Dr. CHENG Haoru
Central Conservatory of Music

Ms. CHENG Haoru, a famous young guzheng player in China, has been serving as a professional guzheng teacher in Central Conservatory of Music and is the first one in China to achieve a doctorate in guzheng performance. She was the ambassador of Silk Road & Young Dreams, the gold medal winner of the three highest-level competitions in the Chinese Music World (Golden Bell Award, Wenhua Award, CCTV National Instrumental Music Television Contest), the first guzheng professional player to be rated as elitist for two support programs at the same time (BOB Top Innovative Talents and Hanergy Talents Support Program respectively), and was selected as one of the top ten new guzheng performers by CCTV.

CHENG learned to play guzheng at the age of four and was instructed by Mr. ZHAO Lin and renowned performer and educator - Prof. ZHOU Wang. As one of the leading figures among the young guzheng players in China, Ms. Cheng successfully played in many of the concert halls of China and the rest of the world and performed guzheng solo concerto concerts in dozens of cities in China. She has toured in Asia, Europe and the North America to conduct exchange performances. In particular, she performed the Voice of China in major international concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in the United States, which was highly praised and favored by foreign audiences. As one of the leading guzheng players in the new era, she participated in many major state activities including the Cultural Gala “The Great Journey” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Party, and played an important role in the APEC meeting, the “New Year Tea Party” of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the 10th Anniversary of the Olympic Games, which enabled her to be highly praised by national leaders. Furthermore, she was invited to perform in many high-end concerts, including the Asia Art Festival, China Symphony Music Season, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Hangzhou International Music Festival, Shenzhen International Music Festival, Qingdao Ocean International Music Festival, and “Golden Bell Star” of China Musicians Association, while performing concerto with China National Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and other famous orchestras. She was invited to participate in major events such as the 2018 CCTV Spring Festival Gala, the 2017 CCTV Lantern Festival Gala and the Celebration Gala for the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.

CHENG has comprehensive techniques, an enthusiastic and connotative performance style. While mastering the traditional guzheng genre, she has also shown her mastery of modern guzheng works, and the ability to express music and emotional tension, which makes her one of the exemplary representatives among young guzheng performers in China.