Wang Guowei is both performer on the Chinese two-string fiddle erhu and composer. He studied at the Shanghai Conservatory and was concertmaster and soloist with the Shanghai Traditional Orchestra. He joined Music From China in 1996 as Artistic Director and has been hailed as a “master of the erhu” by music critics. Wang Guowei has appeared with such artists as the Shanghai Quartet, Ying Quartet, Amelia Piano Trio, Continuum, Third Angle New Music Ensemble, Virginia Symphony, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Ornette Coleman, Butch Morris, Yo-Yo Ma, and has performed at colleges, universities and cultural institutions across the U.S. and internationally. A dedicated teacher and educator, Wang Guowei conducts Chinese music ensembles at Williams College, Swarthmore College, Westminster Choir College, and the Music From China Youth Orchestra.