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Prof. Zushan BIAN

Vice President of the World Organization for Music and Arts Education

Chief Conductor emeritus, the Central Ballet of China

Standing member of the Arts Education Committee, Ministry of Education of China

The First President of the China Symphony Orchestra Union

Born in January 1936 in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, he was promoted to the Conducting Department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1956 and studied under Professor Jiaren Yang, and has been conducting orchestras since graduating with honors in 1961. He is the former chief conductor of the Central Ballet of China, the fourth and fifth director of the Council of the Chinese Musicians Association, the fifth executive member of the Arts Education Committee of the Ministry of Education, the first chairman of the China Symphony Orchestra Union, the vice president of the Symphony Lovers Society of the Chinese Musicians Association, the executive director of the Conducting Society of the Chinese Music Association, the standing member of the expert committee of the Chinese National Orchestral Society, the artistic advisor of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the senior advisor of the Wind Music Society of the Chinese Music Association, the special advisor of the Chinese Film Music Society. He is a first-class ranking conductor, a recipient of the China Golden Record Award, and enjoys a special government allowance issued by the State Council.


Prof. Zushan Bian was one of the conductors of the "Beijing Symphony Spring" concert's series in 1987, 1989 and 1991, one of the ten conductors of the "Celebrity Concerts" in Guangzhou in November 1993. He was one of the nine conductors in Beijing and Shanghai for the opening concert of Shanghai Symphony Music Week on September 8th, 1995, and one of the eight conductors for the concert celebrating the 5th anniversary of the founding of China Philharmonic Orchestra on May 27th, 2005.


In the past 60 years, he has conducted and performed Giselle, Swan Lake, The Fountain of Tears, Sylvia, Romeo and Juliet, The Red Lady, Fish Beauty, The Blessing, Lin Daiyu, Yang Guifei and other Chinese and foreign ballets. He has premiered the Symphony No. 27 in C minor of Nikolai Myaskovsky, Symphony No. 7 in C major of Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony 5 of Alexander Glazunov, Symphony No. 3 in G major of Joseph Haydn, the Historical Symphony Suite and East West Symphony of Heinrich Schweitzer etc.

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