Chinese composer Fang Fang (b. 1984) is one of the young Chinese artists impressively bridging the divide between Chinese folk music and western classical music. Her compositions include vocal, choral, chamber, piano and orchestral works.
She is a lecturer in the Composition Department of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, China. As a specialist in Chinese traditional music, her specialties include Mongolian and Tibetan music, as well as the music of Zhuang, Dong and Miao tribes. For her efforts in integrating Chinese folk and philosophical elements into her compositions, she has gained several national and international awards including the prestigious Chinese Golden Bell Award of Chinese National Music (2011), the John Mayer Prize (2014 and 2015), the Birmingham Chamber Music Society Prize (2015) and the Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestral Composition Prize (2015).
Her compositions have been premiered by many outstanding orchestras and ensembles, such as the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, the Birmingham Conservatoire Repertoire Orchestra, the Decibel Ensemble, Le Page Ensemble, Via Nova Choir and the Krock Electric Guitar Quartet.
From 2013 to 2016, she completed a PhD Degree in Music (Composition) at Birmingham Conservatoire under a scholarship from the Chinese Scholarships Council (CSC) that she won in 2013. During her doctoral research, she studied composition with Joe Cutler, Andrew Toovey, Michael Wolters and Howard Skempton.