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Mingwu Yin


Born in Northern China in 1960, Mingwu Yin received his B.A. in composition (1990) with honors; M.A. in composition (1992), studied with Wang, Jian-Zhong; Ph.D. in composition (2001), and studied with Yang Liqing at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

He is a renowned Composer, professor, supervisor of graduate students, vice-chair of the Department of Composition of Shanghai Conservatory of Music and vice secretary-general of the Shanghai Modern Music Association.

Mr. Yin has been a teacher of composition and orchestration since 1992. Prizes for his compositions include the Grand Prize of the Second Composition Competition for Symphonic Works; Third prize for symphonic works of the Tenth National Musical Works Awards; Excellent Works of the Fourth Golden Bell of Chinese Music; New Creation Prize of Shanghai Spring Music Festival etc.
Among the awards his composition students have received are six prizes in international composition competitions held in Canada, Korea, Japan, etc.

Selection of Works: Music for May, the Year (grand modern dancing drama, for orchestra, 1995); Symphonic Vision-Rhythm (1999); Xi for Er-hu and Orchestra (2006); Flying Towards the Sun-Hymn for Light (grand symphonic chorus, 1998); Suite for Flute and Piano (1986); Invocation for Ensemble (2002); Si for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon (1988); Jasmine Flower, Lullaby (both mixed chorus a cappella, 2003), Road for Bass solo (1988), etc.
A great number of works performed at ISCM World Music Days 2002 in Hong Kong, 2006 young.euro.classic Summer Music Festival, 16th European Chorus Festival, Eastern Asian International Modern Music Festival, Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, as well as in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Denmark and Hamburg etc.