Wang Guowei
Erhu
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Wang Guowei studied at the Shanghai Conservatory and was formerly concertmaster and erhu soloist of the Shanghai Traditional Orchestra. He has served as Artistic Director of the NY-based ensemble Music From China since 1996. Also maintaining an active solo career, he has performed with the Virginia Symphony, Continuum, Amelia Piano Trio, DaCamera of Houston, Ethos Percussion Group, Ornette Coleman, Butch Morris, Kenny Garrett, Yo-Yo Ma, Present Music, the Shanghai, Ying, and Todd Reynold string quartets, Copland House, PRISM Quartet, 3rd Angle New Music Ensemble, Post Classical Ensemble, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Opera Boston, 2012 Spoleto Festival and Lincoln Center Festival, 2013 Luminato Festival, among others. Wang Guowei has taught erhu and Chinese music ensemble at Wesleyan University, New York University, and currently at Westminster Choir College at Rider University. He founded and conducts the 30-member Music From China Youth Orchestra.