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Yuan-kai Bao (1944-); CHN   

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Yuan-kai Bao

Yuankai Bao is a Chinese composer and music educator, who graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music in 1967. He has been a professor of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music since 1973. He also serves as the Deputy Director of the Composition Committee of the Chinese Musicians’ Association, the Director of Arts Institute at Xiamen University, and executive member of the China Sun Yat-sen Cultural Exchange Association. He was member of Music Research, one of the major academic journals in the country, as well as a member of the panel of judges for the composition competition “Golden Bell Awards”. In recognition of his dedication and achievements towards music education and composition, Mr. Bao was one of the first music educators to receive the special grant from the Chinese State Council and the “Outstanding Music Educator” Award from the Chinese Ministry of Culture.

Mr. Bao's compositions include Chinese Sights and Sounds: 24 Themes on Chinese Folk Tunes, for orchestra; Sketches of Taiwan, orchestral suite; Symphony No.1 (‘Commemoration’); Symphony No. 2 (‘Sketch of War’); Symphony No. 3 (‘Peking Opera”, Symphony No. 4 (‘Amoy’); and the oratorio The King Yu, performed by the Four Seasons children’s chorus and the Jingpo National Children's Folk Rhyme. His recordings have been released by DG, Philips, and EMI. His artistic achievements have been featured as cover stories by Chinese and international media sources.

Bao Yuan-kai
email: baoy2k@sina.com
websites: http://byk.emus.cn (Chinese)
http://bao.emus.cn (English)

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