International Education & Global Engagement

  • Su Wenxing, Conductor
    Su graduated from China Central Conservatory of Music and studied conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Finland from 1987 to 1989. His impressive list of conducting credits includes the Opera Troupe of China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater, Hebei Symphony Orchestra, and many more. He has also recorded for a number of films and television programs. He currently serves as a conducting professor at the Corona Conservatory of Music and is the music director/principal conductor of the South California Philharmonic Orchestra.
    Danny Dong, Composer
    Dong graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1981, majoring in  piano and composition. From 1982 to 1985, Danny composed more than 200 vocal and instrumental pieces that have been performed in concert, on the radio, on television, and more. In 1985, Danny came to the U.S. to earn his Master’s degree at the City University of New York under the well-known composer David Del Tredici, and subsequently earned his Ph.D. in Music Education. One of his most recent accomplishments in 2013 was his large-scale recording of the cantata 'The Lord Loves Chinese.'

    Guo Xingguang, Soprano
    Guo has studied with Sun Jiaxin, a professor and renowned singer, and Wen Kezheng, a master vocalist, and received her Master's degree from the Italian Academy of Opera. Her resume features many concerts at home and abroad, including Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, and Costa Rica. In 2009, she was invited to act as a judge for the Super Girl Competition. In 2012, she served as the judge of the First Asia International Vocal Competition. She is currently a soprano in the China Railway Cultural Troupe and an Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication and Film and Television Arts at Hunan University.
    Li Manxia, Soprano
    Li has a broad vocal range with a rich, sonorous tone. From 2002 to 2004, she gave solo performances on some of Hunan Province’s major television shows. In 2004, she won the Hunan Province May Day Culture Award. From 2005 to 2009, she had roles in two operas, “Struggles in an Ancient City” and “Sun Snow,” both of which were organized by China General Political Opera Troupe. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from China Conservatory in 2007. In 2011, she began postgraduate studies in ethnic vocal music performance with renowned Chinese vocal music educator Professor Zou Wenqin, and has since performed in a number of recitals and
    Tang De, Chinese folk music solo artist
    Tang is a flute player and cantor. He began playing the bamboo flute when he was young. In 1995, he entered the Xinghai Conservatory of Music to study bamboo flute performance and composition. In 2001, Tang De started learning conducting from Su Wenxing. In 2004, he passed the postgraduate examination of the Music College of Hunan Normal University to learn choral conducting from the famed professor Zhou Yuefeng. After graduation, he became a teacher at Hunan University in the College of Journalism and Communication and the College of Film and Television Arts.
    YiFu Yan, Pianist
    YiFu began learning the piano at the age of 7 and the clarinet at age 9. Participating in the Hope Cup Piano Competition, he won second prize in 2008 and third prize in 2010. In 2011, he won the Yangtze Cup Piano Competition prize.