Quintet “And I'm Dumb to Tell...”
© Du Wei
Du Wei was born in 1978. She studied composition under professor Guo Wenjing in the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music and graduated with the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree of Composition in 2001 and 2005.
Her works include Niao Qing Si • The Interruption of a Dream for two Chinese Instruments and Orchestra, The Last Gold of Expired Stars for Orchestra, Exotic Perfume for Voice and String Orchestra, Nightmare in the Red Chamber for Voice, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet, Tinge for Voice and three Chinese Instruments, The Colour of Love and Golden Lotus for Contemporary Dance.
In 2003, Tinge was awarded the prize of TMSK Chinese Chamber Folk Music Composition Competition and Niao Qing Si • The Interruption of a Dream took the top honor of “The Young Composer Program” presented by the National Centre for the Performing Arts in 2011.
Her works have been recognized internationally and have been performed by Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of maestro Charles Dutoit, Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Kristjan Jarvi, Radio France Orchestra, Royal Danish Ballet Orchestra, NCPA Orchestra of China, National Ballet of China, Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, Ensemble Dialog, Huaxia Chinese Ensemble.
She also composed the score to several films and TV dramas, including “The Warrior And The Wolf ” from Tian Zhuangzhuang, “Left & Right” from Wang Xiaoshuai and “A Dream of Red Mansions” from Li Shaohong.