Wang Fujian, the professor of the Conducting Department of Central Conservatory of Music, is the Chairman and Artistic Director of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, and the General Conductor and Artistic Director of China Youth Chinese Music Orchestra.
In 1985, Wang pioneered to conduct National Youth Orchestra of Central Conservatory of Music to present a concert of contemporary musical repertoire in Chinese traditional music format in Beijing, thus promoting the traditional music development in the new era.
Wang has led the Youth Orchestra to attend many international music festivals and academic exchange in Asia and Europe. And he also conducted Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Taipei Municipal Chinese Orchestra for many large-scale concerts with good acceptance.
Wang has been invited to conduct many pieces of Chinese contemporary works with orchestras both from home and abroad since 1990’s. He has also brought orchestras to perform in many countries and regions of Europe, America and Asia, which has been praised for the introduction of the Chinese music and culture.
Since commissioned as the director of SHCO in Sep., 2005, Wang has made a series of reformation, and led the Orchestra with a long history to a new era. Under his baton, the Orchestra had its first concert season in 2006, in which some big-scale Chinese music concerts received good acceptance.