Composer, studied music composition at the China Conservatory from year to year, and is now pursuing a PhD at the UCLA Herb Albert Music School. In his past student life, he has studied with Jihao Quan, David Lefkowitz, Ian Kouse, and is now studying with Bruce Broughton. As a newly emerging versatile composer, Enguang Zhao composes for a wide range of genres, from scoring for motion pictures, television, and computer games to concert music.
As a concert composer, he has composed for various styles of works including music for solo, traditional Chinese ensembles, mixed ensembles of Chinese and western instruments, chamber music and orchestra. His music is not only perceived as contemporary but it is also comprehensible. He constantly strives to ingeniously combine western modern music techniques and eastern philosophy in his music. With this insistence, his compositions have recently won national and international competitions, including the China National Composition Awards, the Sun-river International Student Contemporary Music Competition (International Society of Contemporary Music ), and the New Generation Student Composition Competition (Twice).
In the past two years, Enguang Zhao expanded his field to commercial music. His first commercial music projects for Top Ten Zheng performers and orchestra were premiered by Zhongshan Wang, Sha Yuan and the Central Opera Theatre Philharmonic of China broadcast by China Central Television. Additionally, He has composed and produced music for several films, TV series and large-scale commercial theme galas broadcast on TV in China. During the composing period, he has worked with a number of philharmonics including Beijing philharmonics, China Young Philharmonic, and Central Opera Theatre Philharmonic of China.
Now, Enguang Zhao is living in the Los Angeles.
Unique traits: A newly emerging versatile composer,compose for a wide range of genres, from scoring for motion pictures,television,and computer games to concert music. Full of imagination, has reasonably professional training in music for multi-media. Passionate and dedicated, highly efficient.
The 17th China National Composition Awards
The 8th New Generation Student Composition Competition
The 7th ISCM Sun-river International Student Contemporary Music Competition
The 6th New Generation Student Composition Competition
University of California-Los Angeles
China Conservatory of Music