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Li Yiding
Chinese Composer

A native of Beijing, China, Li Yiding's father was a professor of Chinese literature. She graduated from the Composition Department of Shenyang Conservatory of Music (http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_artists/2003-09/24/content_27574.htm) and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1982. Since then she has worked as the senior composer for China Central Television (CCTV - http://www.cctv.com/english/index.shtml) and China TV Drama Production Center (CTPC) in Beijing.
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Read an IAWM Interview with Li Yiding here.

Contact her at lyding@vip.sina.com.

Visit the International Alliance for Women in Music here.

For more information about the music of Li Yiding, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@worldnet.att.net.

Her music has been performed in London, Washington D.C., Seoul, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Miami, Rome, Chicago, Qingdao, Shenyang, Beijing, and many other cities.

Her works have been played by such groups as the China National Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Shenyang Conservatory of Music (China), the Price Duo (US - http://www.culvercrest.com/deonprice/), CUBE (US - http://www.cubeensemble.com/), the New Asia Quartet (Korea), and performers Deon Price (US), Sara Torquati (Italy), Albert Sassmann (Austria), Friedrich Gauwerky (Germany), Patricia Morehead (US), and others.

As a representative of Chinese composers, in recent years Li Yiding had toured the United States, England, Korea, Pakistan, Hong Kong, and other countries.

Li Yiding is very well known in China. She is a prolific composer of both concert music and film-teleplay music. She has written soundtracks for more than 14 films and 80 teleplays. She has published nearly 100 songs, as well as articles and recordings of her music. She has been awarded various prizes for a total 17 films and teleplays.

She is the International Liaison from China and a Board member of the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM - http://www.iawm.org/). She also is the Vice President of the Chinese Woman Composers' Association (CWCA).

Li Yiding's Concert Music
  1. Pakistan Sketch for piano suite Op.1
  2. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms - symphonic poem Op.2
  3. Tibet Scene - piano prelude Op.3
  4. Tibet Langda for String Quartet Op.4
  5. Guge Kingdom Ruins for Cello and Piano Op.5
  6. Zhaxi Island Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano Op.6
  7. Olunchun in Xiaoxing'anling Mountain Op.7 for Piano Quintet
  8. Mountain Song for Oboe and Piano Op.8
  9. Burned Eden for Soprano, Clarinet, Cello and Piano Op.9
    This piece was selected as second place winner of the Miriam Gideon Prize for New Music from IAWM in 2004.
  10. Cliff Paintings in the Baicha River Valley Op.10 for Solo Piano
  11. Angels in Hoh-Xil - Symphonic Poem Op.11
  12. Blue Mask Drama for Erhu Septet Op.12
  13. Gu'erlu Talking and Singing for Trumpet Quintet Op. 13
  14. Blue Mask Drama for Solo Piano Op. 14
  15. Blue Mask Drama for Chinese Plucked Instrumentation Op.15
  16. Blue Mask Drama for Solo Violin, Solo Flute and String Orchestra Op.16
  17. Zhaxi Island Rhapsody for two Pianos Op.17
  18. Blue Mask Drama for Chinese Instrumental Orchestra Op.18
Li Yiding's Music for Film and Teleplay
She has been awarded prizes for 17 films and teleplays. The best of these are:
  1. The serial teleplay Xiao Long and Xiao Li in 1982, First Prize of "Flying in the Sky".
  2. The teleplay Oath of Friendship in 1986, Prize of the President.
  3. The film A Beijing Little Girl in 1989.
  4. The film The Winter of That Year in 1990, Glory Prize.
  5. The serial teleplay Macao Anecdotes in 1991.
  6. The film Singing Deer in Golden Autumn Three Prizes in 1994: Prize of the Third Suss International Teenage Film Festival, Golden Prize for Long Feature film, and the Prize of Child Adjudicator in the Seventh Cairo International Film Festival.
  7. 84-part serial teleplay The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Awarded 1995, "Flying in the Sky", "Golden Eagle" and "Golden Dragon" Prizes. The serial has been shown in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, USA and some other countries in Europe.
  8. The film Happy Angels in 1998, awarded government Huabiao Prize.
  9. The serial teleplay Wen Cheng Princess in 1999.
  10. The serial teleplay Wen Yiduo in 1999.
  11. The Cinerama production Grand Review Troops in 2000.
  12. The serial teleplay Heavy Snow Has Disappeared without Any Trace. Awarded the 19th China Golden Eagle Prize for TV Play Song in 2001.
  13. The Cinerama production Kite City in the World – Weifang in 2002.
  14. The teleplay Keep Watch in 2003.
  15. The serial teleplay The The Meet After Raining in 2006
Since 2001 Li Yiding and her colleagues have held 4 IAWM Concerts in Beijing:
  1. Price DUO Concert in Beijing Concert Hall on June 7, 2001
    3 works were performed, including Li Yiding's "Zhaxi Island Rhapsody".
  2. Chamber Music Concert in Beijing Poly Theater on July 25, 2002
    6 works were performed, including Li Yiding's "Guge Kingdom Ruins" and "Pakistan Sketch".
  3. Piano Concert in Beijing Yifu Conference Center on March 14, 2004
    13 works were performed, including Li Yiding's "Cliff Paintings in the Baicha River Valley".
  4. Plucked Chinese Instrument Orchestra Concert in Beijing Central Conservatory of Music on March 24, 2007
    10 works were performed, including Li Yiding's "Blue Mask Drama".

Chinese Women Composers' Association (CWCA) was founded on July 22, 2002 in Hong Kong. Li Yiding is the one of the three founders and the Vice President. Now CWCA already has more than 40 members from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Hong Kong, Taipei, U.S., Canada, France, Belgium and elsewhere.

CWCA has presented 3 concerts:
  1. Symphony Concert in the Concert Hall of Hong Kong City Hall on March21, 2004
    8 works were performed, including Li Yiding's "Angels in Hoh-Xil".
  2. Concert for New Chamber Works from CWCA in the China National Library Concert Hall in Beijing on September 17, 2004
    14 works were performed, including Li Yiding's "Burned Eden".
  3. Chinese Women Composers' Association Symphony Concert in Beijing Concert Hall on March 12, 2005
    6 works were performed, including Li Yiding's "Angels in Hoh-Xil".

Li Yiding is China's designated representative to the The International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM - http://www.iawm.org/), and the IAWM Board of Directors has authorized her to be host of the upcoming 2008 Beijing Congress on Women in Music and China Conservatory of Music (http://www.iawm.org/congress2008.htm). The congress will be held April 18 through April 22, 2008. Li Yiding is preparing this very big event with her Chinese and international colleagues. She looks forward to sharing ideas with people around the world.

Contact her at lyding@vip.sina.com.

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