Yan Aihua

Organized by 黑猫不是喵 on 2022-04-14
Introduction to Yan Aihua(guzheng)Master performer,music educator

Yan Aihua, female, Han nationality, was born in June 1953 in Nanjing, Jiangsu. He is the director, professor and postgraduate tutor of the Folk Music Department of the School of Music of Nanjing University of the Arts, the vice president of the Guzheng Professional Committee of the Chinese National Orchestra Society, and the vice president of the Chinese Musicians Association Guzheng Society. Over the years, he has been employed as a judge by the Ministry of Culture, the China Music Association, the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, the Jiangsu Music Association, the Singapore International Chinese Arts Festival, the Hong Kong International Chinese Culture and Arts Festival National Instrument Competition and the Chinese Music Golden Bell Award Finals.

Professor Yan Aihua has been teaching the main course of Guzheng for a long time. He has published three tutorials including "Training of Modern Guzheng Playing Techniques", summed up a new system of scientific teaching methods of Guzheng that is "existent, accurate, wonderful and profound", and has published "Contemporary Guzheng Art" successively. Development Track", "Existent, Accurate, Wonderful, Profound", "Several Problems in Guzheng Teaching Reform" and many other academic papers, and edited "Guzheng Examination Collection" published by Shanghai Music Publishing House in 2007. 26 students under his guidance have won more than 50 awards in international and domestic competitions. Among them, in 1989, Zhu Lei and Qi Yao won the gold award in the youth group and the silver award in the professional group in the Beijing ART Cup competition; in 2005, student Ren Jielian won two gold awards, the "Wenhua Award" and "Golden Bell Award", the highest national awards; in 2008, Zhan Qian again Won the first prize of "Wenhua Award" Youth Group B.

Professor Yan Aihua won the title of "333 Project" Cross-Century Talent of Jiangsu Province in 1998, the "Redwood Gardener Award" of the Jiangsu Provincial Education Commission in 1999, and the "Excellent Instructor Award" of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education in 2006. In 2007, he won the "Outstanding Contribution Gardener Award" by the Jiangsu Provincial Music Association, and in 2008, he won the "Dunhuang Cup" Youth Guzheng Competition Gardener Award and Outstanding Teacher Award at the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival. In 2008, he was awarded the "Outstanding Gardener Award" by the Ministry of Culture of China. In the same year, he won the First Undergraduate Teaching Famous Teacher Award of Nanjing University of the Arts. In 2009, he won the Contribution Award of Morality and Art at the First Hong Kong International National Musical Instrument Competition. The project "Aiming at the National Highest Award to Deeply Develop Students' Artistic Potential - Exploration and Practice of Cultivating Folk Music Elites" won the first prize of Jiangsu Higher Education Teaching Achievement.

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