Jin Zhang

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Jin Zhang was born in Beijing China, received his initial musical education at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and went on to study at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. Since coming to Canada in 1990, Jin has quickly become known as a composer who actively promotes combining of Eastern and Western musical expressions. Jin Zhang has received multiple commissioning grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and has composed for many ensembles, TV productions, CD recordings and the theatre. Recently, he received an Artistic Achievement Award issued by Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre. Jin Zhang is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre, holds the position of Music Director and Conductor of the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Youth Symphony Intermediate Orchestra. Recently, he was appointed as a guest professor in Yunnan Wenhua Conservatory for Arts in China.

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