarship Council. In 2004, he completed his doctoral dissertation György Kurtág’s Musical Composition and Concept. This is the first comprehensive and systematic research ever in China on the renowned contemporary Hungarian composer György Kurtág and has a great influence in the academic field.
In 2002, his Prayers Come from the Jungles, inspired from his experiences in Hungary, won 2nd prize in 2002 CCA Taiwan International Composition Competition. He was commissioned by the GRAME Centre National de Création Musicale Lyon in 2004 for the creation of an Electroacoustic Music work Six Moments of Sound. In 2007, his Late Autumn for Orchestra won the European Composer Award, the only Grand Prize for commissioned works of Young Euro Classic Festival in German. As the winner of this Prize, he was especially commissioned the Festival hymn Echo for Young Euro Classic 2008. In 2010, he participated in the composition of the ceremony music for World Expo Shanghai 2010. In 2013, on commission of ICTM affiliated to UNSCO, he composed Music from the Tang Court for grand orchestra. The world premiere of this 30-minute-long super-orchestrated piece in Shanghai brought an amazing experience of the music culture of Tang Dynasty of China for over 700 scholars from 56 countries and regions.
Besides, YE has also been the person in charge of several international cultural exchange programs. As the art director of the Listening to China project, he has invited a number of young composers from universities around the world to China for academic exchange and has made great contributions to the cooperation and innovation in art creation in a cross-cultural background and context.