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Guqin Course Lecturers

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Zhong Zhiyue

Sheng, Guqin player, Composer
High-level Talents Introduced By Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2019
Associate Professor Of Folk Music Department
"Young Oriental Scholar" in Shanghai Universities
Master tutor of Singapore Raffles Conservatory of Music
Artistic Director of Singapore He Yue Zhai Guqin Music And Arts Centre
Director of Sheng Professional Committee of Chinese National Orchestral Society
Member of the Guqin Professional Committee of the Chinese National Orchestral Society (Chinese Guqin Association)
Vice President of Sheng Art Research Association of Shanghai Musicians Association
Director of Singapore Chinese Music Federation (Singapore Chinese Music Federation)
President of Guqin Association of Singapore
Executive Director of the Guqin Society of the International Federation of Chinese Musicians

Zhong Zhiyue is an accomplished composer and musician specialising in both the Sheng and Guqin. At the age of 13, he started learning Sheng under the tutelage of Professor Xu Chaoming from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He has also studied Guqin performance under the guidance of Professor Dai Xiaolian. Due to outstanding achievements, Mr Zhong graduated one year ahead of schedule and in 2016, became the first master’s degree student majoring in Sheng performance at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He also learn composition from Huang Lei, Xu Jianqiang, Luo Weilun, etc.

Mr Zhong is the President of the Guqin Association of Singapore and the co-founder of He Yue Zhai Guqin Music and Arts Centre. He is currently Director of the Singapore Chinese Music Federation and lectures at Singapore Raffles Music College. He is also a committee member of the professional Sheng instrument section and Guqin instrument section of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, and a member of the Shanghai Musicians Association and the Shanghai Guqin Research Association. 

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Wu Xiaodan

PhD in Musicology, Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Master of Guqin Performance
Vice President of Guqin Association of Singapore

Wu Xiaodan was awarded a Chinese government scholarship to study music at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2018, she graduated with a master’s degree in Guqin performance under the guidance of renowned Guqin master Professor Dai Xiaolian.

Xiaodan once served as the Guqin teacher of the Songjiang Branch of Shanghai Qin Association and the Guqin teacher of Shanghai Foreign Language School. She is currently the Vice President of the Guqin Association of Singapore and a council member of the Shanghai Guqin Research Association.

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Seah Wei Ming

Senior Guqin Lecturer at He Yue Zhai Guqin Music and Arts Centre
Secretary General of Guqin Association of Singapore

A chance encounter with the Guqin kickstarted Wei Ming’s deep interest in the Chinese literati culture. Under the guidance of Mr Zhong Zhiyue, he managed to achieve a “Distinction” grade in the 2019 Examination for Certificate in Professional Guqin Performance issued by the Chinese National Orchestra Society. Since then, he has been invited to perform Guqin for various art events, such as the opening ceremony of the first Singapore Guqin Arts Festival. 

Wei Ming currently teaches Guqin courses at the He Yue Zhai Guqin Music and Arts Centre in Singapore. He is also the Secretary-General of the Guqin Association of Singapore and a member of the Guqin Professional Committee of the Chinese National Orchestra Society. 

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Jiao Jian

Senior Guqin Lecturer at He Yue Zhai Guqin Music and Arts Centre
Director of Guqin Association of Singapore

Jiao Jian graduated with a master’s degree in Education from Beijing Normal University.  She studied Guqin under Mr Zhong Zhiyue, and hopes to combine her knowledge in cultural education to help her Guqin students reach their learning goals.

In 2018, Jiao Jian was the gold medal winner in the adult category (Southeast Asia) for the Hongqin Cup Guqin Show. Since then, she has been invited to participate in numerous Guqin performances. She is a member of the Guqin Association of Singapore, and a member of the Guqin Professional Committee of the Chinese National Orchestral Society.

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